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Sierra Leone News : Ombudsman recruits three female graduates as Mediation Officer
By A Special Reporter
Jun 8, 2017, 17:08
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Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Mr Melron Nicol-Wilson , as part of the deliver project of his 100 day action plan has recruited three female graduates from Fourah Bay College , University of Sierra Leone as Mediation Officers.

 

The three graduates holders of a Division 1 degree in sociology and social work are Hawanatu Bangura, Ade-Kumbi Emiline Renner and Mamie Fomba.

 

Mediation is the first step in resolving complaints made to the ombudsman about maladministration. It could be recalled that prior to the appointment of the new Ombudsman the staffing of the institution had no mediation officer.

 

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"The newly appointed mediation officers will assist in resolving the backlog cases and also new abs emerging cases," stated Melron Nicol-Wilson.

 

He also said that the recruitments are part of his gender mainstreaming in a male dominated institution with 90 percent of its present staffing consisting of males . He said women must not only be relegated to secretarial duties and the kitchen but should also be elevated to decision making capacities . Nicol-Wilson mentioned that shortly with the support of the ministry of finance he will also be recruiting female mediation officers for the southern , eastern and northern provinces regional offices and thank the Government for the ongoing support to the institution without which he cannot achieve the goals set out in his 100 day action plan .


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