April 14, 2021

President George M. Weah, Liberia’s President has on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in a special address to delegates and guests of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia appealed to the Community Parliamentarians to adopt resolutions that will go a long way to advance the course of women empowerment in the West Africa sub-region.

 President Weah made this call during the opening ceremony of the ECOWAS first delocalize meeting of the Joint Committee on Social Affairs, Gender and Women Empowerment/Education, Science and Culture/Health on the theme, ‘Empowerment  of Women in the ECOWAS Region.’

The Liberian President said: “I am very happy that the ECOWAS Parliament is holding the delocalize committee meetings of its standing committees in Monrovia, Liberia.”

In his welcome address, Head of Liberia’s delegation to the Community Parliament, Senator Melvin Edwin Snowe, thanked ECOWAS Parliament for hosting the occasion in his country, noting that President Weah from the onset was pleased to host the event in his country.

 He described the Liberian President as a Women’s empowerment champion and welcomed the Community Parliamentarians and other dignitaries to the occasion.

In his appeal to the Community Parliamentarians, President Weah said: “As many of you are aware, I am a former member of the ECOWAS Parliament while I represented Liberia as a seating Senator. I have fond memories of the time that I spent in Abuja doing the people’s work.

 As I look around today, I see several old faces and new ones. I will like to welcome you all to Liberia and wish that your deliberations here will be fruitful. I am informed that your discussion is centered around the empowerment of women in the sub-region.

 This is a matter that is very close to my heart. As Liberia’s Feminist-In-Chief, I deeply delegated and promoted Liberian women in all aspects of our society but particularly in leadership. I pray that the resolutions that you will adopt here in this Joint-Committee sitting would  go a long way to advance the course of women’s empowerment in our region.”