In Kenema, the National Democratic Institute has ended a two-day training for the active involvement of women in politics, with participants drawn from Kailahun, Moyamba, Bo and Kenema districts.
According to the NDI programme assistant, Gabriel Kamanda, the training was to ensure greater participation of women in the forth-coming municipal and local council elections.
Female candidates of various political parties and independent candidates received skills on how to plan their campaign strategy to identify voters’ needs and develop adequate plans to take care of problems when they arrive.
They were also taught about the broader overview of the governance process at the local council level.
Mr. Kamanda called on female candidates to develop messages in the form of manifestos that will address the needs of the voting populace and equipped them in budget preparation and mobilization of financial and other resources to achieve their goal. He said the training was designed to help build Sierra Leone with women in the local councils.