By Foday Moriba Conteh
In a new development, female employees of one of the leading mobile telecoms company in Sierra Leone, Orange-SL, on Monday 2nd December 2019 elected Madam Makalay Sesay as President of the Orange Sierra Leone Women’s Organization to mann the affairs of women within the organization.
Speaking to Mabel Mason, PRO of the organization, she said the formation of the Orange Sierra Leone Women Organization is aimed at enhancing women’s empowerment and fostering positive development amongst women in the company. She maintained that the new administration will work towards strengthening a more cordial and friendly relationship wherein all female staff members will have a voice on issues affecting their wellbeing in the company. The organization’s main focus will be to champion issues affecting women and seeks to find a common ground to address challenges they face on a daily basis.
Makalay Sesay was elected alongside other Executive members such as Mujama Karimu, Vice President, Sadiatu Njai, Secretary General, Mabel Mason PRO, Augusta Ngobeh Assistant PRO, Elizabeth Walker Assistant Secretary General, Morjama Banya Financial Secretary, Jaratta Ibrahim Whip.
Orange Sierra Leone remains committed to not only providing the best mobile telecoms services with the widest network coverage, but also delights in championing women’s empowerment. The company happens to be the only telecommunications service provider with a female CEO that is very much passionate about women’s issues in general.
Orange Mobile Company has been seen in recent times championing the causes of women in the society. The company, amongst other things, has recently concluded the distribution of hygiene packs to female girls in 20 secondary schools in Freetown as material support towards the Government’s free quality education project, supported the thinking pink breast cancer foundation, provided start-ups to M-Women to name but a few.
With the new Executive in place, women of this noble institution are optimistic to see this group of formidable women leaders committed to championing the realization of women’s empowerment and equality for all.