The private sector advisor of the Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture or CNFA and Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity or LADA, Mrs. Watchen Bruce has donated an agro-processing machine to the management of the Dominion Fish Farmer Liberia, Inc.
Making the donation at its office in the R2 Community here in Montserrado County on Tuesday, 28 March, CNFA challenged the fishery company Dominion Fish Farmer Liberia Inc. to utilize the fish feed pelleting machine being received to enhance fish production in Liberia.
The donor said the dedication of the agro-processing equipment to the local farmer group showed private sector partnership with entrepreneurs that are engaged in the enhancement of the fish industry.
The CNFA official also disclosed that her organization signed an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture to distribute 15 cassava and 15 fish mill to local Liberian agricultural related organizations aimed at increasing their production capacities.
According to Mrs. Bruce, Dominion Fishery Inc. is the first recipient of the agro-processing equipment since it was received from the Ministry of Agriculture.
She further admonished the recipient to make maximum use of the machine and ensure that it is used with care and dedication in enhancing the work of the organization.
Receiving the agro-processing equipment from CNFA, Dominion Fish Farmer Liberia Inc Farm Manager Mrs. Hannah Myers expressed gratitude to the donor and the Ministry of Agriculture for the gesture.
Mrs. Myers said the machine came at the time when her organization was in dire need of a machine that would fast track its fish production in the country.
The Dominion Fishery Farm Manager added that the project was initiated by her husband Mr. Gon Myers. She said Mr. Myers had a dream to ensure that Liberia feeds itself through fish production.
Mrs. Myers indicated that her organization would use the machine to empower youth and women who she said are the backbone of the country.
In proxy of his boss Mr. Patrick Worzie, the Ministry of Agriculture’s acting director at the Monitoring and Evaluation Department Mr. J. Dennis Wiagbe, Jr. said he was encouraged by Dominion Fishery Manager Mrs. Myers’ commitment to enhance the skills of youth and women here.
He pledged the Ministry of Agriculture’s commitment and support to local Liberian organizations for the development of government’s agriculture programs.
Other counties to benefit from the donation of the agro-processing equipment include Bong, Nimba, Lofa and Montserrado respectively.
Meanwhile, several staffs of the Dominion Fishery Inc are being trained in the usage and maintenance of the donated agro-processing equipment. Dominion Fish Farmer Liberia Inc. was established in 2016.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Winston W. Parley