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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaFollowing her 4th, anniversary, the President of the Welekamah Rural Women Structure in Sannoyea, Lower Bong County Madam Rashida Yambasu, has challenged members of the organization (Welekemah Rural Structure) and other women in the county to engage in productive activities that will gain them relevance in society.

Speaking to the NewDawn in Sannoyea recently, she said many women in the district do not engage in issues that are beneficial to them and their family as well as their communities because of shame.

She said the Welekamah Rural Women Structure mainly aims at improving the lives of women through skill training programs such as adult literacy, African food production and baking, amongst others. Madam Yambasu said the group was established as a development arm of the Ministry of Gender and Development.

She disclosed that Sannoyea District has seven clans that initially founded fifteen separate women groups but as a result of inaccessibility due to long distances, some of the groups dropped, reducing the number to nine which currently operate in the district.

The number of women groups under the Welekamah Rural Women Structure also reduced because many of the women stayed away initially. The establishment of the group was prompted by the fact that women in Sannoyea were overlooked in terms of development after the civil crisis in Liberia, she noted.

She then named the group’s partners as the Ministry of Gender and Development, World Food Program, UNDP and many others. Madam Yambasu said the dream is to see many women in Liberia ascending to positions such as clan and paramount chiefs, commissioners, representatives and senator as well as the presidency.

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