GREENVILLE, Feb. 1 (LINA) – The Ma Say Tarley Jah Foundation, a non-profit organization, has joined local efforts in realizing government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) by buttressing short and medium-term employment, economic empowerment, agriculture and infrastructure development in Sinoe County.
In an interview with the Liberia News ALINA recently in the District, Foster Soward, who is the Resident Coordinator and Overseer of the Foundation in Sinoe County, said it is providing farming implements to over 500 farmers in 34 towns and two villages across District #3.
Mr. Soward said 16 Agents have been hired for verification of farmers and farms to ensure that the materials reach and benefit the population in need.
Under the initiative, each male farm verification agent will be paid L$600.00 daily for five months, while a female agent gets L$750.00 daily for the same period.
The project overseer explained that as the farms are cleared and completed, each farmer will receive a token of appreciation of L$1,000 in addition to the tools provided for the work.
This exercise is expected to be executed in the second week of February, Mr. Soward disclosed as he departed for Monrovia to procure the materials.
Under the Farmers Empowerment Project, eight towns are captured in Wedjah District, four each in Cabsdae and Seekon Districts; Juarzon District fourteen (14) towns and Tarjouwon five towns, bringing the total to thirty-five towns.
In 2019, the foundation started similar initiative with fourteen communities or towns in Juarzon with special cash delivery packages.
At the same time, the Ma Say Tarley Foundation has embarked on the implementation of several infrastructure projects affecting Greenville, Juarzon and Seekon, to be extended to Wedjah, Cabsdae, Tarjouwon and Sanquin.
In a related development, in an interaction with journalists, the Resident Coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Soward, disclosed that work on the motorcyclists’ headquarters project in Greenville will resume this year and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
The Foundation has also completed a modern Town Hall project in Sargbah’s Town, Juarzon and is to be dedicated in March this year, while a guesthouse project in Vogbadee is ongoing with another project expected to kick-off in Pelloken, Seekon Statutory District.
The Ma Say Tarley Jah Foundation in December 2020 and January 2021 in commemoration of the Christmas and New Year festivities distributed over one hundred 25kg bags of rice in more than 20 towns in Juarzon, with special packages for elders.
Over L$100,000 was also provided following the distribution of the rice for sauce over the holidays.
Sylvia Tarley, a renowned Counselor-at- Law, Founder & CEO of Ma Say Tarley Jah Foundation, has been providing support and employment to women and youth groups, organizations, farmers, less fortunate and physically-challenged in Sinoe for more than half a decade.
She believes that the surest way to reduce rural poverty and hunger, disease and illiteracy as well as social liability and dependency and build the local economy is through individual, community and institutional empowerment and capacity building.
In response, several community dwellers who spoke to reporters, expressed great delight and gratitude for the initiative, noting that their “redeemer has come.”