Liberian President prays for a Rwanda-like parliament

On 23 November 2017 at 05:28

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that she prays that her country will have highest number of women representation in parliament as in Rwanda.

Sirleaf was speaking in a conversation with Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) Director General, Ledgerhood Rennie.

Sirleaf whose mandate is about to end said she hopes to retire in the interest of Liberia and Africa and be active in private life. .

“I need to retire gracefully,” she said.

Addressing a wide range of issues in Liberia, Sirleaf expressed satisfaction in Liberian women’s resolve not to be backbenchers anymore in decision making and working for the common good of Liberia.

“After my service as a president, it may seem a far distant call for another woman but one thing I am sure of is that there are women in the queue already who are demonstrating their preparedness to serve in many areas of national leadership,” she said.

“I pray that as Rwanda has the highest number of women representation at the parliament, one day we will get there. I have the hope and confidence in the women of Africa to rise above all odds and support their male counterparts in building countries on our continent,” she said adding that Rwanda is the only African country in the world that has sixty percent female lawmakers in parliament.

In Rwanda, women occupy 64% seats in parliament.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf