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Tamba Boimah Hali, a Liberian-born professional athlete who has plied his trade in the National Football League (NFL) of the United States of America (USA),has returned home after over 25 years to help stimulate the economy of the country and create jobs.
Hali, 35, has been playing American football for the past 15 years. He played for Penn State where he earned all-American honors (2002 – 2005) and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as a linebacker in 2006 and was released in March 2018.
In an interview with journalists in Monrovia, on Saturday, November 24, Montserrado County District #1 Lawrence Morris who is also, a managing partner, formally announced Hali as a managing partner and the financier for the modern Automated Poultry farm.
Rep. Morris said Hali has already bought 72 acres for the erection of the poultry farm which is located in his district – on the outskirts of Montserrado and bordering Margibi County.
“On Saturday, Hali thanked the people for clearing the lands with a cow, though they did not do it free-of-charge, it was his means of saying thank you as the first step,” Rep. Morris said.
The Montserrado County lawmaker divulged that the Liberian millionaire has taken interest in the poultry farm when he realized the “hunger, bad economy and the issues of job creation in the country.”
“The poultry farm will be expected to produce eggs and meat and of course generate revenue from these products,” Rep. Morris said. “About 150 persons will be employed. In about six months, operations of the poultry are expected to start because the pre-fabricated structure will be imported and erected.”
The former American footballer said his return to his native land is in fulfillment of his dream of coming home to contribute his quota, including helping stimulate the economy.
“We want to stimulate our economy and provide some jobs for our people,” Hali said. “There are lots of ideas of stimulating the economy but l do not want to fabricate now. In my mind, l have retired but because of some business purpose, l have not formally retired.”
Meanwhile, Hali, who is also a pianist, songwriter, producer and a singer has sung over three songs in his album, Tamba Juice, which was produced by Masterkraft — a Nigerian record producer, disc jockey, band director, pianist, and songwriter.
Some of the songs included Samba, the One for Me and Oh my Gawd. Hali’s music videos were directed by Patrick Elis and Susan.
Hali further told journalists that he is doing music with different Liberian local artists to improve the Liberian music industry and to share Liberian culture.