A Liberia-based women’s entrepreneurial group, United Women Beyond Borders, has commended Alternative National Congress (ANC) political leader Alexander B. Cummings for his continued support in empowering women to become self-reliant and independent.
United Women Beyond Borders, with over a thousand members, is currently constructing a 42-story building in Paynesville’s red light market district, to which they believe Mr. Cummings made significant contributions.
The women are mainly involved in cross-border trade in West Africa, importing key agricultural products including dried peppers, peanuts and beans to supply the Liberian market.
United Women Beyond Borders President Madam Sangai Dunbar thanked the ANC leader for his generous support, which she says has enabled the organization to begin construction of the 42-store building, which is nearing completion.
She expressed the organization’s gratitude on Tuesday, April 5, during a stopover by Mr. Cummings in Paynesville while the ANC political leader was visiting District 5, Montserrado County, as part of his community engagement work.
Mr Cummings said he was proud of the women’s great enterprise and pledged more financial support to complete the 42-story building in the Red Light Market District.
He reiterated his unwavering support and protection of women’s rights to economic self-determination and against gender-based violence, including rape.
Previously, the Paynesville Vocational Training Center (PVTC) in Paynesville hosted a special welcome program for Mr. Cummings and his entourage. The institution outlined some basic needs as it helps young people acquire basic skills that will make them productive citizens.
PVCT authorities later presented Mr Cummings with a symbolic key of the institution and a T-shirt that read “PVTC for Cummings”.
The ANC political leader’s community involvements also took him to the Police Academy area in Bassa Town and ended in the intellectual hub of Kukatonun in Paynesville, where he joined hundreds of Liberians who pledged their support for his presidential bid.