President Sirleaf Pledges Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Thursday, 18th January 2007
Pink Charity Fund Founder and President, Ms. Isha Tejan-Cole presents award to President Sirleaf.
Pink Charity Fund Founder and President, Ms. Isha Tejan-Cole presents award to President Sirleaf.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured the visiting Founder and President of Sierra-Leone-based, Pink Charity Fund, Madam Isha Tejan-Cole, that government would support efforts by the Fund to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Liberia. The President lauded Ms. Tejan-Cole for the undertaking, which she described as a worthy cause, and added that it takes a lot of sacrifice and commitment to undertake.

The President was speaking Thursday at the Foreign Ministry when she received an award from the President and Founder of the Pink Charity Fund at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia. President Johnson Sirleaf urged the Fund official to work along with officials of the Health Ministry, particularly the John F. Kennedy Memorial hospital in establishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Section in Liberia.

Madam Isha Tejan-Cole thanked the President for honoring a recent invitation by the Fund to attend a Fund-raising program in Freetown. The President was represented at the program by the Vice President, Dr. Joseph Boakai. She said the setting up of a Breast Cancer Awareness Section in Liberia, would go a long way in educating women on the early detection of breast cancer.

Meanwhile, the outgoing Managing Director of the Liberian Branch of ECO-Bank, Esijolone Okorodudu, has expressed gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for governmentís support toward the Bank. Ms. Okorodudu praised the President for adopting policies that continue to instill more confidence in the business and financial sector of the country. The ECO-Bank official was speaking Thursday, when she and her successor, Madam Morenike Adepoju, paid a courtesy call on the President at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia.

The President assured the Bank officials that government would continue to adopt measures that would attract more investment opportunities to the country. ďIf there are any suggestions you have to advance our development agenda, feel free to do so; our doors remain opened,Ē the President admonished the ECO-Bank officials.