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Liberia celebrates International Credit Union Day

By Mulbah Kessellie
(L-R) Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) Alphonso Kromah and  the Training Officer, Pewee Lake,
(L-R) Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) Alphonso Kromah and the Training Officer, Pewee Lake,

Thursday, October 16, 2014, joined the world over to celebrate International Credit Union (ICU) Day.

The day was celebrated in Liberia under the theme: “Local Service Global Good, a “People Helping People” philosophy.

According to the Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA), this year’s celebration was very dismal, due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country.

Alphonso Kromah said: “Despite the Ebola outbreak in the country, we celebrated the ICU Day through massive public awareness on the significance of credit unions in Liberia.”

Mr. Kromah made the statement Thursday, October 16, 2014 when he appeared on the Liberia Better Business Forum on State Radio (ELBC) in Paynesville.

He also said: “Such massive public awareness was carried out on radio talk shows, newspaper publications, and online messages.”

Also speaking on the forum, LCUNA’s Training Officer,
Pewee Lake, named Good Governance, Accountability, and Credit Union Heads’ Obligation to their members as topics highlighted in the media.

“At a recent three-day meeting in Monrovia, we decided to train credit union members to climax the celebration,” the association’s Training Officer added.

According to a New Jersey Credit Union League’s news letter, ICU-Day’s celebration highlights how credit unions are helping to change the world, dealing with one community at a time, through local service for the Global Good.

The design sports is a Google drop pin that looks like a glob, filled with “good” in different languages.The pin hits on a road-map whose street names feature the nine international credit union operating principles.

The artwork carried through on ICU Day products offered for this year’s celebration, the news letter said. This year’s ICU-Day’s poster depicts how a single credit union is a part of a global, cooperative network.

The International Credit Union has 101 member-countries and over 200m people world-wide participated in this year’s celebration.
 

 


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