MRU Salutes Ellen for Winning Mo Ibrahim leadership Prize

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The Mano River Union has congratulated Former President Ellen Johnson sirleaf for wining the most prestigious and converted Mo Ibrahim prize for leadership in
Africa.

In a press release issued on Friday from the MRU Secretariat in
Freetown Sierra Leone, the Secretary General Amb. Medina Wesseh,
expressed immense pride and joy in the selection of Africa’s first
woman elected president for this Continental Prize in good stewardship and leadership and for what the committee said Ellen Johnson sirleaf during her 12 years as President of Liberia, exemplified transformational leadership.

MRU is convinced that the Sub region of the four member states are
living testimonies of the veracity of transformation where the image
of region has positively changed itself into a region of peace and
general stability from the immediate distant past when the world saw
only chaos and insurrection. Under her watch the then Liberian
President made it a cornerstone of her foreign policy that no inch of
Liberian soil would ever again be used to cause instability in any of
its neighbors.

Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf not only ensured peace within
her country but when she chaired the MRU and beyond, encouraged
dialogue and discourse in the governance and development agenda of the member states toward regional integration.

The MRU believes that this award will not only help to strengthen the
democratic culture of governance and peace building but will be
highlighted in every country in the MRU to encourage all and most
especially women leaders to emulate the life and works of Former
President of Liberia.