MONROVIA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021, WTVNEWS LIBERIA: Liberia’s Vice President, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor has been inducted into the Africa Leadership Magazine Hall of Fame.
This induction, according to the Africa Leadership magazine, is the highest cadre of membership of the prestigious African Leadership Council.
A release from the Office of the Vice President said Madam Vice President was inducted on the basis of her prolonged advocacy for quality education across Africa, women empowerment, gender equality, and respect for human rights.
The Organizers further indicated that Vice President Howard-Taylor’s inclusion is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the enthronement of peace, good governance, and democratic principles in Liberia and Africa at large. The virtually ceremony took place on September 17, 2021.
As a member of the Hall of Fame, Liberia’s first female Vice President shall enjoy the special privilege to deliberate annually on the progress and future of the African continent, feature on the Magazine covers leading Africa’s publications and have access to other key policy or business leaders across the African continent.
Following her induction, VP Howard-Taylor joined Former President of Liberia, H. E. Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf, Former President of Nigeria,
H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, Former President of Sierra Leone, H.E. Ernest Bai Kromah, Former President of Namibia , H.E. Hage Geingob, Former President of Ghana, H.E. John Kufour,
President of the African Development Bank,
H.E. Akinwumi Adesina, Founder of the Mo Ibrahim foundation Dr. Mo Ibrahim, amongst others.
In response to the elevation of her stature on the African continent, Madam Vice President intimated that she is humbled by the Magazine’s decision and sees her inclusion as a new opportunity to continue to work as one of Africa’s best female leaders in the current dispensation, and will remain a positive role model for others, especially females.
In addressing the PATHWAYS to AFRICA ECONOMIC GROWTH, Vice President Howard-Taylor called for increased collaboration amongst African States in the areas of trade, industrialization, green energy, and infrastructure development. She also highlighted the implementation of the African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a driving force that can spur economic growth.
Madam Vice President further argued that if Africa will experience economic growth; the continent should choose a path of promoting peace and stability, respect for the rule of law, good governance, eliminate corruption, strengthen judicial bodies, develop human capital, and muster the POLITICAL WILL to take decisions and affirmative actions which support economic development.
The Africa Leadership Magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, which publishes stories and analyses of people and events in and out of Africa. It is an international platform that brings together the best minds across the African continent, to promote good governance and economic development.