Monrovia, Liberia – The 105th National Flag Day Orator has denounced the ‘unprecedented’ wave of societal vices mainly the raping of women, girls and children in Liberia.
Madam Mamensie Kabah said rape must not only be minimized, but also must be stopped as the lives and future of women and girls matter.
“Get your knees of rape and sexual gender-based violence off the necks of our girls, children and women in Liberia” she added.
The Assistant Gender Minister stated “As the flag waves, let those evil and heartless boys and men who rape our children, girls and women wave goodbye to those undesirable mindsets and attitudes of committing rape and other sexual gender-based violence,”.
Touching on the pending midterm senatorial election, the National Flag Day Orator reminded Liberians that no citizens’ ambition should be placed above the national interest, adding that no one should hold the country hostage or backward to satisfy his or her personal ambition.
“Liberia is far bigger than the ambition of a few persons who will participate in the elections in December,” she stated.
She called on all to put Liberia first. “Allow me to suggest that if there is none that we can really point to, then we need to mobilize around the spirit of UNITY” she added.
Madam Kabba suggested that Liberians needed unity more than ever before, nothing, “as we fight the deadly COVID 19 Pandemic, I believe that there is much more that unites us as Liberians than that which divides us.”
According to the Orator, if Liberians become united, they would draw up enough strength to work together to consolidate any progress they have accomplished and to build a more viable nation for future generations.
She wants Liberians to join President Weah’s well-placed efforts to widen the socioeconomic and political space that facilitates equal and increased participation of all Liberians, particularly girls and women, in decision making.
She then lauded the Liberian Leader for constituting a “Ministerial Task Force” on rape as well as the commitment made to nip rape in the bud.
Also speaking at the ceremony at the Ministerial Complex was Education Minister, D. Ansu Sonii who reaffirmed the government’s full commitment to bringing the menace under complete control.
Minister Sonii emphasized that the Government would go to every length of its strength to stamp out the sexual gender-based violence pandemic by giving perpetrators the harshest penalty possible under the law.