Over the weekend, the celebration of the first anniversary of Women for Progress organization in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County ended with an honoring program which brought together several high profile individuals in the county.
The celebration began with members of the organization joyfully parading in the principal streets of Buchanan and its environs.
Those honored were: madams Comfort S, Wallace, president; Marie K. Williams, chairlady; Ruth Karr, secretary-general; Erma R. Toliber, assistant financial secretary, among others.
During the occasion, Madam Wallace, on behalf of her fellow honorees, expressed gratitude to the organization for the honor, which she considers “flowers that the honorees could smell in their lifetime.” She promised that they will uphold the confidence reposed in them by the other women.
Madam Wallace told the Daily Observer that the honorees deserved the honor because they have individually or collectively made numerous contributions toward the success and growth of the group since it was established on July 4, 2014.
She said the objective of the group is to empower its members to sustain themselves and stop depending on their husbands and society at large.
She called on the women in Liberia to take advantage of the benefits of organization by becoming members.
She also urged Liberian women to demonstrate good character that others can emulate for the betterment of the society.
The president of the Women for Progress used the occasion to appeal to the county authorities, Legislative Caucus, the national government, the international community, goodwill personalities and humanitarian organizations for sponsorship that would empower them, especially through the provision of training opportunities.