Montserrado County District #9 Representative Munah Youngblood has called on Liberians to demonstrate love for their country by wearing and promoting locally-made fabrics.
Youngblood said Liberians must be nationalistic not only in their deeds and thoughts, but exhibit a patriotic spirit in what they wear, adding, “We must now begin to promote and wear our locally-made country cloths.”
She made the call Thursday at a press conference she hosted at the Capitol Building in Monrovia to climax the official activities of the 4th Session of the 53rd National Legislature of Liberia.
Youngblood opines that it is about time that the government adds its voice to support creativity as the nation’s locally made traditional fabrics will not be appreciated and recognized abroad if Liberians do not take the lead in promoting them.
Youngblood explained that while attending a conference on post-Ebola recovery with concentration on youth empowerment in Guinea recently, she was amazed by the level of appreciation the three Liberian delegates received from their Ghanaian and Nigerian counterparts for dressing in a fabric produced by a local company in Liberia.
She wants every Liberian to follow such example so that the country can be on par with other African nations in producing and promoting their own fabrics.