“General Broh” Calls For More Women In The Army, As President Weah Wants Reactivation of AFL Agriculture Company

Serving as Keynote Speaker during the celebration of the 63rd Armed Forces Day today, February 11, 2020 at the Barclay Training Center (BTC), the Director General of the General Service Agency (GSA), Madam Mary Broh, affectionately call ‘General Broh’ urged young Liberian women to join the National Army and serve their country.

Amid applauds from the audience, the GSA boss made reference of the significance role women of Africa played over the years in growth and development of their respective countries, setting the space of how ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who became the first female President of Africa, and further lauded the role she played during her reign as Liberia’s President.

For his part, the Commander-In-Chief and President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah instructed the Defense Ministry authorities to formulate a policy framework to reactivate the Agriculture Company of the Armed Forces of Liberia.

The Agriculture Company has been dormant over some decades ago due to logistical constraints.

Delivering his Armed Forces Day Message Tuesday at the Barclay Training Center, the Commander –In-Chief of the AFL, President George Weah, called for the reactivation of the Army’s Agriculture Company.

President Weah said the move is essential to the overall development of the Agriculture sector and economic transformation.

The Liberian Leader also requested Defense Ministry authorities to identify and retrieve all lands owned by the Army for possible assessment for agriculture purposes.

At the same time, President George Weah has proposed the establishment of a School District for the Armed Forces of Liberia.

The President said under the School District, each AFL Barracks will have a school to provide quality education for the children of the men and women in arms.

The AFL Commander – In- Chief said the “AFL School District” will be supervised by the Ministry of Defense and monitored by the Ministry of Education.

As part of the arrangement, President Weah said qualified administrators and instructors will be recruited to serve as instructional staff.

The Liberian Leader also said the process will begin with the renovation of schools in each Military barracks across the Country.

Speaking at the 63rd Anniversary of the AFL on Tuesday February 11, 2020, President Weah said Government places significant emphasis on the welfare of children of men and women in arms.

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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, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.