CDC Defeated Representative Candidate Launches Self-Initiative Agriculture Project In Bong

A former CDC Representative candidate of Electoral District#7, Bong County, Jacob Sumo Jackson has launched a self-initiative agriculture project in the District.

He is using the time to support President Weah’s “Back to the Soil” message, inspiring the citizenry to focus on agriculture production towards poverty alleviation.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of the self-initiative agriculture project yesterday, December 14, 2023, Mr. Jackson shared his agriculture vision with rural dwellers, mainly farmers, emphasizing the need for self-sufficiency in food production to bolster the Liberian economy and decrease the country’s dependency on imported food.

The Sanoyea native said Liberians do have the capacity to grow what they eat and to eat what they grow but need to overcome complacency and idleness to achieve food security.

He made a passionate clarion call for all Liberians to go back to the soil to grow their food if they will surmount poverty and food insecurity.

The former CDC Representative candidate further said his self-agriculture initiative in the District is intended to provide job opportunities for his citizens.

“Two hundred persons will be employed which include one hundred women and one hundred men for the first six (6) months to maintain the farm,” he added.

The CDC former Representative candidate said he has acquired over 200 acres of farming land in Sanoyea District, but he is currently developing 50 acres of said farmland with mixed crops which include palm, plantain, rubber, and Pineapple.

The CDC’s former Representative candidate further revealed that there are plans underway for rice.

Mr. Jackson at the same time committed himself to working with the people of Sanoyea for the overall development of District#7, Bong County, and Liberia at large.

Additionally, Mr. Jackson further lauded President George Weah for the opportunity provided him, by contesting on CDC ticket in the District, despite losing the election.

However, participants or citizens who attended the ceremony expressed their gratitude to Mr. Jacob Sumo Jackson for the initiative.
They described the launching ceremony of the self-agriculture initiative as a big boost for the District, in terms of economic empowerment for the citizens.

They further explained that the farm would help minimize criminal activities in the District, on grounds that youth will be doing some daily hire which will help in putting money in their pockets.

The Sanoyea District citizens further admonished other sons and daughters of the District to emulate the unprecedented initiative of Mr. Jacob Sumo Jackson. By Patrick S. Tokpah

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