NaFAA Presents Over 800 Life Jackets to Local Fishermen In Harper City
The government of Liberia through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authorities (NaFAA) has presented over eight-hundred life jackets to fishermen in Harper District.
The ceremony brought together various local government officials of Maryland county, residents of the fishery communities in Harper, amongst several citizens who have gone to witness the occasion.
Making the presentation on behalf of the Liberian Government, Maryland County Superintendent, George Andrew Prowd disclosed that the jackets will serve as a relief to Fishermen in the county. It was given mostly to local fishermen in Harper who have no access to proper safety gear.
Superintendent Prowd said the donation is part of the government’s commitment to promoting safe boating practices and protecting legal fishermen across Liberia.
“It is part of president Weah’s continues initiative in making more improvements in the lives of the Liberian people,” he said.
Sup. Prowd added that’ “with the help of dedicated individuals and businesses, we can all work together to create a safer and more caring world for our people”.
Receiving the items on behalf of the fishing Community, the head of the fishermen in Harper Sam Dune lauded the efforts of the Liberian government for such an initiative and promised to use the jackets for the purpose intended.
The presentation of the lifejackets followed a request by fishermen earlier in October 2021 at the official launch of Japanese-donated YAMAHA engines to the Liberian government through (NaFAA) in the port city of Buchanan.
By: Peter Toe, Jr