Cross section of members from Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSAL) yesterday met with the Nigerian High Commissioner Godson O Echegile at his Siaka Stevens Street Office in Freetown.
Making her statement, President of WIMSAL, Mariama Sesay gave a brief background of how the organization was formed barely a year ago.
She added that the organization was formed to enhance the standard of female practitioners to discharge their functions professionally, adding that “we also hope to change the negative perception of the public about female Journalists”.
WIMSAL President further stated that WIMSAL also exist to nurture constructive relationships with key stakeholders in society, in order to hold government accountable for its actions.
As an emerging organization, Mariama Sesay disclosed that, the challenges are enormous, especially in building the capacity of our members.
In response, the High Commissioner expressed thanks and appreciation to the organization for the visit and gave his country support to the country.
Chief Echegile further thanked WIMSAL for their effort of bringing together female practitioners to make the difference in the field of Journalism.
He disclosed that his country has sent in lecturers from Nigeria who are lecturing in our universities.
Sarah Bom Kapr Kamara also expressed appreciation of what the government of Nigeria has done in Sierra Leone by sending lecturers to our university.
She added that, WIMSAL is striving to build the capacity of female Journalists in the country.
The Public Relations Officer Princess Gipson gave a brief background of the organization and introduced members who were present.
By Abibatu Kamara