The Julius Maada Bio Women’s wing has donated $40, 000 United States Dollars (Le 308 Million) to the SLPP national elections campaign for the 7th March 2018. Hon. Emma Kowa-Jalloh, Chairlady of the JMB Women’s Wing, made the presentation in the presence of the SLPP Presidential Candidate, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
This sum is very much appreciated as it will oil the wheels of politics to aid us in winning comfortably in the next elections. We hope and pray your beautiful example will be emulated by other groups and individuals so we will have the much-needed resources to fund our campaigns and help defeat our contenders.
In her presentation, the Chairlady of the JMB Women’s Wing reiterated the support group’s commitment to the Party, the Presidential Candidate and the empowerment of women within the Party and Sierra Leone.
Responding to the donation, the SLPP Presidential Candidate thanked the women’s wing for the gift stating that this was not a surprise as he was aware of the various contributions and activities the support group involves in over the last four years.
The SLPP Presidential Candidate also stated that the amount is the most significant single donation which has been made by any female support group within the Party.
The SLPP Chairman and Leader, Prince Harding also acknowledged the donation. In a letter dated 17th January 2018, Babadi Kamara of the National Finance Committee, stated, “This sum is very much appreciated as it will oil the wheels of politics to aid us in winning comfortably in the next elections. We hope and pray your beautiful example will be emulated by other groups and individuals so we will have the much-needed resources to fund our campaigns and help defeat our contenders.”
Reacting to the donation, the founder of the JMB Women’s Wing, Fatima Bio said “I am very grateful to the members of the women’s wing at home and abroad for such financial support to the party and my husband. My husband firmly believes in women’s empowerment, and as President, he will ensure that all women regardless of backgrounds and political affiliation live a life of dignity.
The JMB Women’s wing has been in existence since 2014 and has a global membership in Sierra Leone, UK, and the USA.
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