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VP Boakai launches women empowerment initiatives

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Vice President Joseph N. Boakai last week launched series of initiatives aimed at economically empowering women here through agriculture and business development activities.

At the official launch of Women in Action for Empowerment held at the Sinje Public School in Grand Cape Mount County, Vice President Boakai said he wants to see women engaged in activities that could serve as the basis for economic growth at the community and national levels.

He pointed out that when women are empowered households and communities are also empowered and assured the organization that he will work with them to achieve their goals.

He noted that he wants to see all of the women of the five districts of Cape Mount County engage in in-come generating activities that are cardinal to the improvement of the lives of women.

He donated five thousand United States dollars to the organization to begin with and informed the women that when he returns to Cape Mount he wants to see concrete developments that will give him the cause to bring in international partners for the programs that they would like to implement.

In a related development, Vice President Boakai has turned over ten motorbikes to the All Girls Pink Panthers of Liberia, made possible by the Angie Brooks International Center, the UNDP and the LBDI.

Speaking at the turn over ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building Friday, Vice President Boakai said Liberian Women have contributed immensely to the Building of the Liberian economy and nation and many have served with honor and distinction and went on to name a few in person of Cllr.Yevette Chesson- Wureh, and Olubanke King Akerele and admonished the Pink Panthers girls to learn from these great women.

Vice President Boakai cautioned the All Girls Pink Panthers of Liberia that motorcycle riding is not the end in their quest to achieve economic empowerment and called on the pubic to treat the panthers with respect.

Special statements were made by the Establishment Coordinator of the ABIC, Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, Dr. Kamil Kamaludeen Country Director of the UNDP, Former Foreign Minister Olubanke King Akerele, the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, represented by Gloria Menjor, and the Liberia National Police represented by its Deputy Director for Operations, Prince Mulbah. -Press release

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