By: Augustine N. Myers – The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., has observed that in critical times, a Country is better off when women lead.
According to the Vice President, he has seen this happen first hand by justifying his argument by giving example with the leadership of Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
V.P Boakai pointed out that Liberia enjoys an enduring and excellent partnership with all the major international Organizations and Countries of the world. Our partnership, according to him, is producing results that are unparalleled to any time in our existence as a sovereign Nation when men led, noting that this is a credit to women leadership.
Vice President Boakai made the statement on Sunday, November 22, at the close of the Sixth Annual Regional Convention of the Baptist Women Union of West Africa held at the Baptist Youth Camp at the Baptist Seminary outside Monrovia.
The Baptist Women Union which has representatives in all 15 West African countries meets biannually. Members of the Union dedicate their lives to rendering charitable services to communities in their respective countries.
The Liberian Vice President stressed that the 21st Century is about women leadership, and credited Baptist women for being among the major drivers of this leadership for the human family in Africa.
He however applauded the excellent work the Baptist Women also intended to overcome post-conflict and other challenges, in their various countries, including the challenges of street children, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, homelessness and poverty.
He said it was interesting to learn of the achievements of the Baptist Women of Ghana on the successful construction of a community clinic, and similarly, he pledged his support to the Baptist Women of Benin in their endeavor to build a conference center and to find the resources to do more.
The Vice President of Liberia also acknowledged the Baptist Women’s commitment to continuing the spiritual work, which he hoped, would expand into a people-to-people relationship that would contribute to security, peace, stability, and the full enjoyment of freedom in our sub-region.