Former Ugandan Minister of Ethics and Integrity and also former member of the Pan- African Parliament Hon. Dr Miria Matembe yesterday at the Kimbima Hotel in Freetown urged women to work as a team and appreciate the problems women face.
She disclosed that they have met with President Koroma who asked them to lobby the Parliamentarians to support the quota system during the constitutional reform process.
Dr Matembe said she urged President Koroma to encourage women to continue involving in political life by appointing more women to high- level leadership positions.
The former minister encouraged women to increase their participation in politics and take part in decision making at low and national level.
She maintained that the participation of women in politics is not for their own benefit but for the benefit of the whole country.
Hon Matembe pointed out that, the Club of Madrid is an organisation dedicated to promoting democratic development and defending democracy as a universal value of singular importance.
The former President of Cape Verde Antonio Monteiro who is also a member of the Club of Madrid said that his Club is an independent organisation dedicated to strengthening democracy around the world by drawing on the unique experience and resources of its 70 democratic former heads of state and government in partnership with other organizations and government that share its democratic principles of promoting goals.
He added that the Club of Madrid provides peer to peer counseling, strategic support and technical advice to leaders and institutions working towards democratic transition and consolidation.
Past President of 50/50 Abator Thomas said that her organization along with other women groups are raising a 200 million Leones solidarity fund to help support women candidates for the upcoming local council elections.