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Chief Minister Assures Funding for Feed Salone Programme


  11 Janvier      16        Agriculture (108),

   

(SLENA, 11th January, 2024). Chief Minister Dr. David Moinina Sengeh elucidated the strategic initiatives slated for execution by the government in 2024, central to the government’s priority agenda, aptly named the « Big Five, » is the prominent Feed Salone programme, with the synergistic collaboration by the Ministry of Agriculture, noting the substantial financial resources it has marshaled to facilitate the seamless implementation of the comprehensive initiatives encapsulated within the ambit of the Big Five agenda, he said this at the weekly press briefing, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He explained the formulation of strategic policies, with a particular emphasis on the Rice Value Chain, spanning the entire continuum of rice cultivation, processing, and marketing. Additionally, he expounded upon the Institutional Feeding Policy, encompassing provisions for burden homes, prisons, police, and other entities for which the government procures rice. Notably, in the coming years, the government is poised to mandate that 20% of the rice procured for these institutions be sourced from local production.

Emphasizing the strategic integration of these, the government aims to enhance value addition, with a specific focus on fostering domestic rice production.

“FEED SALONE is more than just a development Programme. It is a generational movement to propel Sierra Leone into an era of agricultural self-reliance, where every man, woman, and child is a witness to and a participant in a flourishing economy marked by food security, job creation, and overall economic prosperity.”

Moreover, the signing of the 8km from the construction of the Lungi Bride, which tends to expand the country’s economy, expanding the city, and the outcome of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will develop a plan.

Furthermore, the signing of the agreement for the construction of the 8km Lungi Bridge marks a pivotal step in fostering economic growth, expanding the city’s infrastructure, and realizing the objectives outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The government has taken proactive measures to stabilize the economy by collaborating with the World Bank and securing grants for targeted projects.

In the realm of the Energy the Western Area Power Generation Project is set to bolster the energy sector with a robust 103mw supply in the upcoming third quarter. Additionally, several other initiatives are underway to further augment the electricity supply.

Chief Minister, Dr. David Sengeh, whose ultimate function is to coordinate, and ensure the Ministries Department and Agencies execute and deliver on government activities, providing solutions where there are bottleneck issues and providing remedies through his fundamental objective to deliver the government agenda.

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