Paynesville – Commerce Deputy Minister Wilfred Bangura, on behalf of President George Weah, presented a check of L$5 million to the Margibi County Chapter of the Rural Women of Liberia.
By J.H. Webster Clayeh (0886729972) – [email protected]
During the event, Minister Bangura fulfilled President Weah’s promise to the rural women of Liberia, as he handed the check to Madam Kebbeh Monger, President of the Rural Women of Liberia.
“As you can recall, the ‘talk and do’ President backs his words with action. He promised two million dollars to benefit four categories across the country, including market women under the Liberia Marketing Authority, the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) operating in the counties, rural women engaged in agribusiness such as farming, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),” Minister Bangura stated.
He added, “In fulfillment of President Weah’s promises, Madam President, we want to inform you that the program has commenced, and the funds are being disbursed across the country through your various structures.”
“Today, we are presenting a check of L$5 million to the Margibi County Chapter. Madam President, as you are aware, each district in this country will receive one million United States Dollars for rural women and one million Liberian Dollars for VSLAs.”
“We are pleased to present this check to the Margibi chapter of the Rural Women of Liberia. As your motto says, ‘When rural women speak, great things happen.’ We have no doubt that great things will happen as you speak, and the President believes in your ability to bring about positive change,” Minister Bangura said.
Bangura emphasized that this initiative aims to empower rural women across Liberia, recognizing them as a significant and powerful structure within the country. He reiterated the President’s commitment to consistently support their programs.
He stated that the initiative’s goal is to ensure the vision of the Rural Women of Liberia becomes a reality.
Madam Monger, the President of the National Rural Women of Liberia, expressed her gratitude to President Weah for his unwavering commitment to the Liberia National Rural Women Structure. She commended the President for fulfilling his promise and pledged her support for his re-election bid.
“Our son has tied a lappa (cloth) on us. So, I will be traveling from village to village, and I want to tell you that we should take that same lappa he gave us, tie it on our backs, and climb the ladder with him,” Madam Monger declared.
She added, “I will go to every county, speak on the radio, and use the dialect to inform our people about the excellent work the President is doing for rural women, alongside the rural women presidents of those counties.”