Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has held discussions with Press Trust, a public firm responsible to attract investors to Malawi.

At the heart of the discussions was the need to collaborate with the Government of Liberia (GoL) in energy, telecommunications, manufacturing and agriculture.

Press Trust is Malawi’s largest employer which mobilizes resources from the private sector to fund government projects in order to provide social services.

The Liberian vice president emphasized President Weah’s pronouncement that Liberia is opened for business while signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding which provides the framework for economic cooperation between Liberia and Malawi. 

In the exploration for more investment opportunities for Liberia, VP Howard-Taylor held meeting with the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM), on the possibilities of partnering in the area of agriculture.

NASFAM is involved in the production of rice, tobacco, groundnut and other crops for exportation.

Vice President Howard-Taylor intimated that the technological innovation of NASFAM can be of major significance to Liberia as the GoL endeavors to use agriculture in alleviating poverty.

She stressed that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can provide the framework and opportunity for Africans to begin trading amongst themselves. 

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