Liberia’s all time musical icon, Miatta Fanhbulleh, petitioned Sunday, 20 July in Bentol, Montserrado County to contest for the senate has told supporters and well-wishers that her acceptance to join the race against George Weah and Robert Sirleaf, son of President Sirleaf, is to cause noise for things to happen.
According to Madam Fahnbulleh, it’s time that the people of Montserrado County not only Monrovia enjoy direct representation, adding that she’s tired of advocating for development for the county through her music and on radio stations, calling for the right things to be done, but yet still not much was being done.
The veteran Liberian musician was petitioned for the senate by cross section of women from Montserrado. She noted that some of those women who were elected by strong Liberian women to represent their interest have let them down but promised that she was entering the senatorial race to advocate for the rights of women and children.
Madam Angie Koude Togba, who presented the petition, told citizens that converged to await the arrival of Miatta that her coming into the race has inspired hope in a people disillusioned by the dismal performance of the established political structures. Madam Togba said the aspirant has come with an ever increasing passion to serve a people in search of a leader to articulate their views and challenge the status quo in providing the necessary agenda for socio-economic development.
“The evidence of her outstanding services to humanity abounds. She had used her musical career to respond to the needs of people not only at home but in many parts of Africa and the world. During years of war in Liberia and Sierra Leone, Aunty Miatta performed throughout the US, raising awareness not only about the tragic situation in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone, but also the suffering of all of Africa’s war scarred children.
She raised thousands of dollars for many Africa and Diaspora charities, religious and non-profit organizations worldwide. In Africa, Europe and America, she is embraced and respected as an artist of integrity and sought out as a speaker for the burning issue of our times, touching children, human right and women’s equality,” she recounted.
According to her, Madam Fahnbulleh further demonstrated her passion for societal advancement by the establishment of an educational program which provides opportunities for quality education to less fortunate girls and boys, noting that the musical icon also works with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as an anti-maternal mortality ambassador, a role in which she has scored impressive success within a relatively short period of time.