Miss Wokie Dolo who represented Liberia at the recent Miss Africa Beauty Pageant and came first rounder up, is poised to contest for the Miss World title, which she says runs from October 15 – November 18, 2017.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Miss Dolo notes that said since she was crowned “Miss Liberia”, she has been involved with many activities with the help of her boss and her manager, but laments that her office lacks budgetary allotment and there has been no financing by the Government of Liberia for any work she does.
“I represented Liberia at Miss Africa on my own, there was no help from the Government, except some individuals, whom I begged for help. Winning is togetherness, whatever crown I win out there is for the country, I’m just an individual but when I win a crown, Liberia as a country carries the glory”, Miss Dolo expresses.
He says that she needs US$35,000 to participate in the upcoming Miss World competition, noting that Liberia has not been represented in international pageant for about five years, and she just participated in one and is about to participate in the biggest one in October.
She calls on the Government of Liberia, citizens of Liberia and other stakeholders for support as she contests in the upcoming Miss World. Dolo reiterates that the Government of Liberia has never been supportive since she won the crown, saying that she visited six countries as an Ambassador for young people and has been working since the beginning of this year.
According to her, she believes in youth empowerment and being an Ambassador for young people in Liberia, she needs empowerment to carry on her work in the interest of young people.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne