“Women Have Disregarded Womanhood” -Female Aspirant

By Mafanta Kromah

A female representative aspirant of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), Grady Walker, says women have neglected womanhood, thus preventing many of them from taking state offices.

Madam Walker maintains that unlike men, women are self and strong-hearted, as such people are afraid to vote them in to power on grounds that they will forget their constituents.

Madam Walker made the statement Friday during a day-long citizens engagement event held at Brewerville City Hall.

The event was organized by the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWILL), supported by United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development.

According to her, women are many in Liberia; but do not vote for women during electoral processes, due to their inability to extend their coverage to those they represent.

She cited that when a politician cares for both men and women he or she will not have problem in a political sojourn.

She further emphasized that many women are coming down to their constituents because they want to take power; but upon ascendancy,  turn their back on the people.

Madam  added: “They are down to earth because they need the people service; but when they get the job, they have no equal.”

She maintained that women are very wicked and do not care much about what other people go through despite the fact that they are women.

At the same time, Rebecca Roberts, a resident of Brewerville said “not many women are elected during electoral period because they do not extend helping hands to the people they want to represent.

She claimed that women are selfish; as a result, when they take public offices they do not count those that vote them into power.

Meanwhile, giving the over view of the program, COPPWILL’s Vice President of Political Education and Training, Nuwoe Scott, said the engagement is to ensure that more women become representatives come 2018 (following the elections).

“We want to carry 99 percent of the women to the legislature come 2018 and to continue training those that will not make it to the House,” she said.

According to her, the initiative is to also sell female aspirants to the people and for the citizens themselves to create the platform for the aspirants, thus holding them accountable when elected.

She indicated that COPPWILL, at the end of the political process, will also hold these female aspirants accountable for everything they say to the people when they are elected.