Source: Front Page Africa
Monrovia — Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly has commended members of the Liberian Senate for passing the Bill providing for Gender Parity in government.
The Gender Parity Bill, formerly known as Gender Equity Bill was passed by the Senate on February 25, 2014. A release from the Internal Affairs Ministry quotes Minister Dukuly as saying that this Bill is timely for the country and in the interest of promoting democracy and peace.
The Internal Affairs Minister called on Liberian women not to be contented with percentage accommodation, but to prepare for equity competition. Minister Dukuly Praises Senate For Passage Of Gender Parity Bill. In order to achieve this, he said, women must develop their skills and capacities to be more competitive in electoral politics.
Minister Dukuly said the Bill is consistent with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's agenda for the advancement of Liberian women and active involvement in the development of the country.
According to him, Minister Dukuly, they are working with their Gender Ministry counterpart to explore possibilities that will create a new cadre of Liberian women leaders who will rise to the challenges and perform diligently in all aspects of governance of the country.
The Internal Affairs Minister stressed a particular need for women to develop their debating and campaigning skills, so as to boldly face their male opponents, especially in electioneering and critical decision making.