President Weah Declares Himself As Liberia’s First Feminist Chief

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President George Weah has pledge to champion a cause of promoting gender equality and empowerment under his regime as head of state of this Country.
A statement which was graciously welcomed by local and international women at the opening of the 2018 international Sheroes forum in Monrovia.
In a more practical and relax tune the Liberian leader in that regard declares himself as Liberia’s first feminist chief.
He said promoting the agenda of women issues will go a long way in the developmental drive of the pro poor government.
Weah pointed out that he has zero tolerance for sexual and gender base violence and he personally through his administration will champion New efforts to eradicate the fight from such unacceptable cancer in the society.
By this means the Sheroes honoree committed his government to strengthening new measures to protect women from violence and support victims there by given them access to justice.
Additionally more training for law enforcement officers will be conducted as well as the establishment of more centers for women victims of violence,he noted.
Liberia’s 24th President indicated further that his pro poor government which supports the promotion of women activities through job and educational empowerment will do more in increasing efforts to put women at the center stage in the Country.
Under his regime President Weah has appointed Liberia’s first deputy chief of staff Gerald George,the selection of Liberia’s first elected female vice president,Dr.Chief Jewel Howard Taylor his running mate in the 2017 election as well as the appointment of several women to key positions in government to include: Cllr.Seifur Gray,head of the National oil company of Liberia, Josephine Davies,inspector general,Ministry of commerce and industry and Gender Minister Willimetta Sayde Tarr and many others.
Meanwhile President Weah has promised to appoint additional qualified women to key positions of trust in the coming days and months as continuous testimonies to the promotion and empowerment of women across Liberia.