Representative Vincent Willie of Grand Bassa County District 4 over the weekend identified with mothers of newborns in his district, a release has said.
Items Rep. Willie donated were assorted toys, soap, diapers and other accessories to mothers at the Gorblee Health Center of Compound 3 and the Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) Health Center. Over 50 mothers benefited from Rep. Willie’s kind gesture.
According to the release, Rep. Willie told the residents that the gesture was in appreciation of the mothers risking their lives on the campaign trail during Liberia’s presidential and legislative elections, to form part of the democratic process.
“Some of those women were pregnant during the elections, others had babies; they left their busy schedules, risked the lives of our future leaders just to form part of the voting process. As such, those babies need to be appreciated, along with their mothers,” the lawmaker said.
Willie continued, “We have more to do in this district, but I felt that baby-mothers should know that I have not forgotten about them and there are more things to be done as we go along the way.”
Bendu Davis, a beneficiary, said Rep. Willie’s gesture was the first of its kind for a lawmaker of the district to remember them in such a way, adding, “God Will bless Vincent so that he will do plenty things in this district, because he cares for his people,” Ms Davis said.
Julie Paye, another beneficiary, said that babies are future leaders and God blesses those who remember them.
“I want to thank Rep. Willie for helping our babies, because it is the first time for me to see lawmaker remembering babies,” Julie declared.