Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor Friday July 10, 2020, visited the Sinkor residence of fallen Montserrado County District # 9 Representative Munah Pelham-Youngblood to console the bereaved family.
Her visit with the bereaved family, according to a Press Release from the office of the Vice President, followed similar visit recently, by His Excellency, President George M. Weah.
The first Liberian female Vice President in brief remarks, encouraged the mother of the fallen lawmaker, Elizabeth S. Pelham to trust and continue to reference God for lasting comfort and peace as she mourn the death of her daughter.
‘Though she is no more, I’m happy that Munah during our last interaction expressed the strong willingness to strengthen her relations with God. I believed Munah is now seated with our Almighty Creator” ” VP Howard Taylor recalled.
The Vice President accompanied by her family members and office staff, offered prayers for the bereaved family while lamenting that the fallen female lawmaker will be missed for being the first youngest female lawmaker who championed women empowerment even on her sick bed.
Noticeably overwhelmed by grief, Chief Dr. Howard-Taylor said the passing of the young Liberian female lawmaker is a serious hit to the struggle for gender equality and women empowerment in Liberia.
VP Howard-Taylor said:“Munah was a strong voice for gender equity that we women have been clamoring for over the years. Munah touched many lives and everyone is mourning her passing. She was the youngest female ever to be elected. Everywhere she went, she was a star. She was very outspoken on issues. She believed in women being heard at the decision making table”
The Liberian Vice President then, on behalf of her family and Office conveyed her deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, the House of Representatives and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the loss of a brilliant lawmaker.
She urged the family of the fallen lawmaker to take solace in the Lord and called on Liberians to remember them in their prayers.
Representative Youngblood, who represented District #9 in Montserrado County, and was a staunched member of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and Chairperson for House Committee on Executive died Wednesday July 8, following a protracted period of illness.