President for the Sierra Leone Police wives association, Hawa Angela Sovula highlighted some of the gains the association has made under her leadership, including but not limited to the training of 250 physically challenged students into the construction, mechanical solar installation, catering and tailoring to fit into the job market.
She added that they are currently offering free adult education, in support of the Free Quality Education program.
Within the last few months, she continued that they have provided water facility in Kabala, Kailahun, hill top which is a mountain division and Lunsar.
“For the First time in the history of the police wives association, we have established relationship with a foreign country, the Nigerian police officers wives association” she noted.
She thanked the First Lady for always standing by them in providing her unflinching support both with her presence and raising funds for their projects to empower women and girls in the police barracks.
First Lady Madam Fatima Maada Bio, congratulates all the mammy queens and their deputies for putting together such an auspicious event, adding that she is proud to be a part of the occasion seeing enthusiastic women taking up leadership positions to represent their people.
She encouraged the mammy queens and deputies to be submissive to their husbands and support them irrespective of the new titles they have been given.
Madam First Lady recognized the hard work of the former president of the police wives Mrs Moigbe, whom she started doing projects with for the police wives such as the construction of the police wives training center, before the current took over.
Her Excellency made a commitment on behalf of herself and the JMB wing to provide two hundred million leones yearly for the completion of the projects they are currently working on, emphasizing that they will continue to support the association annually as long as they come up with projects that will benefit young women and girls in their respective barracks.
As the champion for water and sanitation in Africa, First Lady pledged to support them with more water and toilet facilities, as Sierra Leone will be amongst the first countries the United Nations will be implementing the water and sanitation projects in Africa.
The Inspector General of police, Ambrose Sovula entreat the newly crowned mammy queens to use the authority entrusted in them by the people judiciously in maintaining discipline and bringing development to their barracks, while cautioning them to not usurp their powers by taking the law into their hands on critical issues like criminal issues, but rather report to the police.
Giving a testimony of the work the president through the association has been doing for girls, a current pupil of the tailoring department at the police wives vocational training institute kingdom, Marian Sarah Kargbo explained how her life has changed through the intervention of the vocational institute, as now she can cut and design any fabric and has become self reliant because of the investment made by the association in her life and her other colleagues who are qualified caterers, contractors and solar operators.
She expresses her heartfelt appreciation to Mrs Sovula and the First Lady.
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