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Some market women on government’s back

By Mafanta Kromah

Some market women in the Red Light area have frowned on the government of Liberia for what they call failing to empower women and children as promised them by President.

Speaking Wednesday at the Red Light Market in Paynesville Montserrado Liberia, a woman identified as Musu Davis who sells food said they have lost confidence in the President as she have failed the promise she made to women before becoming president.

She stressed that President Sirleaf has created fear in them to elect another female as a president because the reason for electing a female president was to see her investing in women by creating good marketing environment

Lisa Morris who sells fruits and vegetable maintained that women in the market had lot of expectation from government, noting that they are the main people behind the record President Sirleaf has made today.

“We campaigned to vote her for change, we let go of our businesses to see her get to power but today we are the victims of voting her into power,” Lisa said.

Also speaking, a fish seller only identified as Esther, indicated that they fought for women empowerment but the few elected have started to kill the dreams of women empowerment in the country.

She explained that this government has not only failed women but also the future of the nation, stressing kids are in the street doing school hours selling and yet there is no implementation of plans for this them.

She said that Liberia needs a person who has love for the country and will do anything to see Liberia at the front of other countries on the continent.

However, they urged the president to look back to her promises she made during the 2005 elections and requested that she feel the pain of women and work accordingly.