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Agriculture Minister pledges support to LIFAAS

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The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Moses Zinnah, has pledged his Ministry’s willingness to support the Liberia Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services or LIFAAS. The Minister said as a true manifestation of his commitment, he would ensure that a temporary office space is provided to LIFAAS at the Agriculture Ministry until the organization can resettled.

Dr. Zinnah, who installed LIFAAS elected officials into office recently in Monrovia, lauded the group for its efforts in buttressing activities of the Agriculture Ministry aimed at making Liberia self-sufficient in food production.

Earlier, the Chairman of LIFAAS, Mr. A. Richelieu Mitchell, commended stakeholders for the confidence reposed in him and his colleagues in the leadership after serving on the steering committee for some times and given another opportunity to conduct the affairs of the organization for three years.

Mr. Mitchell, who is also the Registrar General of the Corporative Development Agency or CDA, promised to work with all members of the organization to ensure that LIFAAS achieves its objectives.

LIFAAS aims is to enhance rural livelihoods through the provision of improved, efficient and better agriculture extension and advisory services to all clienteles especially, smallholders. The installation ceremony took place at the Ministry of Agriculture, following a stakeholders’ Constitution Validation meeting followed by official launch of LIFAAS – a non-for-profit organization of National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services providers in Liberia.

Those installed include Mr. A. Richelieu Mitchell, Chairman; Leroy Cegbe, Vice Chairman; Edward B. Perry, Secretary General and Focus person, AmitatuKromah, member; WilhemimMulbah, member; Emiis Varney, member; and Molly Massaquoi, respectively.

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