Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has named good governance as a pillar of equality, participation, and protection of citizens.
Speaking as a Guest during the 29th-anniversary celebration of the Concorde Times News Paper in Freetown Town, Sierra Leone, Madam Sirleaf also stressed the need for the protection of Women and Children against sexual and gender-based violence.
Madam Sirleaf further that those who serve in public institutions and enact public policies have a greater responsibility to ensure that those in the private sector are equally assured of a digital and business-friendly environment.
She said leaders are charged with the responsibility to provide an environment for an opportunity in education both academic and technical, stressing that for a nation to progress, it must focus on digital technology thereby empowering every sector of society.
Madam Sirleaf encouraged journalists to stress that they are key stakeholders in National development as their work stands to define the level in terms of a nation’s progress.
The 29th-anniversary celebration of the Concorde Times News Paper was celebrated under the theme: The People, Good governance and Post-Covid-19 inclusive recovery.