The Representative of District # 14 in Montserrado County, Hon. Abraham V. Conneh has fulfilled one of his campaign promises he made to some women of district during the 2011 elections campaign activities.
Representative Conneh as part of his 100-day deliverables and campaign promises to residents of his district donated 10 sewing machines to the administration of the Samuel K. Doe Community Adolescent Girls and Women Tailoring School for use by the expected graduates.
Speaking at the occasion marking the turnover ceremony at the school on Thursday April 4, 2012, Patrick Togba, Chief of Office Staff, who proxy for Honorable Abraham V. Conneh said the donation though is in keeping with his campaign promise, the program is a quick impact intended to empower the minds of young women to become marketable in their environment.
He said based on numerous calls from the youths and other community members in the district, the Representative have decided to give a helping hand to the young women who are believed to be single parents caring for their children and are vulnerable to socio-economic hardship.
He used the occasion to call on the community residets to make available space for the construction of school building, hospital and even a Police station as the number of residents continues to swell.
In further comment, Hallinatu Metziger who works at the office of the lawmaker added that during the campaign, Representative Conneh presented a platform highlighting four pillars- unity, development and capacity-building, education and empowerment.
“His concern is the people well-being; he is not a man of mere words but teaches the people to fish”, the office staff said. According to her, the office of the lawmaker will follow-up to ensure that the ten machines are well maintained and use for the intended purpose.
In a remark, Wleh W. Davies, Chairman of the Chief and Elder Council lauded Honorable Conneh for the gesture which he said will go a long way in providing economic as well as social benefits and livelihood for the young women and their dependents.
“On behalf of the community, we are happy to see a visible deliverable donated to the administration of the skill training program in this point in time”, the Chairman added.
Victoria Teah, representing the young girls and women who have benefited from the skill training program thanked the lawmaker and especially Robert Sirleaf who initiated the program in the community. She promised the lawmaker that the machines will be used for the intended purpose to empower their respective families.