Wife of the former President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ex-President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has made a general appeal for Sierra Leoneans to unite and live in peace.
Mrs. Kabbah, who doubles as Presidential Adviser on Gender, said: “Sierra Leone is the only country we have. Let us learn to live in peace and harmony. We are one nation with one destiny”.
She was responding to the attack on Freetown on Sunday 26th November, 2023 that witnessed poradic gunshots and explosions in some parts of the city, especially the mountain village, Wilberforce, hosting the country’s armoury.
There were other exchanges of firing and gunshots near a barracks in Murray Town, off Wilkinson Road, home to the Navy, as well as outside another military site in Freetown.
His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio appointed Mrs. Isatu Jabbie Kabbah as Presidential Adviser on Gender, within the Office of the President.
Mrs. Kabbah, a prominent figure in Sierra Leonean politics, is known for her leadership roles in various political organizations, including the All Political Parties Women Association (APPWA). She is also recognised as the widow of Sierra Leone’s 3rd President, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah.
Before assuming her new position, Mrs. Kabbah served as the National Women’s Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) and held the role of women’s leader within the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The appointment underscores the government’s commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusivity at the highest levels of decision-making in Sierra Leone.
The specific terms and conditions of her service will be communicated to Mrs. Kabbah in the near future.
Mrs. Kabbah’s appointment as Presidential Adviser on Gender is expected to make a significant impact on advancing gender-related policies and initiatives in Sierra Leone, and the nation looks forward to her contributions in this new role.