A group of women under the National Council of Chiefs and Elders has commenced harvesting roughly a four – hectare of upland rice planted this farming season.
The National Coordinator of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders Madam Ceita Saah Fofanah at the official ceremony recently on the Ganta Highway outside Gbarnga commended the women for the step taken to plant rice.
Madam Fofanah says the traditional council supports agriculture, especially rice because it is Liberia’s staple food.She encourages the women to make planting of rice a continuous process, rather than just harvesting this year and sit by.
Madam Fofanah pledges the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders’ support to the women initiative in the county.She enjoins the women farmers to keep standing up for the betterment of the country.
Two local officials of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders women farming group Madam Albanison Kromah and Madam Aletha Sackor Sheriff say the planting of the four hectare of rice farm was difficult.They complain of the lack of support, but note that they are glad that it has been realized.
According to the two local officials, the women of Bong County are very committed to helping government create a strong agricultural sector that will benefit all Liberians.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley