- location:Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
Economic Empowerment Still Priority No. 1: Sen. Findley
(Monrovia,Tuesday July 3, 2012)…The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate and Senior Senator of Grand Bassa County Gbehzohngar Findley says economic empowerment for citizens of Grand Bassa remains his top priority in the years to come.
Senator Findley said when people are empowered, the rate of poverty in the county will begin to take a downward trend.
Senator Findley made the statement at the Fair Ground in Buchanan Sunday when he unveiled his vision for the people of Grand Bassa County. According to him, every district in the county will feel the impact of his empowerment initiative. “I want to touch peoples’ lives and leave a legacy in the county; and I will do so” stressed the Grand Bassa County Senior Senator who addressed a crowd of over one thousand citizens predominantly women.
The women representing all districts in Grand Bassaorganized the event in appreciation of the 1.4 million Liberian dollars provided marketers in micro loan by Senator Findley. The initiative saw each of the markets across the County receiving up to 100,000 Liberian dollars.
In furtherance of his pledge to bolster economic empowerment in the county, Senator Findley said he would tour the beneficiary markets in the next three months and that those who were found to properly manage the loan would have their money doubled.
The women used the occasion to honor and petition Senator Findley to seek a second term in the 2014 mid-term elections, a request that was wholeheartedly accepted by the Senator.
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