The visiting Executive Director of the West Africa Network For Peacebuilding, Mr. Chukwuemeka B. Eze who arrived in Liberia few days ago from Ghana as guest of the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) has assured Liberian women of his organization’s support towards the growth of their organization.
Mr. Eze was speaking yesterday, Thursday May 28, 2015 at the WIPNET Hut when he was honored and gowned by several women groups under the banner of WIPNET for his support to the women of Liberia over the years, also assured his Liberian counterparts that 1% of his Organization (WANEP) annual budget will be allotted to Liberia to be used by WIPNET’s operations.
He thanked the Liberian women groups for the honor, stressing, “I am pleased and honored to be home, and also honored to be with my people, the spirit of unity on the part of the women over the years in Liberia cannot be taken away from them. It was through unity today that the people of this country are being freed of Ebola. I promised to celebrate with the women of Liberia for the departure of this deadly disease,” Mr. Eze in his acceptance remarks told the women.
The visiting WANPET official also pledged his fullest support to the women of Liberia, adding, “The women of Liberia through WIPNET will be my organization’s priority. You have done well during these difficult periods when Ebola was killing your people. You will forever be remembered,” he poured praises on officials of WIPNET and the women of Liberia for their tireless efforts in the fight of Ebola.
Earlier, the National Coordinator of WIPNET, Mrs. Victoria Willie thanked Mr. Eze for his visit to Liberia, and outlined some of the progress made by her group in the eradication of Ebola and other vices that stood in the way of women, making reference of Gender Based Violence.
The occasion was colorful as dozens of women from WIPNET and other affiliate organizations paid their respect to the visiting Ghanaian women activist with singing and drumming.
As a will of appreciating him for his support to the women of Liberia, and for visiting the Country for the first time, the women presented to their visitor a white chicken and cola nut as they sang traditional songs to their Ghanaian supporter of women’s rights.