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Village modernity cardinal to urban growth–Pres. Sirleaf

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Liberia's Chief Executive, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Liberia's Chief Executive, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says transforming villages across Liberia is cardinal to the development of urban communities and their residents.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said providing basic skill training for residents of Liberia’s rural communities will help reduce the hardship they encounter.  

She wants such empowerment, particularly targeted rural women and young people to improve their wellbeing.

The Liberian Leader made the statement Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the first graduation ceremony of the Julijuah Vocational Training Center in Bomi County.

She challenged rural dwellers to take advantage of training opportunities to become self-reliance in society.

Also speaking at the graduation ceremony, Youth and Sports Minister, Charles N’tow, commended the graduates for acquiring skill in tailoring.

Minister N’tow assured the graduates of the Ministry’s support and promised to work along with them in setting up a cooperative that will produce quality uniforms for Liberian schools.

They appealed to government to provide them sewing machines to enable them open their respective tailoring shops.

Fifty eight persons graduated from the first cycle of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s sponsored Julijuah Vocational Training Center in Bomi County.



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