In Sierra Leone’s northern city of Makeni women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but councillor Rosalyn Kamara has however disclosed that women marginalization is gradually coming to end [in Makeni city].
Addressing nine Norwegians youth politicians, who paid a courtesy call on the city’s new hall, councillor Kamara said, “for marginalization to end it’s going to take time it is a process and the process is on going.”
She explained that before women marital status was an instrument of marginalization as their husbands would not allow them to partake in governance issues, but however added that this was gradually changing.
“Even though some of our husbands are not supportive,” she explained, “women can now been seen being active in politics.”
Councillor Kamara averred that there was tunnel at the end of the tunnel for women as women were now actively involved in local government issues.
Highlighting the problems of the council, councillor Alhaji Bai Lama Munu explained that tax evasion was posing a serious problem for the metropolis, which according to him “has adverse effect on our development strides.”
“The subversions received from government are pittance,” the councillor said.