Female Aspirants Commend NAYMOTE

By Mafanta Kromah

Participants of the just ended week-long women leadership and political participation training in Gbarnga, Bong County have commended the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE) for the skills and knowledge acquired.

Speaking with this paper over the weekend at DEN-L compound in Gbarnga where the training was held, the President elect in Class B and a representative aspirant for District #4 Montserrado County, Nuwoe Scott, said with the strategy skills provided by NAYMOTE, they are now sure of winning their various seats.

Madam Scott praised NAYMOTE for the time, resources, energy and knowledge afforded them, adding that “some of us have no ideas of such skills and didn’t even know that there are skills in engaging voters.”

“Thank you for investing your resources in us because due to this training, nothing is impossible to us women to achieve and we didn’t just sat in class to learn what we have learned but will we are going to implement what we have acquired and live with it,” she promised.

Madam Scott also encouraged her fellow participants to not just sit with the skill acquired but also help impact some of their fellow aspirants who did not have the opportunity to obtain the training.

Also speaking, Madam Moima Briggs Mansah, a representative aspirant of District #6 in  Bong County, extolled NAYMOTE for the knowledge they acquired and promised to make maximum use of all what they have been thought.

Madam Mensah also recommended the DEN-L family for providing its facilities for the training and being tolerant throughout the week-long event.

On his part, Mr. Joko Kuyon, a traditional leader in Bong County, applauded the institution for empowering women in politics. Kuyon said both women and tradition have to come together to ensure more females are in high places including the legislature.

The Traditionalist also maintained that the past belief that only men could do all have to be erased and to empower them for a better society.

“I am happy to see women in numbers to fight men with your soften heart and work in the interest of the masses, be a real woman who wants to bring the message of the Lion,” he said.

Naymote Partners for Democratic Development is a good governance and research institution working to promote democracy and participatory governance in Liberia. Established in 2001, the institution has been one of the leading grassroots organizations promoting democracy, peace building, human rights and civic engagement in Liberia. It is the organizer of the Young Political Leadership School based in Liberia.