Amnesty International Sierra Leone (AISL) has ended a three days National General Assembly meeting at the Pastoral centre in Bo, Southern region.
Addressing participants at the meeting the national general assembly preparatory committee chairman John Lisa explained the importance of the conference and cautioned all and sundry that nobody should be ashamed of expressing his or her views and that any contribution made would be important for the promotion of the organization. Giving an overview of the conference the section director of Amnesty International Sierra Leone Solomon Sogbadi said the national general assembly is a meeting that is held every two years since the existence of Amnesty International Sierra Leone adding that Amnesty International is not a money making organization but a voluntary organization that promote and protect the right of people in their respective countries.
The director condemned the perception of people that Amnesty International Sierra Leone is receiving fund from donors but that rather they are getting fund raised from their membership from the various groups in the country. He cautioned the participants not to vote on sentiment but to elect vibrant board
members who can challenge issues at the national secretariat for the promotion of the organization.
The conference climaxed with the election of national executive members. The position for the
International Council meeting delegate went to Madam Sylvia Catcher Bangura of the Southern region, Wilfred K.P. Bona a lecturer of the Eastern Polytechnic Kenema became the national general assembly
chairman and Umaru Elaija Mansaray became the alternate chairman. The position for the national treasurer went to Mohamed Kamara of the Northern region. The positions of the national council members went to Hassan Bawoh and Patricia Gaba of the eastern region. J.A. Kpakiwa and Esther Mansaray of the Southern region. Susan Conteh and A.B.M. Vandi of the Northern region and Patrick Massaquoi and Nabieu Vandi a legal luminary of the Western area. Meaningful contributions were made by Joseph Philip Saffa Bangura superintendent of the Bo western division, madam Alice Jeneba Koroma regional gender officer Southern region and Tom Sandi assistant regional human right officer in the Southern region among others
By: Saffa Moriba