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Sierra Leone News : VP Foh directs Social Welfare Ministry to Visit Women & Kids at 11th Military Battalion
By Abdul Malik Bangura
Jun 21, 2017, 17:06
Awareness Times Newspaper has learnt that Hon. Vice President Dr. Victor Foh has directed the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) to immediately pay a working visit to the 11th Battalion Military Barracks located in Kambia district. It follows the recent tour of those living facilities of soldiers and their families by the Hon. VP Foh. According to reports, the fatherly Vice President was perturbed at some of the constraints faced by wives and children at the barracks so upon his return to Freetown, he immediately directed for the MSWGCA to go to the barracks and do analysis of the problem with recommendations for possible areas of intervention by the government.
It can be recalled that after the war ended in 2002, a donor funded PEBU programme to build military barracks, was mismanaged by certain officials of the previous government.
|Acting Regional Director of Social Welfare in the new North Western Province Mr. Bamie Sesay stands next to 11th Battalion Commander Lt. Col Biriwa Conteh|