The Statutory Superintendent of the Gbehlay Geh Statutory District in Nimba County, Daniel Bartua Bartuah, has urged ArcelorMittal Liberia to pump in more money into conservation and Biodiversity farming programs in the region.
According to the statutory superintendent, as much as the farmland (East Nimba Reserved Forest) in the clan has been demarcated by the government and partners, citizens in the area may experience hunger,
if land control and improved farming ideas are not introduced.
Daniel Bartuah appealed to the company to aid farming organizations and local NGOs working with farmers in the region to grow more food though on limited land space to keep the people in the areas surviving.
The statutory superintendent, however, appreciated Arcelor Mittal Liberia and RICCE for the agricultural Training offered the citizens to sharpen their farming skills.
The local leader appeal was made in Zorkpolay last Friday, when the Rural Integration Community Conservation Empowerment (RICCE) launched its conservation farming and Biodiversity program, in which its
sponsored farmers sold variety of crops at low cost.
Meanwhile, the Communication Department of AML expressed the hope that the leadership of the company will listen and do more than the citizen feel, adding that as much as locals continue to place more interest in
farming and self-sufficiency in food production, the company will continue to act parallel to their initiatives.