Some members of the Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSAL) met with Mahmoud Ezzat, the Egyptian ambassador to Sierra Leone, yesterday at his Wilkinson Road office in Freetown.
Briefing the ambassador about the organization Mariama Sesay, WIMSAL‘s president, said the organization was a young group which was formed by female journalists so that they could contribute to the country’s development.
She added that, “WIMSAL aims at promoting the ideals of female journalists to become responsible journalists in future”, adding that the role of female journalists in any country should not be underestimated.
The president explained that WIMSAL’s meeting with Mr Ezzat was to explore the possibility of training programmes in Egyptian institutions.
She outlined the constraints and challenges which the organization was currently facing and also called on other female journalists to come on board.
In response, the ambassador expressed appreciation to WIMSAL for the visits.
He said, “I believe in African women who have been trying to be by the sides of men for the development of the country and the world”.
“I know the role which African women play in the life of Africa,” he noted, adding that to bring female journalists together was a good idea.
He promised to take care of the organization and help as much as possible.
A similar visit was also made to the country director of Talking Drum, Ambrose James.