Upper Bambara Peace Mothers Empowered

Lilian Morsay addresses Peace mothers

Lilian addresses Peace Mothers

On Tuesday June 17, 2014, in continuation of its support to Peace Mothers in the country, Fambul Tok International-Sierra Leone donated a brand new rice mill and officially opened the Peace Mothers information kiosk in Siama village, Bambara section, Upper Bambara chiefdom, Kailahun district.

In a brief but very impressive relinquishing ceremonies, Fambul Tok Program Officer, Lilian Morsay underscored the importance of women working together to develop their communities. She said the handing over of the rice mill and kiosk was as a result of Peace Mothers’ hard work and commitment, adding that Fambul Tok operates in five of the six sections in the chiefdom.

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Program Officer hands over machine to Peace Mothers in Siama

Morsay encouraged women to continue to work in the spirit of unity and development. She cautioned them to make good use of the items. Morsay went on to disclose important documents made available at the kiosk, such as the three gender acts and child rights act, local government act, and other reading materials, calling on the whole chiefdom to make use of the kiosk.

The Program Officer also said the machine is not only for Bambara section. She stated other sections would have access to it, requesting for the formation of a special committee to oversee the day to day function of the machine.

Chairlady of the Peace Mothers in Bambara section, Agnes Fatorma, could not hold back her tears as she burst into jubilation for Fambul Tok and its partners for empowering  women in the country.

inside view of the information kiosk

Inside view of the information kiosk

Town chief of Siama, Musa Moiforay, also cautioned women to take great care of the items. The occasion was concluded with a traditional dance.

 

About Solomon Yarjoh

Solomon Yarjoh is the Communications Director for the Fambul Tok program in Sierra Leone.
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