At the program, Sirleaf and Gbowee embraced each other and described the moment as “historic”, promising to work together. Sirleaf said her presence at the program was to show to the world that she and Gbowee have smoked peace pipe. Sirleaf acknowledged the role played by Gbowee during the peak of the country’s 14-year civil war in which she championed peace through the Gbowee Peace Foundation, which Sirleaf said, paved the way for her presidency in 2005. Gbowee and the women of Liberia laid the foundation for peace before my election as president of Liberia,” Sirleaf said. Gbowee said they recruiting women for the mass action, especially unemployed women who were bereaved from the civil war.
Source: Front Page Africa March 08, 2021 07:41 UTC