Written by: Jay U Boye
Liberia’s Golden Image award was once again held on Thursday, July 21st at the Monrovia City Hall. In attendance was the President of the Republic of Liberia Dr. George M. Weah, the Ambassador of the United States of America, Michael A. McCarthy, special delegate from Germany and a large number of the Liberian government officials.
“The Golden Image Award (GIA) is the brainchild of Ambassador Juli Endee, Liberia’s Culture Ambassador and Executive Director of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP). The Award is premised on two (2) key rationales: to support the Government of Liberia through innovative activities, to rebuild Liberia’s image after 14-years of devastating civil crisis; and to honor and recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the peace process in Liberia and/or those who have significantly impacted their communities, the lives of other people, but where such contributions have gone unnoticed.”
It was a beautiful event, but what stood out and will remain a memorable and unforgettable moment was when Madam Emma Metieh Glassco, Director General of the National Fishery and Aquaculture Agency was called up to be honored with the Golden Image award for her Excellence in Leadership.
She was the light that was being shown on women to be given opportunity to occupy the role of leadership in our World and our country. As a woman in our today’s World, she was able to take almost a non-existent government institution from basically no where to a lucrative government institution that is now helping the government the Liberian economy greatly and providing jobs for young people.
Madam Emma Metieh Glassco is a beacon of hope for young people, most especially young Liberian women. They now see a future and they can dream freely knowing that there’s a place for them at the table of decision making for our country and our World. She took on the leadership role and hasn’t disappointed them. Now with her commitment and tireless efforts to serving her country, more women have got the chance to take on leadership role in Liberia.