Senator Jewel Taylor
Senator Taylor In Southeast On Women Role In Governance
By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA
PLEEBO, MARYLAND, March 30 (LINA) – In furtherance of her quest for women promotion and participation in the politics and governance of the country, Senator Jewel Taylor is in Southeastern Liberia at the invitation of the women of Maryland County.
As guest of honor, she will sensitize women on the need for them to fully participate in the processes that will afford them opportunities to play roles in the decision-making of the country.
A special program will be held on Thursday on the Tubman University campus in the county capital, Harper.
The occasion is part of activities commemorating the climax of series of events in observance of women’s week in the county.
In March of every year, women around the globe organize activities in honor of the struggle women around the world face at the hands of their male counterparts in the socio-economic and political spheres.
The Bong County Senator will take a similar message to the women of Sinoe and Rivercess counties.
Senator Taylor, who is chairperson of the Liberia Women Legislative Caucus, is expected to shortly submit the Affirmative Action Act of 2016 to the National Legislature for passage into law.
The Act seeks to create 21 additional constituencies, exclusively for women, the disabled and youth.
According to the draft Act, one constituency will be created in each of the 15 counties for women, while the remaining six will be three each for the disabled and youth, with a clause that one seat in each of the three is set aside for a female.
Already, under the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government, women have begun taking center stage with the appointment of several female Paramount Chiefs, Commissioners, Ministers and the election of several women to the National Legislature, compared to past administrations.