Vice President Joseph Boakai yesterday re-emphasized the need for more Liberians to engage in agriculture to become self-sufficient when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Amara Konneh, to discuss issues relevant to the country’s economic growth.
According to VP Boakai, agriculture is the only way for Liberians to bring themselves out of poverty and be food sufficient, adding that it will also create employment opportunities for many other Liberians, especially the youth.
After recounting the losses in the rubber and iron ore sectors, he expressed the belief that agriculture is the bedrock of the nation because it comes with many opportunities.
“The agriculture sector,” he said, “needs government’s attention before it can reach the full potential through the construction of good road networks to enable farmers to deliver their produce to the markets.”
Veep Boakai used the occasion to thank Minister Konneh and his staff for the level of work done at the Ministry so far.