Armed Forces Wives President embark on nationwide tour
News Date: 22nd March 2011
The President of the Armed Forces Wives Cooperative Society, Mrs. Jane Koroma together with a cross section of her executive, has embarked on a familiarization tour of Brigade and Battalion Headquarters of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF).
Recently, Mrs. Koroma and her delegation visited the Armed Forces Training Centre at Benguema Barracks, 11 Battalion in Kambia, 12 Battalion in Kabala, 4 Brigade and 4 Battalion respectively at Teko Barracks, Makeni
The purpose of the tour is to familiarize with unit executives, share ideas, identify and forge ahead with developmental programmes.
At Benguema Barracks, the newly-elected Mammy Queen, Mrs. Fudia Momoh, was inaugurated. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mrs. Koroma admonished the newly elected Mammy Queen to work in concert with members of her executive. She entreated members at Benguema Barracks to work as a team and be supportive to their executive.
In her statement, Mrs. Momoh assured the national president and her executive of not only her support, but that of her local executive and the entire membership at Benguema barracks. At Kambia, Mrs. Koroma and her delegation met with the Sierra Leone Police Local Unit Commander, Superintendent Dassama and a cross section of female Police Officers at their Headquarters. In another development, the delegation also paid a courtesy call on the Guinean Armed Forces Commander at Pamlap.
Among concerns raised atl the meetings in Kambia, Kabala and Makeni, were safe and affordable drinking water, extension of classrooms and provision of teaching materials, skills training, market structures and micro-credit. At each meeting, Mrs. Koroma entreated her female folks to be united and work as a team to support not only the army, but the country in general. She assured them of her support in addressing their concerns.