The women of Constituency 106 in the central of Freetown on Monday 31st May 2010 hosted Her Excellency Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma First Lady Republic of Sierra Leone at the Obasai complex building at Frederick street in Freetown.
In her address to the huge crowd of women the First Lady thanked the women for their large turn out at the meeting and bless the people of Constituency 106 for the wise decision to elect the ruling APC to govern Sierra Leone. Against this background the First Lady expressed fraternal greetings onbehalf of His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma to the women.
Commenting on the problems put forward by the women which included the lack of water, light and youth unemployment Mrs Sia Koroma reiterated that she would do all within her power to identify herself with the solution to the problems by discussing the issues with not only the President but with the ministers of the ministries responsible to provide these services for the people.
On youth unemployment the First Lady assured the women that it was the priority of the President and the ruling APC to create the atmosphere of what it takes to attract investors to invest in the country and provide job opportunities for the youths. She however admonished the youths to distant from the habit of drug taking which she said was not a justification to console for their being unemployed.
On the free medical health care the First Lady appealed to the women and the youths to be very vigilant and report every case of mal practices to the authorities. She said the free health care has indeed come to stay for the benefit of pregnant women and children under five.
The First Lady called on the women to show concern for the education of the girl child and discourage the practice of engaging their children in street trading.
Earlier the Member of Parliament Hon. Manley Spaine welcomed Her Excellency Mrs Sia Koroma to the constituency and thanked her for putting aside her busy schedule to grace the meeting. He stressed the importance of unity among the women which he described as the way to progress.