Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee, who is also the executive director of Liberia Culture for Peace (LCP), has commended Liberians for remaining peaceful during the just ended voter registration (VR) exercise, which ran from February 1 to March 14.
Amb. Endee has toured various communities in Montserrado and Margibi counties thanking those who registered.
“We have enjoyed peace for over ten years,” she said to residents of West Point and New Kru Town, “and are now going into elections in October. We went through a peaceful voter registration. We worked in the 15 counties, promoting a non-violent VR. We’ve been very successful; we have completed our task, and we are looking at our children’s future,” Amb. Endee told reporters.
In the township of West Point and the borough of New Kru Town, she donated assorted materials including rice, oil, stationeries and cash to parents and children.
For the gesture, New Kru Town Governor Alice Weah described Madam Endee as the traditional queen of Liberia.
The chairman of the council of elders of West Point, Willie Toe, thanked the LCP for their active role in restoring and maintaining the peace in the country.
The Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) National Resource Center and the Christ Victory International Orphanage Home (CVIM) in Duazon, Margibi County were places that Amb. Endee also donated assorted items of food and non-food items. She used the occasion to thank CAB national chairman Beyan Kota and CVIM Director Hannah Gborie for their sacrifices to the country.
“You are playing a significant role in our society. You are helping children that you don’t know. So I have come to say thank you for all of the support; for even going to the VR center to register. You have made a significant impact in the lives of ordinary Liberians,” Amb. Endee told the leadership of the two organizations.
In response, Mr. Kota thanked Amb. Endee for the gesture and praised her for her numerous contributions toward the promotion of peace not only in the country, but in the sub region as well.
He said her visit is a concretization of their friendship and called on her to include some of the talented visually impaired children in her cultural program.
“As a culture ambassador, to come here for us is an honor. You can take time to see the talents we found in these children as well. They can be included into your cultural program. You can build their talents to be cultural ambassadors, especially Semah (a talented nine year old boy), while at the same time he’s learning to read and write and building his intellect.
“Your role as a culture ambassador is also envisioned in your call to ensure inclusion for every sector of Liberia, the blind and those with other disabilities, going to the ghettos and the slums to preach peace,” Kota said.
He made a passionate appeal to Amb. Endee to help complete a septic tank for the girl’s dormitory, which costs US$1,000.
Amb. Endee and her group also visited the Association of Blind Couples in the Bernard Farm Community and the Doe Community Islamic School on Bushrod Island.