One of Liberia’s most influential women MacDella Cooper has is in Kampala for the High Level Women’s Conference and Gala Dinner celebrating Women in Infrastructure.
The activist, philanthropist and politician who doubles as the founder of MacDella Cooper Foundation (MDF) will a key note address at both events slated for this Monday at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
Addressing the media flanked by Lucie Malu, Country Manager Kenya Airways who are among the major sponsors of the event, Cooper said its an honor for her to be in Uganda to share her inspirational story with fellow ladies.
The former refugee who partly grew up in United States of America decided to come to Liberia help her country.
Cooper who lost her father to during Liberian civil war of 80s and 90s, started MacDella Cooper Foundation to give a helping hand to the needy people.
“My foundation works across Africa and the world and we look at Education, shelter, health care which are key to helping Young people who are the hope and future of Africa,” Cooper said.
She also said the foundation is working with government to enforce policies.
Cooper said she expect something great at the conference.
“We are all supposed to push for women’s agenda and make sure we have safe infrastructure. We are proud to work with Kenya Airways,” Cooper said.
She pledged continued working with Women in infrastructure development in Uganda. “My foundation will partner with different stakeholders to make sure our legacy goes on and on.
On her part, Lucie Malu, Kenya Airways Country Manager in Uganda said they are glad to bring Cooper to this function to celebrate women in infrastructure.
“As Kenya Airways, we pride in our ladies because they work hard and make sure they fulfill their duties,” Lucie said.
In all our 49 destinations across Africa, Kenya Airways has empowered a number of them.
Lucie said Kenya Airways offer competitive rates.
“One of our core principle is to empower women,” She added.
Lucie said Kenya Airways which flies East Coast of Africa to East Coast of America for 14 hours Is very to proud to be part such amazing event which is largely women activity.
“We are indeed the pride of Africa., she concluded.
During the event, the following will receive Women in Infrastructure award;
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for promoting women in infrastructure.
Lady MacDella Cooper for her role in promoting policies aimed at uplifting women in infrastructure in Liberia.
Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe for work done developing Northern Uganda through Atiak Sugar Project.
Dr. Paul Musasizi, MD Kiira Motors for promoting Uganda women in the automotive field through the Kiira Motors Corporation.
Late Major Naomi Karungi; posthumous award for inspiring women in the field of aeronautic.
Her Royal Highness Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda for her developmental woe done through ‘The Nabagereka Development Trust Fund’.