Coalition of Political Parties Women Launches Engagement Campaign In Liberia

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The Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWILL) in collaboration with NAYMOTE have launched a one-day citizen engagement campaign aimed at helping women aspirants find out what issues that are most important to voters.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Doe Community, Bushrod Island, the Vice President of COPPWILL, Georgia Gaye said the campaign was initiated from a workshop held in Gbarnga, Bong County that brought together aspirants and campaign managers.

She stated that the forum will help women aspirants develop campaign strategies to address those concerns of the voters and establishing a direct communication link where women aspirant will be directly in touch with the electorates.

For her part, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, averred that the forum will give the women aspirants the opportunity to come face to face with the electorates.

“The work of COPPWILL is to ensure that women understand their role; that they have the chance to come up and speak to their people and allow the people to see them as they consider who to vote for. “

“We are encouraging women to vote for women. Our work is to make sure that our women population, about 49 percent is not continuously marginalized,” she intoned.

Meanwhile the residents of Doe Community named the lack of good health facilities including proper hygiene, quality education, good road network, teenage pregnancy, and exposure of youths to narcotic drugs as main problems confronting them.

For their parts, the women aspirants of Montserrado County Electoral District #14, Regina Sokan Teah and Pauline Weah Nyanforh in separate remarks promised to address some of the burning issues when elected.

Hon Teah who once represented the district in the 52nd Legislature said that the pavement of roads in the district would be her main area of concern; while Madam Teah pledged to prioritize education.

The district is currently represented by Hon. Vamuyan Conneh at the 53rd National Legislature.

Source: allafrica.com

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