From Du Port Road To Daula
-Pres. Weah Empowers Market Women
President George Weah has embarked on a sustained campaign to empower market women across Monrovia and its environs. According to the Liberian leader, his leadership won’t stop empowering market women and other petit traders either by the provision of loans or improving market buildings and environments.
Cutting a ribbon recently in Du Port Road to dedicate a well-upgraded US$244,000 Du Port Road Market, Pres. Weah said, “now that the market has proudly come to being, the government is working on formalities to develop the Duala and Old Road markets.”“Du Port Road has given us the energy to go to Duala. We have something on the table now. We are working on the design for Duala Market and then Old Road Market. Those are the two projects we’re working on and I’m sure our parents will be happy,” the President said as thousands cheered.
However, he called on Liberians to uphold the peace and stability being enjoyed in order to enable various communities to benefit from the development they desire, and thereby contributing to the transformation of the lives and surroundings as a buttress to government’s efforts.
The development framework of the Weah-led government has since adopted the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development which it hopes will greatly impact all sectors of the Liberian economy in terms of transformation.
The Du Port Road Market project was a deliverable of Pres. Weah’s promise to marketers in 2017 that he would come to their aid whether or not he became elected President.
The Liberian leader had earlier funded mini-renovation works on the market when he was Senator of Montserrado County, but said, it was important to bring honor to markets as an inspiration he gained from his late mother.