First Lady tells underprivileged in Nimba
First Lady Clar M. Weah has told scores of Liberians in Ganta, Nimba County, that she is not a politician and the political issues of the CDC administration will be handled by her husband and his lieutenants; but what she is most passionate about is humanitarian work—and this she will do to the best of her ability.
There is nowhere too far or too close that she would not be able to go in the interest of Liberia, most especially the less fortunate ones, Madam Weah said, adding that she only craves their support.
She made the remarks during her recent visit to Ganta City to assess the conditions of disadvantaged Liberians, especially women and orphans. The First Lady said that improving the standard of living of the less fortunate is a primary focus of her office.
During a welcoming ceremony held in her honor at the Trumpet Baptist Central Church at the start of a two-day visit to Ganta, Mr. Weah noted that the platform which the Liberian people have given her through the ascendancy of her husband to the presidency, is for her to be a servant of the people—doing those things that will bring dignity, decency, and honor to the people who believe so much in the “George Weah factor as was expressed at the polls last year.”
Her visit was also intended to interact with the various groups with the aim of acquainting herself with their living conditions, said Madam Weah.
“I want to empower the women, especially the program for women in the rural areas. I want to take on whatever challenges there are,” she said.
The First Lady, who traveled with a truckload of assorted food items, visited orphanages, the Leprosy Colony Rehab center) and the Ganta Hospital where she also met with scores of women groups, including Nimba Concerned Women.
“The orphanages are my heart and soul. I have so much passion for helping these vulnerable kids. I want to help to give them a brighter future. They deserve the best. They are not the cause of their current situation and identifying with them will show a lot that we as a society care for them. I’m here to serve Liberians,” she declared.
“There is strength in unity. You need to support me so we can do this together. So we all can succeed. Others might have said a lot of things against me but that is politics. I want to let you know that I have a lot of passion for the women of this country,” she stressed.
The three orphanages that benefited from Mrs. Weah’s gesture were the House of Hope Orphanage, Full Gospel and the Children’s Recovery Orphanages.
Following her engagement with the Orphanages, Mrs. Weah met with the Concerned Women where she promised to work with them in promoting feminist issues.
Meanwhile, the proprietors of the orphanages, including Yei Vululleh, lauded the First Lady for what they called her timely intervention in coming to their aid.
The Ganta trip is the second leg of the First Lady’s County Tour which she began in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.