-In District Eight
On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Nimba district eight Representative Larry P. Younquoi visited the former Cocopa Rubber Plantation, now the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI) upon an invitation extended him by the CEO of the Plantation, Mr. Harrison S. Karnwea.
The NRI is the current care-taker management team of the plantation pending the ratification of the concession agreement between it and the Government of Liberia by the National Legislature.
According to a release, Representative Younquoi’s visit came on the heel of the visit of a high-power delegation, comprising the Minister of Agriculture; President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI); the Chairman of the House’s Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, among others. The essence of the visit was to have key stakeholders informed about the strives the management team is making in bringing the farm back to its full capacity.
During the visit, the Nimba County electoral district eight lawmaker and his colleagues were taken on a guided tour of the new rubber factory being erected on the farm to boost rubber production and processing in that part of the country.
While on the tour, the CEO of the plantation, Mr. Karnwea informed the Nimba district eight policymaker of the plan that has been concluded for the Concession Agreement to be placed before the Legislature by the President of Liberia.
He further expressed hope that members of the Legislature, mainly the Nimba Caucus, will help to facilitate the speedy ratification of the Agreement in order to empower NRI attract the needed resources for the revamping of the farm.
As the host Representative, Rep. Younquoi pledged his support to the process as it has the potential of bringing more jobs to his people.