The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFPD) Deputy Minister for Administration Hon. Rebecca McGill has been honored with National Feminist Leadership Award. The Girls Education and Empowerment Initiative (GEEI) presented the Award on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
Presenting the award certificate to Hon. McGill at her Finance Ministry’s office on Broad Street, the GEEI’s Executive Director, Gwendolyn Dabah Wilson, said that the National Feminist Leadership Award (NFLA) was developed by the organization to recognize females who have exhibited exemplary character and remarkable leadership qualities.
“What set you apart from other candidates in selecting you as the recipient of this award was your ability to take charge of stressful situations, as well as the innovative, accountable and transparent management skills you’ve demonstrated here at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning”, GEEI’s Executive Director, Gwendolyn Dabah Wilson disclosed during the ceremony.
She added that based on the work of Hon. McGill, the feminist group thought it worthy to award her as an outstanding female who serves as an inspiration to young women across the country.
In her remarks after receiving the certificate of honor, Deputy Minister McGill said she was humbled and honored by the recognition.
She conveyed profound appreciations to H.E. President George M. Weah for the opportunity given her to serve the country and contribute to his government’s efforts aimed at improving the livelihood of the people and development of the country through the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. She said the post offered her by the President provided a platform for her to prove her professional competency and integrity in the discharge of her public responsibility.
Also, Deputy Minister Rebecca McGill showered warm words of gratitude on Finance and Development Planning Minister Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. for the cordiality and excellent team spirit he has exhibited as leader of MFDP’s Senior Management Team and expressed thanks to him for the opportunity to serve as a member of his team.
Hon. McGill then dedicated the award to her staff and saluted their professionalism and dedication to duty.
The Girls Education and Empowerment Initiative, established in 2015, is a registered non-profit and non-political organization that focuses on providing educational opportunities for girls from deprived communities and empowering them to step up as leaders of changed in Liberia. The organization provides mentorship to young girls, supports girls entrepreneurship, conducts awareness against teenage pregnancy, provides scholarship opportunities for disadvantaged girls, conducts a program against sexual and gender-based violence, among other programs intended to rehabilitate, empower, inspire and reshape the focus of girls into being productive citizens and future leaders.