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President Weah meets Association of Rice Importers

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President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has met the importers of rice and stepped up efforts to ensure the price of the Nation’s staple food is substantially reduced and made affordable for ordinary Liberians.

According to an Executive Mansion release issued Wednesday, January 31.2018,the Liberian Leader made the comment when he met officials of the Association of Rice Importers today in the presence of Commerce and Industry Minister designate,Prof.Wilson Tarpeh.

The Liberian Chief Executive said his Government was fully prepared to work with rice importers in every way possible to reduce the price of rice, which is also referred to as ‘political commodity.’

President Weah said it is intolerable that in the midst of acute hardship and mass unemployment the price of rice continues to increase, adding:” I am willing to work with you and resolve all the issues that underpin the galloping price of rice so that our people will buy.”

President Weah said if Government imposed-tax is an issue, you can rest assure that my Government is more than ready to grant reasonable adjustments in the tax regime to make the reduction of rice price possible.

The President averred that the reduction of the prices of essential commodities is inextricably integral to his administration’s pro-poor agenda.

Speaking earlier, the rice importers told President Weah that they are willing to dialogue with government to ensure that the price of rice is reduced.

 


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