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Liberia to build country's first modern textile centre
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Jun '16
The Liberian government has announced that it will set up the country's first modern textile centre in Kolahun, Lofa County valued at $231,000. The project is expected to be completed in nine months.

The project, called Lofa Weaving Centre promotes the Ministry's inclusive growth agenda and support the advancement of local production by fostering SME participation in cotton industries in Liberia, the Daily Observer newspaper has reported.

Ellen Pratt, Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry and head of the industry department, who disclosed the plans for the weaving centre said, “We are very excited to be at this juncture with a project that will have a positive impact on the Liberian textile sector.”

She said this is the first flagship project under the Liberian Innovative Fund for Empowerment (LIFE), which is designed to promote the industry.

“This centre, which is a 3,000 square facility, will also include a weaving component, a tailoring shop, and various centres for the display of products, storage for products,” the Minister said.

She further said the ministry is starting with Kolahun District, which is the seat of the weavers, with a plan to reach other counties across the country.

“This site is located at the intersection of three villages near Kolahun where most of the weavers are congregated and it's on a 25 acre land. The project is on one acre of land while the additional 24 acres will be used for cotton farming. Hundreds of citizens are expected to benefit from the initiative when completed,” Minister Pratt said.

Minister of Commerce and Industry Axel M. Addy praised the people of Lofa for their dedicated service. He said the development of the facility is a demonstration to promoting the expansion of Liberia's signature textile, the “Lofa cloth” and will stimulate the development of the sector and contribute to meeting the growing demand of the Lofa cloth.

Manu Kamara, acting Deputy Minister for Small Business Administration (SBA), said the department will provide oversight of the programme, including training the weavers, especially the women, which will add value to their products. (SH)

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