Former NEC Executive Director Invests In Agriculture

By Jefferson D.Tweh

In an effort to boost rice production in the country, the former Executive Director of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Mr. John K. Langley, has milled thousands of bags of Liberia’s staple food, rice in Todee District, Montserrado and Margibi Counties to enable citizens get more food.

Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview, Mr. Langley explained that he has milled more rice on his two farms and that the rice is now on the Liberian Market and that each bag of rice costs L$1,700. He said besides the milling of the rice, he has also produced cassava and other crops that are good for human consumption.

Mr. Langley told our reporter that he encounters lots of challenges on his two farms and that the major challenge is lack of funding something he described very worrisome. He said he uses 10 gallons of fuel per day on his two farms to mill his harvested rice.

However NEC Former Executive Director is calling on the Government of Liberia, International Partners, International Non-Governmental Organizations, National Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Actors, Philanthropists and Humanitarians to render him an assistance to enable him continue with his farming activities because agriculture plays a significant role in a country.

It can be recalled that since Mr. Langley started his farming activities in Montserrado and Margibi Counties, he is making great impact in the agricultural sector in terms of producing rice, cassava and other crops. Although Mr. Langley resides in Monrovia, he is very committed to his farming activities.