UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME NEW RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON FIRST LADY.
The new resident representative of United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone Dr Pa Lamin Beyai paid a courtesy call on H. E. Fatima Maada Bio on Wednesday 17th March.
Dr. Beyai said he has witnessed first hand the impact the First Lady has on the children and women of Sierra Leone. Based on the positive feedback he has received , he wants to officially discuss ways UNDP can work directly with the Office of the First Lady.
Her Excellency was quite appreciative, stating that her work is to assist the government in every way possible in producing positive results in changing the attitudes of our people towards Sexual and Gender based violence amongst other things. She briefly touched on some on going projects including the Free Sanitary Pads initiative and the construction of the 100 bed hospital at 34 Military hospital. First Lady says her aim is not only to work with women and children, but to inspire individuals and organisations to take responsibility to develop the country.
Dr. Beyai says though the meeting was introductory, UNDP is ready to operationalise projects they agree on. First Lady said her office is looking forward to a fruitful working relationship.
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