ECOWAS Queens assessment to visit Liberia

The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) is expected to host three (3) Beauty Queens from Nigeria, Uganda and Namibia.

A delegation comprising of the “Face of Africa” and the first two Runners-up of TREK Africa Face of Africa Beauty Pageant and the ECOWAS Youth Envoy are expected in Liberia beginning Friday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Whilst in the country, they are expected to embark on series of nationwide initiatives including discussion surrounding hosting  ”Face-of-Africa Beauty Pageant” scheduled to be hosted soon.

The Face-Of-Africa Beauty Pageant is TREK Africa/ECOWAS’ signature “talent-hunt” for supermodels and beauty queens who are crowned to help the Pan-African organization (ECOWAS), effect social-change across Africa.

Liberia is poised to host this upcoming beauty competition following this assessment visit.

The ECOWAS Youth Envoy will coordinate with the Government of Liberia through the Monrovia City Corporation and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to host the “MCC-LIFT Liberia Inspire Youth Conference.”

The conference is expected to conglomerate over 350 youth leaders and change makers mainly females from universities, high schools, youth organizations, and public and private institutions. The one-day event which will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Monrovia City Hall, will afford young people the opportunity to listen to the stories of the visiting queens, national leaders and other speakers on fascinating topics ranging from leadership, governance, fashion, arts, sports, governance, and business, amongst others.

The Advisor on Education to the President of ECOWAS, and Ambassadors of Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Uganda are among dignitaries expected to attend the MCC-LIFT Liberia Inspire Youth Conference.

Sunday, August 5, will see the hosting of the ECOWAS Queens’ Independence Show.  The show is meant to provide the platform for public interaction with the visiting Beauty Queens as well as Miss Liberia and other Queens, representing Universities, Institutions and Counties. Local artists and comedians are expected to perform during the occasion in the Ball Room of the Monrovia City Hall.

Additionally, the visiting ECOWAS delegation will conduct a one-day stakeholders’ Dinner on Monday, August 6, intended to enable the visiting queens understand the workings of Government, enjoy Liberian culture in music, comedy, and fashion. The queens are also expected to meet with officials of government including Ministers of Gender, education, Information, Youth and Sports, Cultural Ambassador, local queens, and members of the Fashion and Entertainment industries.

The climax of their visit to Liberia on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 will include a guided tour to tourism sites in Liberia including the KpataweeWater Fall in Bong County, Providence Island in Montserrado County, LakePiso in Grand Cape Mount County amongst others.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.