The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has turned over a Women Economic Empowerment Center, a Quick Impact Project to the women of Cestos, Rivercess County.
The project has a number of materials for fish preservation, including, three freezers, two generators, 18 fishing nets, a canoe, as well as an out-boat machine, among others. The project is intended to ensure better economic livelihood for the locals, through fishing and other opportunities. The project costs US$23,900.00.
An UNMIL Head of Field Office told the hundreds of women that the Women Economic Empowerment Center in Cestos, is the full ownership of women involved in fishery. Wesley Bokati Natana cautioned the project beneficiaries to take full ownership.
He used the occasion to admonish the locals in the county to promote love, peace, reconciliation and unity among themselves and uphold the rule of law. He committed the UN continued support to the governing process of Liberia and its economic recovery program.
In a special statement, the head of rural women structure of the county, Teta Lloyd praised the UN for the Quick Impact Project, expressing the belief that it would strengthen the rural women economically to compete with their male counterparts.
Superintendent Wellington Geevon-Smith assured the women of the local government’s commitment to providing a better livelihood for them. He said the only way the women will realize their full potential and goal, was to hold together.