Professional Women Endorse Weah -Vow One Round Victory

By Melvin Jackson

As citizens and groups continue to endorse and drum up support for their preferred Presidential candidates in the ensuing October 10, 2023 general elections, a group professional women group under the banner “Strategic She Thinkers” has endorsed the second term bid of President George Weah and vowed to ensure that a resounding victory will be recorded in the first round.

Strategic She Thinker, according to its leaders, is a group of professional women from both public and private sectors and like minds “that want to see the improvement of women and girls through skills development.

Giving an overview of the program, Madam Carolyn Myers Vice Chair for administration said they have organized themselves to ensure that President Weah wins the elections because of his tremendous contributions to the country.

She further said that the Strategic She Thinkers will ensure the empowerment of women in various skill-training programs as a means of putting food on their table. She said currently the group is involved in catering, soap making, basic skill development, “tie and dye”, and interior decoration among other skill training programs.

Madam Myers added that the organization envisions a Liberia where the political and social rights of women and children are protected, respected, and promoted, and their potential is developed.

She maintained that the group will also seek to build the capacity of disadvantaged girls, through research awareness, capacity building, and networking.

Also reading the endorsement statement the group Chairperson Madam Patience Lawson, said after a careful revision of the many presidential candidates in the race they think President Weah is the best option for the position.

She said under the Weah -Taylor administration Liberia has brought about positive changes for the people of Liberia through several developmental achievements. She named the advancement of social-economic programs, international relations, and infrastructural development as part of the things the president has implemented.

“The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led by the government of Liberia led by President George Weah has achieved significant progress across various sectors since coming into power in January 2018.” Madan Lawson said.

She discloses that the government has made strides in improving the country’s infrastructure including road construction and rehabilitation, which has contributed to better connectivity and economic development.

The Strategic She Thinkers Chairperson also named the financing of the Ganta -to Harper road project for the first time in the history of Liberia as a way of easing the constraints faced by the people in that part of the country.

“The government again rationalized the wage bill for civil service and increased the salary of 13,000 government workers since and after the harmonization process.” She revealed.

Moving further, the chairperson could not hold back her words to talk about efforts made by the Weah Taylor-led administration on the enhancement of the education sector by implementing policies to increase access to quality education, training programs, technical and vocational education, and scholarships.

Commenting on the agriculture sector she added that the government of Liberia has prioritized agriculture development to ensure food security is vibrant.

She used the occasion to underline that the agribusiness development activity was initiated to support 60,000 farmers at the center of climate change.

Madam Lawson continued by saying that the Coalition for Democratic Change-led government has improved in programs initiated by the GOL, USAID, and other partners which are intended to strengthen the role of women within political parties by designing and delivering advanced campaign skills training and follow on support for women and political parties’ members.

“Female cabinet members make up 1/3 of the cabinet, commerce, public works and gender, children and social protection, the supreme court of Liberia, Agriculture ministry among others.

Receiving the endorsement, the national Campaign chairman for the CDC Lenn Eugene Nagbe thanked the organizer for the endorsement.

He encouraged them to do away with violence while campaigning in their various communities and towns as the violence will not achieve the party’s aims of winning through the first round.

He said former Joseph Boakai has once referred to himself as someone that was parked in the garage for which he squandered many of the opportunities intended for Liberians.

Chairman Nagbe called on the former vice president to avoid telling stories against former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not giving him the chance and opportunities to explore.

“Former President Ellen was a person who used to consult her cabinet members including the former vice president before implementing some projects.” He added.

He disclosed that President Weah was never broke before becoming president as he as a person, he had properties in several countries before the becoming President of Liberia.

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