EJS Frowns On Weah By: J. Wea

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MONROVIA- Oct. 6-Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  has frowned on President George Weah over the lack of women candidates on the ticket of the ruling establishment for the pending December 8, 2020 elections.

In a Twit on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Former President Sirleaf termed as disappointing the lack of single woman candidate in the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) roster for the upcoming by-election in December. 

Though she applauded President Weah’s recent appointment of women in executive positions, she said  more is expected of the chief feminist when it comes to ensuring gender equality. 

“I’m encouraged to see world leaders reaffirming their commitment to gender equality, 25 years after Beijing (UNGA generation Equality)”, the Former Head of State added.

Madam Sirleaf mentioned building equal and inclusive societies is more urgent than ever before, in working to recover and rebuild amid  Covid-19. 

She said “Thank you @GeorgeWeahOff for your efforts to advance the Representative of women in public leadership in Liberia. You set an example for male leaders to partner with women in the quest for gender equality.” 

Sirleaf continued; “Fantastic to see that over half of President @GeorgeWeahOff’s latest appointees are women, who will be holding positions across various ministries as well as in the juvenile.”

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New Republic Feature Writer

Alphonso has  been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.
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