The Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), a newly formed political party, has elected officers to steer the affairs of the party in Grand Bassa County in readiness for the presidential and legislative elections in 2017.
The new leadership was elected during the party’s first county convention on Saturday, March 19 in Buchanan, under the theme, “Economic Empowerment of Liberians is an Idea Whose Time Has Come; Poverty is not our Destiny.’’
Those elected are the county chairman, Fred B.S. King, Nathaniel Horace, co-chair, George S. Bolo, secretary general, Tarr Sayweh, co-chair for mobilization, recruitment and membership, and Lorenzo Fleming, co-chairman for resource mobilization.
Others are the treasurer, Arthur Weedy, Curtus Gray, assistant secretary for documentation, Thomas Freeman, assistant secretary for finance, Madam Irene Kangar, chaplain, Emmanuel Brown, assistant secretary for auxiliaries, Frances Gibson, assistant secretary for media relations, and Mary M. Glay, chairperson for women’s wing.
Madam Benetta Kallie, the installing officer, urged the party officers to use their respective leadership abilities to defend, protect, and uphold the confidence reposed in them by the party’s platform.
She challenged them to be committed and effectively discharge their respective duties until the upcoming 2017 elections.
In response on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. King thanked the partisans for electing them, and promised that his administration with their cooperation, will take the party to victory at the 2017 poll replacing the ruling Unity Party.
He called for cordial working relations among MOVEE executives, especially the political leader of the party, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones to transform the country.
The convention was attended by 15 delegates from each of Grand Bassa’s five statutory districts.