“We are better off when women lead,” V.P Boakai

Monday, 22nd November 2010

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., has observed that in critical times, a country is better off when women lead.   

“I have seen this happen first hand! Under the leadership of President Sirleaf, Liberia enjoys an enduring and excellent partnership with all the major international organizations and countries of the world. Our partnership is producing results that are unparalleled to any time in our existence as a sovereign nation. This is a credit to women leadership!,” he said.

Vice President Boakai made the statement on Sunday, November 22, at the close of the Sixth Annual Regional Convention of the Baptist Women Union of West Africa held at the Baptist Youth Camp at the Baptist Seminary outside Monrovia.

The Baptist Women Union which has representatives in all 15 West African countries meets biannually. Members of the Union dedicate their lives to rendering charitable services to communities in their respective countries.

“The 21st Century is about women leadership,” Vice President Boakai noted, and credited Baptist women for being among the major drivers of this leadership for the human family in Africa.

He applauded the excellent work the Baptist Women are doing to overcome post-conflict and other challenges, in their various countries, including the challenges of street children, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, homelessness and poverty. 

“It was interesting to learn of the achievements of the Baptist Women of Ghana on the successful construction of a community clinic. Similarly, my support goes out to the Baptist Women of Benin in their endeavor to build a conference center and to find the resources to do more,” the Liberian Vice President added.

He also acknowledged the Baptist Women’s commitment to continuing the spiritual work, which he hoped, would expand into a people-to-people relationship that would contribute to security, peace, stability, and the full enjoyment of freedom in our sub-region.