LIBERIA: FDA, GIZ hold Stakeholders’ Meeting With River Gee County Authority
From E. Varney Kamah ~ GNN Correspondent in Maryland County*
The Forestry Development Authority in collaboration with GIZ have ended a daylong meeting with stakeholders of River Gee County in Fish Town City, Monday.
Mr. Joseph N. Greene, head of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) in his opening remarks, explained that the meeting is aimed at giving a clear picture on the importance of the Grebo-Krahn National Park Management Regional Validation.
“It is very important for everyone to collectively protect the forest and the animals, to be used in the future. I wish to encourage every participants to make good use of this golden opportunity and be able to share with their families and friends who are unable to attend this meeting, forest, animal’s management is key”.
Greene further mentioned that the Grebo- Krahn National Park was established 22nd August 2017 and covered the total land spaces of 96,199.
On his part, River Gee County Senator Amb. Conmany B. Wesseh thanked the FDA team for said meeting and acknowledged the need for the Grebo- Krahn National Park to be protected. Adding that rain forest helps to keep a country from harmful air pollution amongst others.
“I want to appreciate the team from FDA, the local authority headed by its Superintendent Philip Q. Nyenuh and everyone for attending this meeting.This meeting is very necessary and I wish the message goes across, especially in rural parts of Liberia”.
Senator Wesseh continued “There are many benefits we get from the rain forest, example oxygen, protection from heavy storm or air pollution and many others. We need to preserve our forests and animals for future references” Senator Wesseh emphasized.
The program that was held at the Fish Town city hall Monday, April 19, 2021 was well attended by stakeholders of River Gee and cross sections of Fish Town resident.