He has exerted considerable pressure on rice importers and has been able to achieve some results well below expectations. As a result of the negotiations undertaken personally, Mr. Weah managed to obtain from the Rice Importers Association represented by its President John Bestman, a more or less acceptable price decrease.
The association is committed to reducing the price of the 25 kg bag by $ 2 and the 50 kg bag by $ 4. But the head of state had wanted to get a drop on the bag of 25 kg of 3 dollars.
President George Manneh Weah does not forget the economic operators of the sector. According to our information, it will proceed in a short time to “reasonable” adjustments to tax regimes.
Since taking office, he has reassured that he will do everything possible to reduce the price of rice. “ J e suggest we drop the price of rice, which is the main component of the national dish. This is a minimum for people who do not even have $ 100 of salary per month. “ Said Weah.
The rice problem has always been acute in Liberia because it is the basis of the population’s diet.