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Use your vote to effect change

The Political Leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment or (MOVEE) Dr. Mills Jones has called on rural women and Liberians in general to use their votes at the ballot box to effect the change they want.

“If for true you are desperately in need of change, then I urge you to use your vote wisely, because for change to come in a particular situation, there must be something done, and that thing requires from you is your vote; there will be no other means to get change except your vote; please use it wisely, or else, there will be no more change”, he urged.

Dr. Jones gave the urge over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County, where he was invited by a women’s group under the banner Rural Women of Margibi County. The program brought together women from every sector of the county, including various districts, communities and civil society organizations, among others.

The Rural Women said the essence of the program was to pledge their unwavering support to the candidacy of Dr. Jones for the Presidency. According to them, Dr. Jones is someone with the characteristics of a good president.

“We the rural women of this county, having gone through consultation with other women group and local NGOs, among others, we have come with one voice and commitment to declare our fullest support to Dr. Mills Jones to run, and become the next President of Liberia”, the women said their petition.

According to them, the MOVEE standard bearer does not only possess the characteristics of a good president, but is also like a good father, who always thinks about his family. They continued that in this regard, the women of Margibi and those in other counties, who benefited from the Central Bank’s loan scheme under Dr. Jones’ tenure at the bank, have decided to call him the ‘poverty doctor’, because he came to their rescue thru the loan scheme.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jones has cautioned rural women in all 15 counties to go to the ballot box in 2017 and make sound decision that will change their living conditions. The MOVEE leader emphasized that it is about time Liberians themselves benefit from the hands of their labour, saying “for too long you been living in poverty and now is the time to come out of that, because the choice is yours to call for change, and I know we all here are set of people that have made up [our] minds to vote change.”

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By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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