As part of her programs to move the Group of 77 to another level, Madam Kartumu Y. Boakai, wife of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has constructed a modern resource training Center in Kakata, Margibi County. The center is the first of its kind for the disable community in that part of the country.
Madam Kartumu Y. Boakai, wife of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has been touring Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties to meet with people with disabilities that are under the umbrella of the Group of 77, a program under the auspices of the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia.
The Group of 77 was started in 1977.
In the three counties, Mrs. Boakai presented food items and non food items and reassured people living with disabilities that the Government of Liberia believes they have a place in the society and can still contribute towards the advancement of the country.
Madam Boakai encouraged them to rise above their condition and get involved in meaningful activities like anyone else. She distributed rice, clothes, clutches, wheel chairs, toys, educational materials and household items made available by the Office of the Vice President and Samaritan Purse International respectively.
Mrs. Boakai cautioned them to cultivate a culture of respect for their leaders and further muster the courage to prove those who believe that they are trouble makers wrong.
In Grand Bassa County, Superintendent Etiweda Cooper pledged a parcel of land for the Group of 77 for the construction of similar facilities in response to an appeal made by Mr. Boakai.
Also in Bong County authorities had earlier made a parcel of land for the construction of a resource center there.
In Nimba County, the disabled are engaged in animal husbandry, soap making as well as arts and crafts.
Meanwhile, both the Superintendents of Grand Bassa and Bong Counties have pledged their support to the efforts of the Madam Boakai in transforming the lives of people with disabilities.