President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience the Regional Director of the World Food Program (WFP) for West and Central Africa, Abdou Dieng, at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf called for collaboration between the government and WFP that will set a roadmap for a homegrown school feeding program that focuses on the preparation of nutritious meals to enhance the growth and development of school children.
She used the occasion to prevail on the WFP delegation to put together the technical details that will ensure the development of a program, and an implementation plan that will be followed, by rallying support for the rollout of the program.
She assured the delegation that her commitment to assist in the mobilization of funding will be informed by how soon a working document or program is finalized.
She, however, stressed the need for collaboration towards the realization of tangible outcomes.
Mr. Dieng thanked President Sirleaf for the opportunity and appealed for her support and advocacy to resuscitate the school feeding program. The School Feeding Program in Liberia targets some 300,000 school children across the country.