With many challenges to grapple with in a male dominated global community, Assistant Public Works Minister for Operations, Kaustella Kialain, serving as Keynote Speaker commemorating the International Women’s day celebration in Liberia cautioned women in general to be cautious and selfless in the execution of their duties within the public space.
Addressing cross-sections of women Monday at a ceremony held at the Ministry under the auspices of the Gender and Social Protection Unit, the young female Works Minister intimated that women continue to play an integral part in the development of the world, noting that their services render during crises are sacrificial.
According to a Public Works Ministry statement, She made specific reference to healthcare workers who during the current Covid -19 Pandemic are risking their lives in a bid to serve humanity.
” When you want something said, ask a man; when you want something done, ask a woman”, she pointed out quoting Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Also speaking was Deputy Minister for Administration, Hon. Joseph P. Todd who lauded the women for the sacrifices they continue to make amid daunting and inhibiting challenges.
According to him, the Ministry of Public Works, with support from his colleagues, including Acting Public Works Minister, Ruth Coker-Collins will continue to advance the cause(s) of women, stressing that he has always had a soft spot for women.
At the same time, the Director for the Gender and Social Inclusion Unit, Mrs. Irene Bedell-Smith used the occasion to rally the support of women as they compete with their male counterpart.
Madam Bedell-Smith highlighting the historicity of the Day, averred that the International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide due to the legacies of exemplary leadership feats of Madam Angie Brooks Randall as First Female President of the UN General Assembly; Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, First Female President in Africa, amongst others.