LIBERIA: Kparblee Dist. Women Hold Reunion Program Saturday -To Embark On Empowerment Initiatives

Mrs. Annie Gaylah Ziatie, KPADDA Women Wing’s acting chair

Women hailing from Kparblee Administrative District in Nimba County, residing in Monrovia and other parts of the world are expected to hold a reunion and fundraising program on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

Organized under the auspices of the Kparblee District Development Association (KPADDA) Women Wing, the program will be held at the Twins Hotel, near the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

Making the disclosure Tuesday, November 24, 2020, KPADDA Women Wing’s acting chair, Madam Annie Gaylah-Ziatie, said the gathering is intended to reawaken the spirit of unity among citizens of the District.

“Until recently, we have not been meeting due to the corona virus. This time we want to bring ourselves together so that we can see what to do for ourselves,” the Women Wing’s acting chair explained.

Madam Gaylah-Ziatie said the gathering is necessary because it will also be used to raise funds for them to embark on their (women) empowerment initiatives.

According to her, about 300 persons, including KPADDA members, representatives from other organizations, other citizens of Nimba, government officials as well as developmental, philanthropic and humanitarian personalities, are expected to grace the historic occasion, saying, “We expect to raise US$3,000.00 (three thousand United States dollars) to US$4,000.00 (four thousand United States dollars) during the program.”

Madam Gaylah-Ziatie further explained that proceeds from the program and other related activities will be used to construct women empowerment centers; something she said will begin in Montserrado County before extending to Kparblee District.

“We want to build women’s training centers in our District; but we want to encourage our members in Montserrado County by training ourselves before extending the program to the District,” she further noted.

She said Mrs. Mai Saydee Gardea, President of Grand Gedeh Women in Montserrado County, is expected to serve as the guest speaker of the occasion.

Meanwhile, Madam Gaylah-Ziatie is appealing to all Kparblee District citizens, other patriotic citizens of Nimba and Liberia at large to grace such a developmental event.

In a related development, the occasion comes as KPADDA transitions to a new leadership, of which Madam Gaylah-Ziatie was elected Co-Chairperson for Administration.

KPADDA held its elections on November 7, 2020, electing all eight officials on white ballots. Other newly elected officials include: Mr. Fredrick Gaye, Chairman, Mr. Melvin Jimmie, Co-Chairman for Operations, Mrs. Edith Cole, Secretary General, Prince Mahn, Assistant Secretary General, Mrs. Felecia Gueh, Financial Secretary, Martholine Kpeah, Treasurer and Moth. Ruth Paye, Chaplain General.

The new leadership replaces KPADDA’s current leadership chaired by Mr. Peter Karngbaye, Sr.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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