…Market Women Tell President Weah
The President of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Madam Alice Yeebah, has called on President George Manneh Weah to grant the association audience aimed at finding a peaceful and amicable resolution to the prolonged leadership crisis within the LMA.
According to Madam Yeebah, for the past two years, the leadership of the LMA has not been able to have any access to President George Weah.
“What we want to say to you papa, we don’t want to say it in public; when you send people to us to settle the matter, they are not settling any matter, they are making the matter worst and we all will blame you our president,” she indicated.
Speaking at the dedication of the newly constructed 14 Gorbachop International Market on Friday, October 9,2020, in Paynesville, Madam Yeebah said President Weah has changed the market women’s condition through the construction of markets across Montserrado County and other parts of the country.
She said, based upon the good gesture towards the market women of Liberia, they will give the president his heart desire.
“ I tell you Mr. President, what you want that we can’t give you, do not mind the people all around , anything you want, the market people can give it to you,” she narrated.
The LMA President further said the marketers are prepared to give any request from president Weah in the areas of politics and economic development, among others.
She further said marketers are faced with some constraints relating to the lack of educational facility at the newly constructed 14 Gorbachop International Market for their children.
Madam Yeebah said the construction of a school will afford children of the marketers opportunity to acquire quality education while their parents are selling.
Madam Yeebah did not relent to urge President George Weah that if he (President Weah) is willing to have a conversation with them(marketers), he must not get third party involved.
“We only want you to be talking to us directly ,we don’t want third party between you and us ,because they are not doing good for you , they are not doing good for us,” she said.
In a related development, President George Weah has called on all Liberians to unite and strive for peace so that this “oldest independent African state will develop and prosper without hindrance.”
Making remarks on Friday, October 9, 20202 at the dedicatory ceremonies of the of the newly constructed Gorbachop Market complex, located in the Omega Village Community, Paynesville, President Weah said Liberia needs all hands-on deck to be developed.
“This is not time for people to claim which political administration did this or did that in 1847 or 1997 or 2000. We all need to work together to develop our country and make ourselves proud as the oldest independence country in Africa,” President Weah stressed.
The Liberian Leader commended the government and people of Japan for providing major portion of the cost that underwrote construction works of the largest multipurpose market complex in the country.
He also hailed Liberian taxpayers whose premiums contributed to the construction of the market.
He congratulated members of the Liberia Marketing Association for their cooperation and challenged them to keep the facility clean and well maintained.
“This is a dream come true,” the President said amidst hails of celebration by swarms of marketers at the occasion. “It is not only my dream that has come true; it is also your dream come true. It is not only a promise made. This is also a promise kept.”
The Liberian Chief Executive promised to continue to undertake projects aimed at improving the condition and safety of marketers in the country.
“Today, it is Omega Gorbachop Market. Tomorrow, it will be Duala Market,” the Liberian Leader announced.
The state-of-the-art market building has a capacity of over 3,000 market tables, 10 bathrooms with showers, generator rooms, storage and parking lots.
The ceremony was attended by the First Lady of Liberia, Clar Marie Weah, ministers and officials of government as well as representatives of Japanese Embassy.