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Friday, June 14, 2024

PRESIDENT BOAKAI CONSTITUTES COMMITTEE ON RICE TO ENSURE STABILITY OF THE COUNTRY’S STAPLE

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MONROVIA – President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has constituted a Committee on Rice to ensure the stability of the country’s staple. According to a press statement issued today and signed by Madam Kula Bonah Nyei Fofana, Presidential Press Secretary, the committee is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  • Formulate policy to ensure a constant and steady supply of rice in the country.
  • Develop strategies for accelerated local production of rice and import substitution.
  • Ensure Liberian participation in the importation and distribution of rice throughout the country.
  • Formulate policy for the effective reactivation and management of the Rice Stabilization Fund.
  • Create a database of rice, including price comparisons of major rice-producing countries and the grades of rice.

The Committee Members are:

  1. Amb. Charles Minor – Chairman
  2. Mr. David Vinton – Member
  3. Mrs. Tenaky Toure Kaba – Member
  4. Ministry of Agriculture – Member
  5. Ministry of Commerce & Industry – Member
  6. Ministry of Finance & Development Planning – Member
  7. Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs – Member
  8. Fouta Corporation – Member
  9. National Port Authority – Member
  10. Liberia Business Association – Member
  11. Liberia Marketing Association – Member
  12. National Transport Union of Liberia – Member
  13. Liberia Bankers Association – Member
  14. National Civil Society Council of Liberia – Member
  15. Rural Women Organization of Liberia – Member

The Committee is expected to begin work immediately.

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