Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first presidential center in Liberia dedicated to women empowerment and development. Launched at a colorful ceremony on Sunday, March 8 at the Farmington Hotel in Margibi, the center is named the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development.
Activists are gathering for a mass sit-in today at the Monrovia City Hall to demand actions from the government to end violence against women.
The by-election for representative of Montserrado’s thirteenth district appears to have been conducted smoothly, amid heavy security.
Earlier this year, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stepped down as Africa’s first democratically elected female leader after a two-term presidency to usher in Liberia’s football icon turned politician George Weah as her successor.
The National Elections Commission has expressed great concern over Saturday’s electoral violence in Montserrado’s 13th district, ahead of Tuesday’s by-election.
The Liberia National Police says it has received no information linking Monrovia’s Mayor Jefferson Koijee to electoral violence reported on Saturday in Montserrado’s 13th district.
Like him or not, President George M. Weah will be credited for offering youth the privilege to assemble at the table of governance with the golden opportunity to provide their insights in plotting a smooth trajectory for Liberia.
The Liberia National Police has refuted reports that one person died on Saturday, November 17 as a result of violence that ensued between supporters of some political parties contesting Montserrado’s 13th district representative by-election.