The Manager of Dominion Fish Liberia Inc., a local NGO operating in R2 community on the Robert field Highway outside Monrovia, has extolled the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Moses Zinnah, for working with local farmers.
Dominion Fish is one of many local formers’ groups engaged in fish production, empowerment of less fortunate and venerable women in the country. Farm Manager Ms Hannah Myers said government’s support to local farmers would enhance their financial capacity to generate sufficient foreign exchange that could fast track the country’s economy.
She says Minister Zinnah recent comment indicates that the government is committed to improving the agriculture sector and economic growth here. According to the Dominion Fish official, such move by the government will improve technical skills and knowledge of farmers in producing high quality products that can attract foreign partnership and economic betterment.
Ms. Myers observed that with government support, small and medium-scale farmers would be able to train less fortunate and destitute women, who lack professional skills to meaningfully contribute to their survivor.
The Dominion Fish Manager says technical, financial and material assistance to local agriculture organizations would empower women and reduce dependency syndrome particularly on their male counterparts in the home. She emphasizes that the time has come to tap the talents of Liberian farmers to enable them cope with changing realities and modern methodology.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne