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Rotary Club graduates 194 As Keynote Speaker outlines importance of Women’s Empowerment

The Women Empowerment in West Africa (WEWA) Project Rotary of Club of Monrovia (RCM) has graduated 194 women in different vocations with the guest speaker at the occasion stressing an urgent need for women’s empowerment.

The graduates were drawn from all four centers of RCM, which include: Clara Town, Duport Road, Old and New Matadi and Central Monrovia.

Speaking at the occasion held at the Nagbe United Methodist Church between 13th and 14th streets, Sinkor, Monrovia, former Deputy Minister for Expenditure and Debt Management at the Ministry of Finance, Arthur Wolobah Bomo Fumbah, indicated that such empowerment is important for women as this will in turn make them to be self-established.

“Such training will help them to organize their own businesses and take the stance in society to boost Liberia's economy and also compete with other African women,” said the former Finance Ministry official.

The former Deputy Minister mustered the courage for Liberian women to work diligently and compete with their male counterparts.

He urged other women to take advantage of similar training opportunity available to them instead of squandering resources unprofitably.

“By this you can establish an entrepreneurship in Africa and the world at large, because business is legal and it comprises two of parents; the owner of the business and the government,” he advised.

In the same vain, he called on the Government of Liberia (GoL) to seek need to invest in women by giving out contract agreement to women grouppings, something which will serve as the core of the nation’s economy.

Mr. Fumbah also used the opportunity to applaud donor partners who are working positively to create job opportunities for many Liberian women.

Also at the occasion, the President of the Rotary Club of Monrovia (RCM), David Frankfurt, disclosed that the beginning of next year, 2023, the organization will have its new President to uplift the organization in Liberia.

Mr. Frankfurt expressed heartfelt thanks and warmest felicitation to partners who are working along with RCM to drive the organization to its destination.

He named some of the organizations as EDUCare and YMCA.

In remarks, the Executive Director of EDUcare, Madam Doeta Famak, indicated that with Rotary Club not being a government institution, but conglomeration of individuals who spend their resources to improve the lives of others, opportunities provided by it must be used wisely.

She then urged women to be more courageous in their businesses and improve Liberia's economy to grow.

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