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- Published: 31 January 2013
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The Chief Executive of PACH, John J. Yankee, said although SWAT has kept the Liberian market constant with the supply of Liberia staple food rice over the years, but it must go beyond rice supply, and engage in agriculture ventures that will make the country self-sustainable in food production.
Mr. Yankee noted that the Management of SWAT has extremely assisted the government and the people of Liberia over the years by keeping the market constant but the hiking in the price of bags of rice is one factor that causing hardship in the country.
PAC said it strongly believes that the hiking of rice price is not from the rice importers neither SWAT, but observed that it is the work of some unscrupulous business people in the country.
He called on the Government of Liberia to institute measures that will stop the arbitrary increment in the price of rice on the Liberian market.
Speaking to the In Profile Daily in Careysburg City this week, the PAC Chief Executive observed that the best grade of rice always culminated from SWAT and urged the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to consider SWAT in the next rice contract from friendly nations.
He said the company is not only involved in the sale of rice on the Liberian market but is also engaged in humanitarian assistance to needy Liberians irrespective of status.
Mr. Yankee said the company recently provided scholarships to several deserving Liberian students at various universities and high schools and urged other rice dealers in the country to follow the good example of SWAT