The World Bank says it has made no commitment for a “US$21 million Fisheries Project in Liberia under the West Africa Regional Fisheries Project (WARFP) as claimed by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA).
In an emailed statement the Bank said it “would like to set the record straight regarding the accuracy of the NaFAA release. During a meeting in Washington DC, both World Bank Directors praised what Liberia has achieved and recognized the challenges the country is facing.
“However, there was no commitment from the World Bank regarding a new fisheries project. Whether Liberia will have a new project with focus on fisheries will be determined after the new World Bank Director for Regional Integration comes on board on May 1, 2019, and a strategic decision will be made to fit the country’s priority needs.”