Major political transitions present an opportunity to advance democratic reforms. Following political transitions, civil society activists sometimes have the opportunity to join government and advance reform from within. The purpose of the podcasts is to share the experiences of those civil society … read more
Samuel Kofi Woods, II discusses the importance of consultations when deciding to enter government and while serving as a Minister. He highlights successful strategies he used as Minister to push for reforms and remain accountable to the citizens.
He joined the Liberian government in 2006 as the Minister of Labor. He served as the Minister of Labor until he became the Minister of Public Works in 2009. He was appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after the democratic transition.
*The song “Get Involved,” was created and produced by the Music as a Messenger for Democracy working group.
**The views expressed in this post represent the opinions and analysis of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect those of the World Movement for Democracy or its staff.
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