The NEWS (Monrovia)

6 December 2012

Liberia: Senator Gives L$1.2 Million to Gbarpolu Women

In an effort to improve the conditions of women in Gbarpolu County, a presentation of over L$1.2 million has be given by Senator Armah Jallah.

Senator Jallah of Gbarpolu County has also provided training to more than 250 women in the county.

He said his decision to provide money and training to Gbarpolu County is intended to build their capacity as a way of sustaining themselves through business.

Senator Jallah explained that some of the women were trained as trainers and have begun training other women.

The Gbarpolu County lawmaker said different women groups in the county and other parts of Liberia including Montserrado and Bong counties benefited from the training he provided.

He disclosed the construction of a mini warehouse in Bopolu City to help marketers store their goods.

Senator Jallah further revealed that he has bought several materials to help citizens construct a feeder road in one of the districts in the county.

Although he fell short of naming a particular district for the road construction, but noted that discussions have been held with the Minister of Public Works to rehabilitate the Lofa Bridge-Kongbor Road so as to bring relief to citizens in the area.

Senator Jallah also disclosed that he has established a radio station in the county to enable citizens independently express their views on national issues.

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