Montserrado County District #6 Representative Aspirant, Melton Yoko, says women in Liberia are totally living in fear because the culture of impurity has been fully accepted in the country.
According to Mr. Yoko, men are constantly abusing women on a daily basis without going through punishment; something he described as being dangerous for women in Liberia.
He said men have found pleasure in raping women, sexually harassing them, and suppressing them due to the culture of impurity in Liberia.
Mr. Yoko is also challenging women to not allow men to look down on them while urging the security apparatus in Liberia to establish tougher punishment for the perpetrators involved.
Mr. Yoko spoke to journalists minutes after addressing several under age children on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Paynesville City outside the nation’s capital of Monrovia.
“Even in the various homes men take advantage of women without thinking that they are human. We have to bring an end to all these negative things against our women,” Mr. Yoko said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Melton Yoko is also using sports and education in preparing young people in Montserrado County and its environs.
According to him, sports is a tool of unifiers, something he said is necessary for bringing all people together, not just young people.
“We need to create more sporting programs for our kids. Sports and education will help minimize the rate of disadvantage youth in the streets,” he noted.
“You will find that most of the young people in Liberia are taking drugs, because of locked of opportunities for them and the government is not doing much to fight drugs in the country,” he alleged.
“We need to create more programs for our youths if we are to see them doing positive things in the future,” he acknowledged.