FED, Farmers Pay Homage to “Nimba’s Agriculture Hero”

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Nimbaians on Saturday, August 22 paid their last respect to the fallen manager of an American funded Food and Enterprise Development (FED) as his remains were laid to rest in his home town of Zoeluapa, Zoe-Gbar Administrative District, Nimba County.
The Nimba FED Manager, V. Horace Yansine Sr. 55, died at the JFK Memorial Hospital on August 5 after a period of illness.
He was the first FED County Manager since FED started empowering local farmers in agricultural production in the country almost four years ago.
Many farmers and sympathizers described the late Yansine as someone who was “so instrumental in the expansion of the FED activities across the county.” His efforts, the farmers said, have greatly impacted some of them to the extent that there are now positive changes in their farming activities.
Some of the farmers said the late Yansine’s activities as FED Nimba Manager empowered them with skills and materials, which included power tillers, manual farming tools, seedlings of all varieties as well as structural facilities for storage.
“We hope to get another FED Manager like the Late Yansine,” a farming group from Kwindin, Lower Nimba County lamented.
“He was so good and down to earth, and could listen to the farmers’ plights,” they added.
“Horace [was] one of our hard working county managers, and we really regret his passing,” the FED family said in their tribute.
Nearly all the farming groups across the country as well as local county officials, some members the county Legislative Cacucus turned out and also paid their final respect to the one they referred to as “hero of Nimba’s Agriculture.”
The late V. Horace Yansine Sr. acquired his agriculture degree at the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County and served in several positions in Nimba before he was hired by FED as its first Manager for the county. He was a prospective graduate of the Atlantic International University in Hawaii, USA where he was doing an online course in Agriculture.
During the Disarmament, Demobilizatrion, Repatriatioin and Resettlement (DDRR) process that characterized the end of Liberia’s 14 years civil crisis, the late Yansine served as manager of Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC) Ganta Satellite where over 500 of the former combatants were trained and reintegrated into society.
Prior to becoming FED Manager, Mr. Yansine contested for Nimba Electoral District #7 Representative seat in the 2011 general and legislative elections, but lost to the incumbent, Rep. Worlea Saywah Dunah.
He was born in 1960 unto the union of Mr. Moses Yansine Sayekoloyee, a traditional leader in Zoeluapa Town, and his mother Lualay in the former Gbao Clan, Zoe Geh District, Nimba County.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Kuku Yansine, his mother, Lualay, five children and a host of other relatives living in and out of Liberia.

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