President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zolu Jallah
‘Women Less Fortunate Class In Liberia’ – Jallah Opines
By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA
MONROVIA, January 28 (LINA) – The President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zolu Jallah, has expressed regret that the women of Liberia represent the less fortunate class of citizens.
He noted that the interest of women in politics is yet to receive the much needed public support for political participation.
He was speaking at a one-day Strategic Roundtable Stakeholders’ Discussion on the Equitable Participation draft Act of 2016 held by the Women Legislative Caucus of Liberia.
“There can be seen no gain about the necessity and urgency to give the women of Liberia the opportunity to contribute their quota to their motherland,” Pro-Tempore Jallah indicated.
He attributed the poor public support for women’s political participation to the lack of interest by women themselves, lack of support from their male counterparts and difficulties for women to rise above the traditionally male-dominated culture which, he noted, is vanishing gradually.
Jallah lauded members of the Women Legislative Caucus for engendering change in national politics and certifying the democratic credentials as one nation with one people seeking freedom and dignity for everyone, including the less privileged.
“I salute you for your refusal to surrender to the system which has overshadowed women’s participation in the politics of the country for more than one century,” Jallah stressed.
The Equitable Participation Draft Act of 2016 is seeking to create 21 new electoral seats for women, youth and physically challenged persons.
When legislated, 15 of the seats will be exclusively for women, while three youths and three physically challenged persons will occupy the remaining six seats.