GANTA, Nimba – In another appeal to Liberia’s second most populous county, presidential aspirant Alexander B. Cummings said if elected, he will make agriculture his top priority, with Nimba to play a major role in reducing the country’s dependency on imported food.
Cummings pointed out that Nimba has fertile soil for agriculture activities, and as president, he would work with the county to produce food for the country. He added that he would make provisions such as seeds and financing to support the farmers already working in the county.
“It is very much embarrassing after spending 169 years, and we import almost everything we eat,” he said.
The Alternative National Congress political leader acknowledged the fact that the current national budget of the country is far too small to achieve all the country needs.
“US$650 million is too small to do all we need to do,” he said. “So, I’m going to focus on determining in the next few months on how we can grow the national budget, so we can afford healthcare, roads, electricity and all the things you hear other politicians talk about but first, we have to find the money.”
Born and raised in Liberia and a graduate of the College of West Africa, Cummings has since spent a significant amount of his life living outside Liberia. He recently retired from the Coco-Cola Company as Chief Administrator Officer.
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