VP Howard-Taylor Receives International Award For Integrity In Public Service

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The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Chief Dr Jewel Howard-Taylor, has received a Certificate of Honor for Integrity in Public Service at the 2021 Africa Advancement Forum, held on August 20, 2021, in Accra, Ghana.

   The Forum indicated that Vice President Taylor has distinguished herself for more than 20 years in public service as a woman of integrity and honesty.

   The group asserted that the Vice President has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities for the Advancement of Africa, and continues to create pathways for future generations.

   Serving as Keynote Speaker at the forum, the Vice President proffered that “the Africa we deserve is possible”.

   She called for Africans to muster the political will to see beyond the “I, me, and myself mentality and embrace the mentality of us”.

   The Vice President argued that there is no better time than now to discuss the long-sought African dream, given the continent’s daunting challenges amid the devastating effects of the COVID 19 global pandemic.

   She lamented that Africa is poised to have the world’s youthful population in the next few decades, but this generation of young people remains disappointed and can no longer wait.

   Vice President Howard-Taylor intimated that the destiny of Africans is shared. “We must grasp the understanding that we rise and fall together,” she observed.

   She called on Africa to unite and become the World’s last economic frontier zone, and utilize the remaining 40% of the World’s natural and human resources for industrialization and sustained economic growth and development.

   The Vice President concluded that the actualization of the “Africa we deserve” will require the provision of equal opportunity and representation of women at all levels of society, and the provision of educational, innovation skills and training for the youth of Africa.

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