VP Taylor Meets Kigali City Officials To Build Ties
Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has held talks with officials of the City of Kigali in Rwanda with the aim of engendering sisterly relationships.
According to a dispatch, the ties will see Monrovia, Paynesville and Gbarnga City Mayors emulate strategies used to make Kigali the cleanest city in Africa in order to replicate them in their cities.
Speaking during the meeting, the Liberian Vice President added that Rwanda has shown that all things are possible if Liberians work together for the good of the country and respective communities.According to Madam Taylor, when this is done, the City Mayors of Monrovia, Paynesville and Gbarnga can model best practices that led to Kigali hitting the historic milestone of being the cleanest city.
As a means of pushing for Liberia’s representation on the global stage in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), VP Taylor held talks with officials of the SDG office in Rwanda with the aim for the global development agency to be present in Monrovia by opening an office on the West Coast.
Meanwhile, the Liberian Vice President has participated in the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in Kigali, Rwanda where she informed her audience about the significant role women continue to play in the forward march of the continent and the world at-large.
The WPL forum coincided with the holding of the 2018 Mo Ibrahim Governance award presented to former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Kigali.
The WPL seeks to advance society by increasing the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions.
As the only forum reaching out to all female political leaders on an international level, WPL endeavors to find ways to address global challenges by using the collective strength and ability of women in positions of political leadership across the world.
The occasion, according to a dispatch, offered participants the opportunity for a select group of female decision-makers to interact and to exchange on best practice and knowledge of political decision-making.
Vice President Taylor encouraged women across the globe, who succeeded in beating the hurdles, that usually beset women, to make the ultimate sacrifice to show high level of integrity and selflessness.