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Reps go for 111 additional seats for women, reject state police

admin2 years ago2 min
OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives ad-hoc Committee on Constitution Review has adopted a proposal seeking for the creation of 111 additional legislative seats in the National Assembly to be occupied solely by women beginning from the next general election. The House Committee also recommended the creation of two additional seats per senatorial zone reserve for women in state Houses of Assembly and the FCT. Meanwhile, a proposition to create state police suffered another setback after...

ECOFEPA hails Sierra Leonean President over Gender Empowerment Law

Elizabeth Atime12 months ago5 min
At two-day symposium of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentary Association (ECOFEPA) on Proportional Representation of Women in Politics, Sierra Leonean government receives praise for passage of Gender Empowerment Bill     READ ALSO: 24 years after, women’s representation at National Assembly stands at 3.62%     The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Female Parliamentary Association (ECOFEPA) has commended the Sierra Leonean government for putting women on the map of history by passing the Gender...
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