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Govt, World Bank launch US$3.1M agriculture project

Joseph Sayon/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Feb. 2, 2015)-The Liberian Government and the World Bank have launched a US$3.1M Community Agriculture Project in Kakata, Margibi County.

The Community Livelihood and Investment Project (CLIP), was officially launched Saturday, January 31, 2015 by Vice President (VP), Joseph Boakai.

CLIP will be implemented by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and will benefit more than ten thousand young people from Liberia’s 15 counties.

VP Boakai said: “Each county will recruit 700 young people to participate in the project and suggested that a system be put in place to single out individuals to be rewarded for excellent performance.”

“Rewarding individuals for excellent performance will encourage competition amongst the young people on how they take community initiative seriously,” he also said.

The Liberian Vice President then urged beneficiaries to take ownership of the project and thanked the World Bank for supporting the project expected to last for 18 months.

Also speaking at the launch, LACE Executive Director, Julius Sele said every country will be given rice and cassava processing machine to enhance the initiative.

Mr. Sele said: “The project will help various community members increase their income and recover from some of the economic losses sustained as a result of the Ebola outbreak.”

He added: “The daily wage of the Community Livelihood and Investment Project is three United States Dollars.”

 


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