Vice President Joseph Boakai has lauded the head of the Christ Vision Church International Ministries, Rev. James Paye, and his congregation for lifting the church higher through agriculture.
He made the commendation Tuesday, 16 February when he formally launched the Christ Vision Church International Ministries Christian Radio Station.
Vice President Boakai stressed that agriculture is the bedrock of any country like Liberia, and emphasized the need for Liberians to make use of the soil to feed the nation and sustain its development process.
He said Liberia has a rich soil and it is important that citizens, regardless of their status in society, get involved in agriculture to improve their economic and social wellbeing. During the launch, Mr. Boakai pledged US$5,000 towards the station’s television project.
For his part, Pastor Paye said the radio station is a Christian station established to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in helping to build the spiritual and moral consciousness of Liberians.
Pastor Paye said the goal of the congregation is to have a television component of the station this year.
He added the church has in the last three years engaged in farming which empowers it to construct the radio station and a new facility to host the congregation.
The Christ Vision pastor praised Vice President Boakai for his long-standing support to Liberian farmers, and appealed to him to continue support to the sector to lift Liberians out of poverty.
Also present at the launch were the Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, and Bong County acting Superintendent, Anthony Sheriff, among others.
By Ben P. Wesee-Edited by Jonathan Browne