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World Bank, NaFAA end discussions over Regional Fisheries Project

Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
(L-R) NaFAA Director-General,Emma Glassco, third from left posed with some of the participants at the World Bank Meeting.
(L-R) NaFAA Director-General,Emma Glassco, third from left posed with some of the participants at the World Bank Meeting.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - The Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has held fruitful discussions with authorities of the World Bank in continuation of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP) in Liberia.  

NaFAA Director-General,Emma Glassco's visit to the World Bank was a follow up on a US$21Million fisheries project under the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project WARFP. 

The meetings held at the World Bank Headquarters were part of side events at the 63rd Session of the United Nations Convention on the Status of Women ongoing in the United States of America.

According to a dispatch from Washington DC, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 the World Band will be used to construct modern state of the art fishing and processing facilities and to establish landing jetties in targeted five coastal counties in continuation of the first phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project WARFP.

Based on significant progress made in the eight countries, as a result the World Bank has given Liberia the approval to proceed with the second phase of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project WARFP, which will shortly be implemented.

The US$21Million Fisheries Project when implemented as targeted for five coastal counties will greatly impart the Liberian fisheries sector as there exist a need for a state of the art fishing and processing facilities and landing jetties in all of the nine coastal counties.

The facilities are expected to be a state of the art   processing and landing jetties for fish, will be the first of its kind and will tremendously impact the lives of the fishermen within the five coastal counties.

Madam Glassco, during discussions at the World Bank spoke of illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, marine pollution as well as climate change are some of the challenges confronting Liberia’s fisheries sector.  At the same time Madam Glassco, conveyed the enormous progress made in restoring the sector to vibrancy under the CDC led government.

She also held discussions with Ms. Diarietou Gaye Director, Strategy and Operations Africa Region, Mr.Benoit Bosquet Director & Natural Resources and was accompanied to the World Bank Headquarters by the Deputy Ambassador for Liberia to Washington DC Ms. Alberta Doe.

 


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