Girl Child Education and Women Safety Is Paramount – Prince Of Norway

By Edwin G. Genoway

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The visiting Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway who is also United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Good Will Ambassador has underscored the need for girls’ education and women’s safety to be prioritized, if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved.

Crown Prince Magnus said it was important for women to be involved in order meet the SDGs.

Speaking to women at Fish Market in Monrovia, he acknowledged Liberian women’s resilience which returned peace to Liberia.

“I understand there have been tough times; risks you have taken and the resilience and endurance to bring peace; something that is good,” Prince Magnus stated.

The SDGs, he told the women, has 17 goals and one of such is to have endured peace.

He noted that gender equality must be embraced by all, urging men to support equity by being a HeforShe.

The Crown Prince earlier visited the Liberian Market Place, a hub used to showcase and promote locally produced products by Liberian entrepreneurs.

At the Market Place, Prince Magnus while on a tour expressed delight with the productivity of Liberian entrepreneurs.

“I am very impressed with what I have seen here,” he told local entrepreneurs.

He indicated that SMEs is an important part of the SDGs in the alleviation of poverty by 2030.

SMEs, he added, must be sustained and there should be other initiatives for improvement at all levels.

According to Commerce Deputy Minister Andrew G. Paygar, SME faces huge challenges, ranging from access to farms to market roads to training and development including legal and regulatory module for local entrepreneurs.

He noted that gender equality must be embraced by all, urging men to support equity by being a HeforShe.

The Crown Prince earlier visited the Liberian Market Place, a hub used to showcase and promote locally produced products by Liberian entrepreneurs.

At the Market Place, Prince Magnus while on a tour expressed delight with the productivity of Liberian entrepreneurs.

“I am very impressed with what I have seen here,” he told local entrepreneurs.

He indicated that SMEs is an important part of the SDGs in the alleviation of poverty by 2030.

SMEs, he added, must be sustained and there should be other initiatives for improvement at all levels.

According to Commerce Deputy Minister Andrew G. Paygar, SME faces huge challenges, ranging from access to farms to market roads to training and development including legal and regulatory module for local entrepreneurs.

Source: allafrica.com

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