Women Pledge Support to Boakai Presidential Bid

first_imgBusinesswomen in District #15, Montserrado County, have pledged their support to the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai in the 2017 general and presidential elections.They made their pledge recently in Caldwell at a town hall meeting, where they gathered to discuss economic and other national issues that affect their businesses.“We the businesswomen in Caldwell assure Veep Boakai of our support for the 2017 presidential race. You can count on us,” they indicated.Spokesperson Madam Haja Gray believes that “if the VP is elected as President, he will help them become self-sufficient, productive and efficient in catering to their families.”Madam Gray sells slippers, shoes and dry goods in Caldwell Market.According to her, there are lots of things the UP government has done for them, especially at the grassroots level in the business sector and as such, citizens of the country must elect VP Boakai to continue the legacy of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Madam Gray said: “We are willing to support him to the fullest.”After pledging their support, Madam Gray vowed that they are ready when given the necessary support to help tackle unemployment as well as stabilize the economy.She further stated that the businesswomen can turn the country’s economic turmoil around if given the needed push from government which she said would enable them to contribute their quota to stabilize the country’s currency.“We are not against foreign competition, but we want support to be able to compete with foreign businesses,” she added.Also speaking, head of Thumbs-Up Women Business Association, Ruth Parker, urged the businesswomen to make more efforts to grow their businesses.Parker noted that developing a strong, coherent, transparent and supportive policy on entrepreneurship needs a comprehensive consultative exercise on the topic.“The opportunity for our businesses to succeed and grow supports our future potential for increased employment, growth and prosperity,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny Live festival has been officially launched by Toni Forrester, Chairperson of the festival committee.It has been a long year since the first meeting to revive the Letterkenny festival and the small committee have been through many highs and lows along the way, however the festival is now a reality and only 2 months away!Said PRO Siobhan Barrett-Doherty: “Letterkenny Live will provide a festival for the locals of Letterkenny and surrounding areas and also for visitors to the town, this year we hope to attract a large crowd on which to build year on year with the aim of becoming known as a regular festival destination. “Through feedback everyone has said that a town this size can sustain a festival, this is the first attempt to bring the festival back after a gap of many years. “Over the next few years, we envisage many festival revellers coming to the town and this will help fill hotel bedrooms and local Bed & Breakfasts etc but more importantly there will be a regular summer event in the town”She said the festival gig rig will be located on Oliver Plunkett road and both nights will kick off at 8.00pm and finish around 11.00pm, this will be early enough for families and young people to get home and for other revellers plenty of time to visit the local pubs and clubs who will have events, DJ’s and bands on that weekendSaid Siobhan: “There is still a lot of work to be done and of course there’s still money to raise, we haven’t got enough yet to cover all the festival costs. At the moment we acknowledge funding from Letterkenny Town Council, Donegal County Council and Failte Ireland North West. We are appealing to everyone for financial assistance so if you can help or encourage anyone else to help, every little bit counts.” Festival producer Darren Browne has secured a great line up for both nights and we believe the line up will attract visitors and locals. The festival is FREE, easy to get to and with the support of the council, tourism providers and the business community it will be a great success.The headline band for Friday Night is Smashhits who are a popular band around the country playing 90’s cover versions, they will be supported by Eoin Glackin, a young Dubliner with strong links to Donegal, Eoin has just recently been signed by Sony Music Ireland and has just released his debut album “Not Lost”, completing the Friday Night line up is Donegal band Heads of State, a 3 piece indie pop and rock band from Castlefin. The headline act for Saturday Night is Ryan Sheridan, who recently launched his debut album that went to number 2 in the Irish charts. From county Monaghan, he is destined to be a big hit. Supporting Ryan will be well known Paul Ward & the Humble Earth Worms, popular classic pop and rock band along with Blue Moose, who are well known cover band nationally and internationally.For up to date information on the festival follow it on facebook, facebook.com/Letterkennylive and on the wesbsite www.letterkennylive.com.LETTERKENNY LIVE IS LAUNCHED! was last modified: June 2nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkenny live launchlast_img read more