Liberia: Minister Cassell Tips Women for 2014 Legislative Election - Wants More Women Participation in Politics
Gender and Development Minister, Julia Duncan Cassell has called on Liberian women to be more proactive and ready for the 2014 midterm legislative election.
Addressing a gathering of women, (The all Liberian Women's Summit) yesterday at the Monrovia City Hall, Minister Cassell said that her statement comes in the wake decrease in female legislators.
According to her, women representation in the Liberian legislature has decreased from 12.5% in 2008 to 11% in 2012 and therefore wants women to coordinate and collaborate their efforts in making sure that more women are elected in 2014.
Minister Cassell: "Women, we have to apply more efforts to sustain the initiative offered by the government. Prepare yourselves to participate in politics, make full use of training opportunities made available, and utilized the funds provided through micro finance initiatives well. These opportunities exist because of the political will and commitment of the President."
Read the complete story at All Africa, published 3 August 2012/