Grand Kru County Senator Peter Colman
Grand Kru Will Strive To Ensure Women In Leadership - Coleman
By Ballah M. Kollie, Reporting from Grand Kru County
BARCLAYVILLE, April 3(LINA) - Grand Kru County Senator Peter Colman has said the county will ‘fight unwaveringly’ to ensure that Liberian women are given their rightful places in the political governance of the country.
The senator, who chairs the Senate Committee on Gender, gave the assurance during a meeting with the women of Grand Kru County in Barclayville over the weekend, promising to mobilize both the county and southeastern women to make their voices heard politically.
“I can assure you that as far as Grand Kru is concerned, we will fight this battle together so that women will take their rightful places in the governance of this country,” Coleman stressed.
According to him, women constitute a sizable portion of Liberia’s population, pointing out that they cannot be placed in the minority when it comes to the governance of the country.
He said progress has been made in the fight for women’s right in many countries around the world, stressing, “Liberia will have to make that painful progress, too.”
Coleman hoped that the visit of Bong County Senator Jewel Taylor will inspire Grand Kru and southeastern women to participate in the political governance of the country.
In remarks, Senator Taylor appealed to men to support the women’s campaign rather than perceiving them as competitors.
She noted that the impact of Grand Kru women is yet to be felt as none of the 12 female lawmakers of the 53rd Legislature is from the county.
She then admonished citizens of the county to promote girl-child education, adding that doing so will prepare them for future challenges.