This week has been one of careful monitoring of the situation in Liberia, with the run-off election on Tuesday. On Monday there was a large protest which broke down into some violence, but election day did proceed peacefully. There was a very low turnout of around 37% (the turn-out for the first round was just over 70%). Speculations are that the low turnout is because many people assumed President Sirleaf would win, however since her opposition decided to boycott the election, some people supporting Tubman decided not to turn out either. They will be announcing the results in the next few days; early predictions have President Sirleaf at around 90% and Winston Tubman at 9%.
|Introduction of farmers to the concept of hoop houses.|
|Mosquito netting provides ventilation and bug protection.|
|Nicholas (right), farmer & owner of hoophouse.|
|Rick and the construction crew - a job well done!|