NAFAA Liberia Website
December 17, 2018
NaFAA Gets US$3M Icelandic Grant
-Embarks on establishment of Competent Lab
The Government of Liberia and the government of Iceland have signed a US$3Million Grant support towards the development of the fisheries sector.
The grant aims at supporting the establishment of a competent laboratory for testing of fish products on the Liberian market.
Signing on behalf of the Liberian government, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning thanked the Icelandic government’s head of delegation for the speedy pace at which the intervention came.
Hon. Samuel D. Tweah indicated that the fisheries sector has underperformed over the years as a result of the lack of support to tap on its full potential. As such, President George M. Weah and the government of Liberia are determined to further deepen relationship with development partners with the goal of harnessing the full potential of the fisheries sector to impact economic growth and development.
Meanwhile, the Director General of NaFAA expressed deepest appreciation to the government of Iceland for timely responding to the challenges confronting the sector by the provision of said Grant.
Madam Emma Metieh-Glassco stressed that the initiative will enable the sector obtain full knowledge of its valuable species for supply both on local and international markets.
She disclosed that the intervention will be piloted in three of the fifteen counties. She named Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties as targets for the first phase, with hope of extending to other coastal counties.