CDA Political Leader Opts For Better Liberia Through Agriculture After 2017

Ambassador Wendell McIntosh
Ambassador Wendell McIntosh

The political leader of the proposed Change Democratic Action (CDA) political party has been explaining the reason why Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic still lacking behind in its social and economic development, and continue to rely on international handouts despite of its natural resources.

Speaking about his vision why he think he should be elected as Liberia’s next President in the upcoming general and presidential elections, Ambassador Wendell McIntosh bragged  of his agricultural expertise, for singlehandedly  carrying on a agricultural project which worth US$30 million from the Government of the late Muammar Gaddafi for Liberia’s agricultural development. Adding, “ Let us used our strength to build agriculture,” Ambassador McIntosh told the GNN-Liberia in an interview on Tuesday, on November 1, 2016 at his Slipway officer.

Amb. Wendell McIntosh with his beloved daughter and wife
Amb. Wendell McIntosh with his beloved daughter and wife

Ambassador McIntosh used the occasion during the interview with the GNN-Liberia to speak against the recycling of politicians since Liberia’s independence  169 years ago who he indicated are only interested to enrich themselves and their immediate families, instead of seeking the interest of the vast majority of the Liberian people who are drowning in abject poverty.

Ambassador McIntosh who said his philosophy is ‘Do unto others as you wish them do unto you’ also noted that in anything God should come first, stressed that Liberians need a leader who will realize the importance of agricultural if they are sustain themselves and do away with self-dependence.

FLASH BACK: Panel discussion: from left to right: Prof. Taute (CSIR Meraka Institute); Wendell Mcintosh (ADA Commercial); Antoine Mialhe (EC, DG Research); Prof. Isaac Graham Meewella (IPMI International Business School, University of Oulu)
FLASH BACK: Panel discussion: from left to right: Prof. Taute (CSIR Meraka Institute); Wendell Mcintosh (ADA Commercial); Antoine Mialhe (EC, DG Research); Prof. Isaac Graham Meewella (IPMI International Business School, University of Oulu)

Ambassador Wendell McIntosh who is the founder of the African Development Aid (ADA) also named the late South African President Nelson Mandela as his role model who he considered as one of Africa’s number one reconcilers; coming from prison and accepting to be with the people whose interest led him into prisons for years.

Concluding, Ambassador McIntosh who appeared excited of his dream becoming a reality for the Liberian’s presidency also urged the youths of Liberia not to be carry away with money during the upcoming general and presidential elections.

Below is the full detail of Ambassador McIntosh’s profile:

Ambassador Wendell McIntosh

Wendell McIntosh is the founder of The African Development Aid (ADA) Commercial.

He has a Masters in Public Administration. ADA was established in 1990.

The company undertakes commercial Agribusiness and related activities to increase food security in Liberia and the West African sub-region.

With the vision of becoming a global and preferred agribusiness leader in West Africa, ADA COMMERCIAL’s mission is to organize, produce, and market rice and other agricultural commodities to the consumers. Through a concession agreement with the Government of Liberia, ADA COMMERCIAL has gained access to 60,000 hectares which is an area large enough to saturate the demand of Liberia and consequently to start exporting significant volumes of rice to the international market. NERICA rice is the rice of choice for commercial production. Production takes place in both upland and lowland (swamp) ecologies and is fully mechanized. Three (3) production cycles is envisaged for each production year.

In October 2012 ADA Commercial Inc. signed an MOU with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) to produce staples and build Food Bank for the Region and replicate the same project within the Member States.

Ambassador Wendell is a renowned speaker on issues relating to Agriculture and Food Security. He has previously been invited by UNESCO to the high panel scientist conference in Trieste Italy to make a Presentation on renewable energy and its benefits for Africa especially in Agriculture

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.