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“Pray For President Weah” …Minister McGill Asserts; Raised L$25M For Bong County Women

Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, has called on citizens of Bong County to offer prayers for President George Weah ahead of the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections in Liberia.

Minister McGill, who is also Chief of Office Staff of President Weah indicated that there are individuals who are angry over the Liberian leader’s quest to source revenue intended to help poor people across the country.

“Every time George Weah goes out to beg for money, and make people to help people, our friends in the opposition get vex; let continue to pray for George Weah,” he said.

Minister McGill intimated that there will be no second round in the ensuing Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia as Weah will defeat the opposition candidates in the first round of the 2023 elections.

He insisted that President Weah must continue to be in power for the development of Liberia.

However, first round of a general election to elect the President and House of Representatives in Liberia on many occasions resulted in a run-off because of the failure of many politicians to win more than 60% of the total ballots cast, except Charles Taylor who won the 1997 elections with over 70% of the total valid votes for the Liberian Presidency.

The State and Presidential Affairs Minister made the assertion in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend at program marking the first graduation and economic empowerment of the Nenikpoma organization.

The Nenikpoma Organization, established and run by Bong County District 3 Representative, Josiah Marvin Cole is aim at transforming the livelihood of women of Bong County through empowerment, sustaining and community engagement.

However, at the event, Minister McGill took the lead to raise L$25 million for women of Bong County who benefited from the skills training of the Nenikpoma organization.

He however at the same time denied accusation by some members of the opposition community that the Weah led-administration is involved in stealing public money and other state resources to finance activities around the country with focus to re-elect President George Weah.

Minister McGill further clarified that money will be raised from friendly business people and good will citizens, stressing, “Not a dime will be taken from government coffers as some are insinuating.”

“We are talking to our friends to do good for our people and if you are vexed about it, you can bust. We are not afraid of doing well and we are willing to bear the consequences of doing well,” he emphasized.

According to McGill, money is in Liberia and the way to get it, is to work hard, noting that he intends to raise more money for the people of Bong County, particular women.

He also encouraged the recipients to make good use of the money in order to motivate those providing the fund to do more if the need be.

The money was provided to several women from different towns and villages in checks by Minister McGill.

Earlier, Bong County District 3 Representative, Josiah Marvin Cole stated that the launching and running of the organization has always been his dream and vision intended to empower women of his county.

Rep. Josiah Marvin Cole

He also pointed out that his decision to establish the institution is to buttress President George M. Weah vision of empowering Liberian women through business as enshrined within the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Additionally, also in attendance at the graduation ceremony, were Finance Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Deputy House Speaker, J. Fonati Koffa, Montserrado County District 4 Representative, Rustolyn Suakoko Dennis and Margibi County District 3 Rep., Ellen Attoh Wreh who all made some pledges.

Deputy Speaker Fonati Koffa who made a pledged of L$1 million serving as the guest speaker also donated to the organization a brand new pickup with two motorbikes as means to enhance the working of the organization.

Writer’s email: billwincooper20@gmail.com

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