Foya

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Foya
Foya is located in Liberia
Foya
Foya
Location in Liberia
Coordinates: 8°16′17″N 10°13′42″W / 8.27139°N 10.22833°W / 8.27139; -10.22833
Country Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
County Lofa County
District Foya District

Foya is a town in the Foya District of Lofa County, Liberia. Located 66 kilometers from Voinjama, it is home to the Kissi-speaking tribes of Liberia. Foya shares border with Sierra Leone and Guinea; it is the major trade link for the people in the far north of Lofa County. Hon William T. Kamba is the district commissioner of Foya.

History[edit]

In October 2001 at least eight civilians were killed by LURD forces near Foya.[1] The town is served by Foya Airport.

Economy[edit]

The road from Voinjama to Foya is a third level road with recent repair work done by the UNHCR estimated at 3,000,000 United States dollars. A local FM radio keeps the town informed about local and international development, it also broadcasts programs from the UNMIL radio in Monrovia. The presence of the UNMIL troops helps the stability of the town and its surrounding area.

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Coordinates: 8°16′17″N 10°13′42″W / 8.271291°N 10.228271°W / 8.271291; -10.228271