Sierra Leone News: Rousing Welcome for Fatima Bio in Liberia

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First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Bio has met with a cross section of Sierra Leoneans at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia.

In a well-attended meeting, the First Lady after honoring the invitation of the First Lady of Liberia, Mrs. Clar Marie Weah to grace the launch of the “She’s You” movement, conveyed the greetings of President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio to his citizens. She expressed her delight over the warm welcome that was accorded her on her arrival at the Roberts International Airport in Liberia.

First Lady Mrs. Fatima Bio used the occasion to update her citizens in Liberia of the ongoing development works in her country, which included the Free Quality Education and Free Medical Facility for School Children. She added that President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio is working very hard to build the nation and that Sierra Leoneans have once more gained respect in the eyes of international community.

She concluded by expressing her concerns in the way girls and women are being molested with no justice, the reason she as the Mother of the Nation has stood her ground to see that rape and child marriage are totally eradicated in the country.

His Excellency Ambassador Eddie S. Massally thanked and appreciated Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Bio for the visit, adding that his mission in Liberia is not limited to protecting SLPP supporters but all Sierra Leoneans. He added that it’s timely for the Sierra Leone Community in Liberia to conduct their elections and that once that is done they would have a formidable Executive, and the Embassy will provide an office space within its premises for them.

In addendum, Deputy Ambassador Joseph M.  Hazeley explained that the relationship between the Embassy and the community has been a cordial one.

In the presence of the Resident Ambassador, H E Eddie S. Massally expressed their challenges and issues they are faced with and requested the First Lady to convey their messages to His Excellency President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio.

Some of the issues were women empowerment, schools for Sierra Leoneans in Liberia and a bus that will ply the route from Monrovia and Freetown.

Mrs. Fatima Bio in a short statement encouraged the Liberians to join Her Excellency Mrs. Clar Weah in her drive to fight for disadvantaged women and girls.

Mrs. Fatima Bio is one of the most vibrant hardworking First Ladies of our time and a global leader in the fight against rape and sexual abuse against women and girls.

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