Agricultural experts from Israel in partnership with the Aquaculture fish farmers here have conducted a two-day intensive training in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Speaking to the NewDawn at the start of the training recently, the production manager Mr. Tamir Ezer, said the training was meant to educate fish farmers in Liberia how to grow fish in their respective communities and to test suitable areas for fish farming, amongst others.
Mr. Ezer explained that he will exert all efforts in enhancing skills of fish farmers across Bong County, stressing the need for fish farmers to take the soil as theirs.
The technical director for aquaculture in Liberia, Mr, Zaza Kpadeh lauded the Israeli experts for building the skills of fish farmers in Bong County.
According to him, the aquaculture program was established to teach young people how to grow fish and create job opportunity for themselves. Mr. Kpadeh explained that the organization basically focuses on how fish farmers could acquire skills to manage fish pumps in the County.
He urged participants to make use of the knowledge acquired especially, in their respective communities. Speaking at the end of the two days event, some fish farmers who attended the training thanked the agriculture experts for imparting knowledge in them, terming it as an eye opener.
They believe the training will greatly help in producing fish in their respective communities. “We are really happy about the training and we can assure you that what we have learnt will be implemented to the fullest”, the trainees promised.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan, Bong County-Editing by Jonathan Browne