LIBERIAN PRESIDENT SEEKS REMOVAL OF CONSTRAINTS TO WOMEN ADVANCEMENT IN POLITICS

The President Republic of Liberia Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has described social, cultural, economic and political constraints as factors limiting the participation of women of Africa in politics.

Mrs. Johnson made this known while delivering a lecture to Imo women entitled “Women Participation in Politics: the Prospects and Challenges,” at Imo International Convention Center Owerri.

The Liberian President said that the playing of politics was not easy but it required greater determination and steadfastness.

She stressed that women had a lot of work to do by ensuring that the girl-child were given qualitative education to enhance their general well being.

President Ellen Johnson emphasized that women all over the world were making huge impact for development and policy programme but they were faced with significant barriers of entering and succeeding in politics.

She therefore called for an enabling environment for both men and women as well as in the areas of gender inequality.

Mrs. Ellen Johnson at the two day visit in Owerri was given Imo merit award for her selfless service and as first female president from African continent and inducted into Imo Hall of Fame.

CHUKWUKA AGUKWE

 

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