Women of Liberian have hailed the extraordinary leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Chairperson of ECOWAS. The women in a statement presented to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf and said they are equally proud of her role as current Chair of theAuthority of Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS.
They specifically pointed to how President Johnson Sirleaf proficiently and peacefully handled the dialogue which later resulted to a smooth transition of the former Gambian leader, Yaya Jammeh, without bloodshed.
The Women of Liberia through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) have at the same time extended heartfelt congratulations to Madam Fatumata Tambajang on her ascendancy as Vice President of the Republic of Gambia.
In a statement presented to Minister Julia Duncan-Cassell, the women indicated that they are particularly pleased with the choice generated from Gambia’s politics given that Madam Tambajang has a longstanding role working with women across the continent.
The women acknowledged the dedication of Madam Tambajang while serving with UNDP in Liberia stressing that she was a passionate women’s advocate who helped in the formation and establishment of the Ministry of Gender with Madam D. Musuleng Cooper as its first minister.
The women further indicated that they will forever be grateful to the former UNDP Official now Vice President of Gambia for playing the lead role in lifting the voices of the women of Liberia by assisting in efforts to establish the old Ministry of Gender and Development. The Gambian Vice President has been described as an eye opener in highlighting the need for women to step up to the occasion and make their voices heard.