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|Published on January 26, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
When the United Nations declaration on human rights gave rise to women's rights and gender equity in the world, little did countries around the world especially Africa knows that this declaration was the beginning of the dawn of a new day for Liberian women.
Howbeit, Liberian women have over the years been kept in the back seat especially as it relates to their participation in national politics and economic development.
Liberian women most of whom could not read and write for the past several decades but were seen as mere housewives or middle level business women, whilst their male counterparts had dominantly taken lead in national affairs.
But today, this trend is completely different and has brought about a change in Liberia. The Johnson-Sirleaf-led administration which is under uncompromising recognition to women's participation not only in Government but mainly in private sector initiatives as a means of allowing their emancipation to stay alive.
Madam Kuku Jallah is a female Liberian business woman who spent most of her life in trying to seek education as a catalyst for her involvement in national affairs. She is one that has answered to the clarion call by President Sirleaf that Liberians in the Diaspora to come home and contribute their quota towards peace, reconciliation, reunification and reconstruction of our war ravaged country.
Ms. Jallah returned home with a renewed vigor to positively undertake a motherly task for economic development in post war Liberia, thereby opening several businesses.
On the Sinkor Old Road in the Joe Bar community, with over 5000 inhabitants, business woman Kuku Jallah was spotted to be a lady of substance as she is one of those who is not only contributing toward revenue generation for government, but has also provided job opportunities for several Liberians as her contribution to President Sirleafs call.
“Kuku Nest” an exquisite Bar and Restaurant ideally situated on the V.P Road, Sinkor, is one business center that is cherished for social recreation in the country.
Ms. Jallah who is proprietor and Managing Director said, she has offered social services to hundreds of Liberians and foreign friends alike almost on a daily basis to entertain customers who visit her center for comfort and satisfaction.
“Perhaps this is just the beginning of our business debut since our return to mama Liberia” she told our business reporter this week in an exclusive interview at her business office in Sinkor.