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Pres. Sirleaf dedicates cassava processing plant

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has praised the European Union for its continuous contribution to Liberia’s recovery efforts.

An Executive Mansion release said Mrs Sirleaf made the comments when she dedicated a modern cassava processing center in Kormah Town, Clay Ashland, Montserrado County on Friday, August 7, 2015.  She expressed satisfaction and said she was very impressive. “Am very impressed. What this project has done today means, it has set an example all over that we mean business,” President Sirleaf indicated.

The Liberian leader thanked the European Union for its continued financial assistance to Liberia and for all they have done within the various sectors in Liberia.

President Sirleaf thanked the people of Kormah for their support to the country’s agricultural sector and for complementing government’s efforts to ensure that enough food is available on the Liberian market at an affordable price. The President made particular mention of the resilience and determination of the people of Kormah Town for raising over two million Liberia dollars through village savings. She encouraged them to ensure that relations between the European Union and Liberia remain strong.

.Responding, the head of Cooperation at the European Union, Stefan Ellero, reiterated their commitment to the development of the country and thanked the Liberian leader for creating the enabling environment; adding, “Successful projects like this needs to be implemented in different communities across Liberia.

Mr. Ellero also thanked Welthungerhilfe (WHH), ACF and RUAF for implementing the project adding, “It was rewarding.” For her part, Head of Project UPANI, Mrs. Irene Sleven, who put the total cost of the project at US$27,000, including equipment, thanked the people of Kormah Town for the cooperation shown during the execution of the project.

In separate remarks, Clay Ashland’s city mayor, Mrs. Alveria Morris-Raynes, town chief, J. Momo Johnson, and Kormah Town’s chairlady, Mrs. Sando Johnson said they were thankful to President Sirleaf and partners for affording them the opportunity to work and earn something; noting that they have raised over two million Liberian dollars through their village saving initiative.

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The project under the theme: “Enhancing Food Security and Nutrition in and around Monrovia and Tubmanburg,” was funded by the European Union and implemented by Welthungerhilfe (WHH), in partnership with ACF and RUAF-Press Release

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