By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan (Correspondent)
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the UN Women has ended a day long political dialogue with candidates of the December 8, 2020 special senatorial elections in Liberia.
The dialogue brought together women from across the region and also provided participants the opportunity to interface with those wanting to lead them.
Only one of the eight Candidates contesting the upcoming elections granted the invitation of the Gender ministry’s request; even though the ministry according to information invited them through a written communication.
Speaking during the occasion, the United Nations Women Representative to Liberia Nyasha Chidau said, the dialogue was meant to hear from all candidates contesting the ensuing elections especially about their willingness to ensure the supporting of the gender ministry in Liberia.
Mrs. Chidau said, the active participation of women at all levels in national decision making is important to the growth of every nation.
She noted women Leaders are more transformational than men leaders, adding, that they function as a role model for their subordinates. “Women Leaders inspire their team and spend a lot of time caring about their professional duties” she added.
Madam Dorothy Tooman, the only Candidate who graced the occasion pledged her commitment to developing programs that will better improve the livelihoods of women.
Candidate Tooman said, if a nation should be developed, women should be given serious attention not only to form part of decision making but to take into consideration their recommendations.
“I am standing before you today to let you know that I have serious interest in women development, I will do all that I can to ensure that your interests are considered as top priority. I will help develop your children into productive youths and motorbikes riding will not only be their source of income” Madam Tooman maintained.
Our Bong County Correspondent says, participant at the occasion expressed happiness and extended commendations to the Ministry of Gender and the UN Women.
Some of the participants promised to support women representation in the December 08 elections.
Madam Mary Larteh, Jorquelleh Chiefdom Paramount Chief said, she will do all that is possible to give the necessary support to women wanting to get state power.
She called on the Gender Ministry and UN Women to keep the light on brightening the minds of women on why they should support their colleagues.