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Japan approves US$1.5 million youth livelihood program for Liberia

Jos Garneo Cephas
farming activity among other areas being considered in the Japanese program.
farming activity among other areas being considered in the Japanese program.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - The Government of Japan has approved to sponsored livelihood program for vulnerable people and communities for Social Stability through jobs creation in Liberia.

The US$1.5 million will be directed towards thematic areas aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of Liberians, especially among the youthful population.

The program  among other things will also Promote and support Voluntary Guidelines in securing sustainable Small Scale Fisheries (VGSS) and Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea and Integrated Sustainable Rice System Development.

Japan’s permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb.  KoroBessho during a recent courtesy call on Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations,  Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, disclosed that each program will receive a support of US$5000.000.00 and be administered by the United Nations Agencies in Liberia through UNIDO.

Amb. Bessho, furthered said the Promotion of Social Stability for vulnerable people and communities will focus directly on youths in Nimba and will be administered by UNIDO, while the other two projects will be administered by FAO.

For his part, Amb. Kemayah, lauded Japan for the long-standing ties of friendship with Liberia and promised to sustain the bilateral relations.

The Japanese Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Liberia, Ambassador, Tsutomu Himeno, committed his government to working with the Liberian Government, when he paid a curtsey call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia. 


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