The Government of Liberia (GOL) in collaboration with development partners has disclosed plans to set up industrial processing facilities in nine of Liberia’s fifteen counties to boost agricultural production.
The GOL took the decision recently at a special cabinet meeting that carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, energy, health and infrastructure.
According to the Executive Mansion, the 150-day period, dubbed “The Last Mile,” is intended to keep the administration on course and focused.
The action plan states that four rice mills with a capacity of 10 metric tons will be operational in Nimba and Lofa counties, while eight cassava processing clusters will be equipped in seven counties, including Bomi, Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Bong, Sinoe and Margibi counties. The completion and dedication of the Golden Veroleum Liberia and Sime Darby Palm mills, as well as the Robertsport and Messurado fishing facilities, are also being earmarked under the 150-day action plan.
The four industrial rice mills to be installed in the two counties, Lofa and Nimba, are being procured by the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activities (LADA), a USAID-funded project, an official of LADA has revealed.