TechInAfrica – Sierra Leone has awarded Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone as the Africa Champion for Sanitation and Hygiene.
Appointed by The African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW), Mrs. Fatima has been highlighted due to her work on Access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene especially for women and girls is critical to their wellbeing, domestic needs, reproductive and menstrual health, according to Julius Maada Bio, the president of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
“As a country, we are truly proud of how AMCOW is shaping continent-wide policies in water, sanitation and hygiene. I look forward to AMCOW Secretariat’s formal launch of the Africa Sanitation Policy Guidelines (ASPG) in June this year,” The president said.
“Hygiene and sanitation are very important, I am accepting this appointment to serve Sierra Leone and Africa as a champion for sanitation and hygiene, the First lady said.
“I will not only work with one country but with Africa and I look forward to the support of my husband to succeed in this new role.”