MP launches Consider Lane Women’s Development project
Freetown, June (SLENA) – As part of a move to bring women together through self-help initiatives, the Member of Parliament for Constituency 097, Hon. Ibrahim Nox Sankoh last Saturday launched the Consider Lane Women’s Development Union which impressive event took place at the Khulaifai Rashideen Primary School in Wellington.
Formally launching the union, Hon. Ibrahim Nox Sankoh said following the November 17, 2012 elections, he decided to embark on a ‘thank-you-tour’ of his constituency to be able to decide which areas needed urgent attention.
He said it was during the tour that he decided to form a women’s organization within the constituency with the objective of bringing them together to help one another.
“As the brain behind the formation of this union, my desire is to foster unity within the constituency,” he said.
Speaking further the MP said the new union covers the Consider Lane community, Celtel Pole and Sayenoh areas.
Adding her voice at the launching, the Chairlady of the union, Madam Salamatu Sesay said the women in that part of the constituency decided to come together to address the deplorable state of affairs in the, particularly the road leading the Consider Lane community.
Madam Sesay further lamented the condition of women in that community, many of who she said had lost their husbands during the war. “A good number of them now depend on gardening for their livelihood,” she said, adding that most of their children no longer go to school as a result of the war.
Director of Finance at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Mr. Munir Kuyateh, lauded the effort of President Koroma and the APC party, which he said are always ready to promote the interest of women in this country.
Other community groups present at the launching included Why Women for Suffer, Loko Town Women’s Organization and Concerned Women.
Other community elders also spoke at the ceremony.
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