A NaFAA press release quotes the Director General as saying “the 600 pieces of outboard engines are intended for free distribution to fishing cooperatives within the nine coastal counties.
NaFAA boss Emma Metieh Glassco mentioned that the pending free distribution of the outboard engines to fisheries cooperatives across Liberia is President George Weah’s CDC-led Government’s way of transforming the livelihood of local fishermen, thus putting them on par with their foreign counterparts.
Glassco stated that the free motorized engines are meant to enable Liberian fishermen navigate distances, increase their catch and earn sufficient money from huge fish supply on the markets.
It can be recalled that months ago, NaFAA began the distribution of free thread nets in exchange of rubber nets in Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi and Grand Bassa counties and the exercise is expected to be extended to other coastal counties.
Meanwhile, the government's fisheries regulatory body has announced that President George Manneh Weah will serve as Chief Launcher at the official launch of the 600 pieces of outboard engines in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa county on October 23, 2021.