The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL) has congratulated Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor on her impressive victory as the first female Vice President Elect of Liberia in the just ended runoff presidential election.
FeJAL says it is convinced that Sen. Howard-Taylor will continue to work for the good of the people of our country especially serving as a role model for women and girls as she takes on the task as the First Female President of the Liberian Senate.
“FeJAL sincerely congratulates Madam Howard-Taylor and wish that she discharges the duties of her new positions and portfolios with caution and integrity” FeJAL said in a statement issued Monday.
The Association said it is extremely confident that the trust placed in this astute public servant by the people of Liberia will inspire her to continue the efforts in promoting the rights of women and girls as well as contributing to their empowerment thus sustaining the gains made under the leadership of the first female President of Liberia and in Africa, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
It also noted that Senator Howard-Taylor’s preferment at such position of the country’s leadership indicates that women and girls continue to have significant roles in our growing democracy and we are assured that her performance and influence will further encourage women’s involvement in a worthwhile political sphere of our country.
The females journaists body admited that Sen. Howard-Taylor’s journey has been an inspiring and amazing one counting from being a First Lady of Liberia, to a senior Senator of Bong County, a post she re-contested and won as the only female amongst the male contenders and now the first female Vice President elect of the Republic of Liberia; this is something the Association sees as an inspiration and motivation for women and girls in the country.