President Weah Will Always Support Fishermen and FishMongers

President Weah Will Always Support Fishermen and FishMongers

The Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has assured fishermen and Fishmongers (Fish Processors/Sellers) in Maryland County  that President George Manneh Weah remains supportive to them in an effort to improve their livelihoods.

Speaking upon the arrival of her fisheries delegation in Harper City Maryland counties at the start of four coastal counties tour, at one of the several interactive engagements with Fishermen and Fishmongers, Madam Emma Metieh Glassco mentioned that president Weah support to the Fisheries sector remains unending.

“president Weah will continue to  empower  local fishermen and fishmongers across the nine coastal counties in Liberia”.

At a huge gathering held at Harper City Hall, Madam Glassco said that President Weah pledged his administration relentless support to the sector so as to adequately enhance the capacity of both the fishmongers and fishermen to increase their net income.

She added that it is president George Manneh Weah’s vision to transform Liberia into an industrial fishing nation. Madam Glassco added, to ensure that his vision becomes a reality, Liberia has secured US$60Million from the world Bank for the overall development of the fisheries sector.

DG Glassco explained that portion of the money will be used for infrastructure developments including the constructions of an industrial fishing port at the Mesurado Pier on Bushrod Island, Montserrado County and also an integrated fish landing site on Popo Beach.

At the same time, she noted that as part of the infrastructure developments, there will also be constructions of integrated landing sites with other facilities including marine stores in Maryland, Grand Kru, Sinoe, Grand Bassa and Margibi counties.

She assured the fishermen, fishmongers along with their county authorities in attendance at the ceremony that the construction of  these projects will hopefully commence in 2023.

Meanwhile, the local authorities in Maryland county including the superintendent, George Pratt, the City Mayor, the Sea Chiefs and fishmongers commended president George Weah for the continuous concern and support shown those in the fisheries sector.

They noted that since the beginning of Liberian history, president George Mannah Weah CDC-led government is on record as being the first government that has shown much interest in the fisheries sector with the provision of hundreds of fishing implements including nets, outboard engines and lifejackets among others



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