Jubilant marketers embrace Cummings
Marketers, predominantly women, went amok upon the visit of Mr. Alexander Cummings, Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), at the Rally Time Market on Friday, March 24.
Mr. Cummings, accompanied by CPP stalwarts, was given traditional market welcome, with songs, drums, and chants, including “Mr. Cummings no equal.”
The CPP Standard Bearer toured the Rally Time Market and chatted with marketers on the prevailing business atmosphere at the market.
The Rally Time Market is one of the oldest markets constructed by the late President William R. Tolbert under the Rally Time program initiated during his reign from 1971- 1979.
Rally Time Market officials who led the tour expressed appreciation and were jubilant for the visit of the CPP Standard Bearer and entourage to the market. They stressed the importance of Mr. Cummings meeting and greeting the marketers, who they said are striving under enormous challenges to remain in business and support their families.
In remarks, Mr. Cummings expressed thanks and appreciation for the warm welcome and spoke of the important contributions of women towards nation-building. He said women are the backbone and foundation of Liberia, deserving of a better quality of life, and urged them to muster the courage to register and vote en-masse in the pending October 10 elections, to help change Liberia.
The CPP Standard Bearer has, in the last months, been visiting several markets, including the Fiamah Market in Sinkor, the Duala Market, Bushrod Island and the Rally Time Market on UN Drive.