The 50-50 Group has held a consultative meeting with the media, civil society, women groups and stakeholders at the Amuluma Women Centre in Kailahun.
In her opening statement, Madam Fatmata Sannoh of the 50-50 said the group was set up to see that women across the country were side by side with their husbands in terms of development.
She added that, “gone are those days when women were taken as property of the house and were restricted to the kitchen”. She cited the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections, saying that her group was on her feet across the nation in sensitizing and campaigning to their colleagues to come out in their numbers to join the political race in order to achieve the 30% representative in the house of parliament.
Madam Fatmata Sannoh stressed that her visit to Kailahun “is to continue talking to my colleagues in the district and the country at large to come out with no hesitation this time round now that the local council elections are on their way”.
She appealed to women in the district to come out as long as their communities trust them.
On behalf of the 50-50 group, she assured every woman of its moral support, and asked the stakeholders to give their supports to the women this time around in order to see development prevail in their councils.
A traditional ruler, Chief Saffa Sesay Samanyaday of Luawa chiefdom, said they as stakeholders were prepared to give their maximum support to their women as “women are partners in development”.