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MONROVIA: Liberia’s First Lady Clar Weah has said no amount of criticisms would stop her from undertaking meaningful initiatives in the interest of Liberia and its people, especially the under privileged.
The First Lady’s statement comes in response to criticisms that she is using monies allotted to her office by the Liberian government to undertake projects through her Clar Hope foundation.
Mrs. Weah spoke recently while touring City of Hope facility which is currently under construction in Marshall, Margibi County.
According to First lady Weah, the facility, when completed, would be used to educate and transform hundreds of under privileged Liberians.
This is not benefiting me anyhow, I just want you to know that,“ said Mrs. Weah in an interview in an interview Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
I’m happy to do it and I won’t let the criticism of people stop me from doing what I want to do.”
Mrs. Weah further disclosed that monies being used to build the City of Hope and other projects were generated from fundraisers and gala events eventually held in Liberia.
While thanking the Liberian government for budgetary support to her office, Mrs. Weah clarified that such support was being used to undertake several projects, including the Monthly Elderly Feeding Program which provides assorted food rations to over two thousand elderlies and other less fortunate people.
“My Foundation is for the Liberian people; it is not for me. School will be free for our children. There is no cost attached to the over two-hundred girls we are hoping to take in once the doors of City of Hope are open.
“It even hurts me when they say that; because they don’t know who I am. They just see me as President George Weah’s wife; somebody who is trying to exploit the system,” the First Lady asserted as she defended her character saying: “I am one person who will never, never approve of taking money from the government to benefit myself.”
She named other projects as the renovation and rehabilitation of several orphanages and schools, the provision of regular food and non-food supplies to orphanages, the construction of homes for some extremely poor people and the provision of scholarship among other humanitarian initiatives.