LMA Hails GoL, World Bank For US$430k Market Building In Pleebo

The Maryland County branch of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) is commending the government and World Bank ahead of the completion of the ongoing construction of a central market in Pleebo to promote domestic and cross-border trade with neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire.Speaking at a ceremony recently, Pleebo general market acting superintendent, Cecelia Wilson, said marketers were initially in doubt when they first received the information about the project because several proposals had been sent out to stakeholders and NGOs that did not materialize.

Madam Wilson described the gigantic structure as a relief to the people of Pleebo and the county at large, and called on business owners to make maximum use of it.

She said of all the assistance the LMA had been receiving, the current market under construction will make a significant difference as a one stop shop in terms of commercial purposes for generations unborn.

She wants members of the Liberia Marketing Association, local farmers and cross-border traders to work together to ensure that the purpose for which the business hub is being constructed is achieved.

Also making remarks, JusMart Construction Company representative, Moses Togba, appreciated officials of the LMA Pleebo branch for the accommodation and support provided them, adding: “It is your support that led us to this level.”

The US$430,424.88 market is being funded by the World Bank through the
Smallholders Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) program in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture.

The company began constructing the building in June following the ground breaking ceremony in May 2019.

The structure which contains storage facilities, toilets, playground for children, water facilities, offices and numerous stalls for food crops and dry goods will, when completed, serve as a central commercial point for the people of Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and neighboring La Cote d’ Ivoire.

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