Rep. Mensah Provides L$5 Million For Women Empowerment


Bong County’s electoral district #6 Representative, Mioma Briggs-Mensah, has provided US$5 million (five million Liberian dollars) to empower several women grouping in the county.

   Representative Mensah stated that the empowerment of Liberian women should be prioritized if the socio-economic development of Liberia is to move forward.

   The Bong County lawmaker made available the L$5 million over the weekend to the various women groupings in Frelela, Salala District, when she dedicated six major projects in that part of the Bong County.

   According to her, the women of Frelela over the years lacked good market building, but now they have a decent market building for the first time, which comprises of a motorcycle parking, coal station, palm-wine station, among others. She noted that these basic facilities are crucial for the people’s daily activities in the district.

   Representative Mensah underscored that the welfare of the people in the district has been her major priority over the years, and that she is not moved about what critics are saying.

   She noted that the people of Salala District should not be carried away with what critics are talking, but should look at her work in the district as well as her representation of their interest in the National Legislature. She indicated that, as an independent candidate in the district, she still maintains her independence in the pending 2023 general and presidential elections, and will not seek to contest on any political party’s ticket.

   Representative Mensah emphasized that the development of the district and people should not be compromised for anything and if Bong County should be transformed developmentally, and that districts’ projects should be prioritized at all times in the county.

   The dedication of the six projects brought together people from many towns and villages. Salala District’s women and youth pledged their support for the second term bid of Representative Mioma Briggs-Memsah for the continued development of the district and the people.

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