The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Africa Leadership Magazine. The virtual ceremony took place on September 17, 2021.
This introduction is the highest cadre of members of the prestigious African Leadership Council, according to Africa Leadership Magazine. The Vice-President was inducted for her longstanding advocacy of quality education across Africa, women’s empowerment, gender equality and respect for human rights. The organizers also noted that the acceptance of Vice-President Howard-Taylor is in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the enthronement of peace, good governance and democratic principles in Liberia and Africa as a whole.
As a member of the Hall of Fame, the first female Vice President of Liberia has the special privilege of annually advising on the progress and future of the African continent, appearing on the front pages of the magazine of leading African publications and having access to other important politicians or business leaders the entire African continent. After their introduction, VP Howard-Taylor joined HE Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Former President of Liberia), HE Goodluck Jonathan (Former President of Nigeria), HE Ernest Bai Kromah (Former President of Sierra Leone), HE Hage Geingob (Former President of Namibia), HE John Kufour (former President of Ghana), HE Akinwumi Adesina (President of the African Development Bank), Dr. Mo Ibrahim (founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation).
In response to raising her status in the continent of Africa, Ms. Vice President hinted that she humbled the magazine’s decision and sees her inclusion as a new opportunity to continue serving as one of Africa’s top women leaders in the current dispensation, and will be one remain a positive MODEL for others, especially women. Vice-President Howard-Taylor called for greater cooperation between African countries in the areas of trade, industrialization, green energy and infrastructure development in order to address the ROUTES TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH. She also highlighted the implementation of the Free Trade Area of ââthe African Continent (AfCFTA) as a driving force that can boost economic growth. The Vice-President went on to argue that if Africa experiences economic growth, the continent will find a way of promoting peace and stability, respecting the rule of law, good governance, eradicating corruption, strengthening judicial authorities, developing and raising human capital POLITICAL WILL to make decisions and positive action that support economic development.
Africa Leadership Magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) limited, which publishes stories and analysis of people and events in and outside Africa. It is an international platform that brings together the best minds on the African continent to promote good governance and economic development.