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ADB to support Liberias agriculture sector

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(, 2016)-The President of the African Development Bank, Adewumi Adesina, has reaffirmed the Bank’s commitment in supporting Liberia’s agriculture.

Dr. Adesina said: “The bank will do aggressive work to transform the country’s agriculture and support its development programs, particularly in the areas of electricity, water, sanitation and infrastructural projects in Liberia.”

“The Bank’s move is in response to the many challenges which continue to persist not only in Liberia but across the continent, despite huge interventions made over the years,” he said.

Dr. Adesina spoke Thursday, March 10, 2016 at a local hotel in Monrovia during a State Dinner held in his honor by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

He further stressed that the bank’s commitment is in line with its top five priorities, aimed at lighting up Africa and empowering Africans, feeding Africa, industrializing Africa, integrating Africa and improving the quality of lives of Africans.

He praised President Sirleaf and described her as Liberia’s best gift to the world for its common good.

In remarks, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hailed Dr. Adesina, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister and said: “Your visit to the country within the time frame with the promise demonstrates your commitment to Liberia.”

The Liberian Leader also thanked the ADB President for the bank’s support to Liberia’s development processes, especially in the agriculture sector.

The African Development Bank currently has 17 operations in the country amounting to nearly US300m.


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