MONROVIA – Bong County Senator Prince Moye, speaking over the weekend at the First Graduation of 219 Graduates of the JNB Women and Men Empowerment Program said the Unity Party is interested in providing a sustainable livelihood program that will enable Liberians to be self-supported rather than the distribution of political t-shirts and money to attend political rally.
By Francis G. Boayue
The Bong County Senator made the statement in the wake of the CDC 1-Million rally held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the ATS where scores of Liberians were seen across Monrovia wearing the CDC blue T-shirts inscribed Weah 2023.
The Bong County Senator who is a member of the Unity Party said: “For us in the Unity Party, we are not in the business of dividing T-shirts and money, we give you livelihood skills that will help transform your lives if you are serious.”
He added: “Our quest to have a society where the economy will boom and the trickledown effect will be felt at the bottom line that’s exactly what we are talking about, and that can only happen if we make the rightful decision.”
“Civil servants have not taken their salaries but yet money has been used to mobilize a fail government that did nothing over five years and now they are gearing up to loot more from the Liberian people. Where’s the change of hope they promised that they are preparing for another six years.”
He, at the same time, extended appreciation to the coordinator of the Unity Party, Mrs. Magdalene E. Dagoseh National Coordinator of the JNB Women Empowerment Program or WEP and her team for the job well done for imparting knowledge into the young women, something he says will help them address the challenges they are encountering on a daily basis.
JNB Women Empowerment Program or WEP Background
Giving the overview of the first graduation exercise of the JNB WEP, Mrs. Magdalene E. Dagoseh National Coordinator of the JNB Women Empowerment Program or WEP said the initiative was a shared vision of women and men within the Unity Party Montserrado County chapter to respond to the dying needs of young people who can’t afford to meet up with responsibilities at their various home, and will help to address the challenges they are faced with.
She expressed hope that the program will be carried out in the 17 electoral district across Montserrado County and fifteen counties at large, nothing that the program is free of charge and is open to every Liberian irrespective of their political affiliation.
Sadatu Williams, one of the beneficiaries from electoral district two Montserrado County, for her part, extolled JNB WEP leadership for providing young women the opportunity to learn new skills that will transform their lives.
“We hope the JNB WEP leadership will continue this program because of the five discipline we have to learn, this, we think, have motivated us to take on the next step in moving forward,” she said.
Also speaking Ms. Valaree D. Toe of district electoral five also thanked the women of the JNB WEP for making sure young women across Montserrado County are given the necessary knowledge that will transform their lives.
“We thanked the JNB WEP team, and the Unity Party Montserrado County leadership for providing us the opportunity the things we have learned can’t be taken from us, we will use it as a means of survival. The certification program brought together officials of the Unity Party well-wishers and partisans, among others.”