Across all sectors, communities and societies, women have key contributions to make to leadership. From politics and corporations to sports and STEM, diverse leadership benefits everyone. Leaders need to represent the people they serve to best understand their wants and needs.
In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Richard Konteh of the All People’s Congress Party (APC), and Flagbearer contender congratulates the women of Sierra Leone in particular, and all the women of the world for their commitment and hard work to maintaining peace, unity, leadership and a prosperous future for our nation, Sierra Leone and the world. “Our women face challenges, stubborn stereotypes and stigmas that are roadblocks to their advancement, yet they persevere,” said Dr. Konteh.
On his official campaign website, www.richardkonteh.com, the unassuming educator, public servant and development planner laid out his vision for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Dr. Konteh said, he is committed to making women an integral part of his team (his cabinet and government), and his vision is a step in the right direction for a prosperous and peaceful nation in which women enjoy equal economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights, and are equally empowered to secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
“I am committed to empowering women and girls across the country to advance communities on the Journey to Self-Reliance because we know no country can succeed if it excludes the talents and voices of half its population. Ensuring women and girls can reach their full potential in our society is critical not only to attain gender equality and women’s empowerment, but also to meet sustainable development outcomes.” Dr. Konteh ascertained. Under this Policy, Dr. Richard Konteh mentioned he will invest in supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment with the aim to achieve strategic objectives and increase self-reliance.
Dr. Richard Konteh’s Unifier Campaign is big on social reforms. D-Unifier is a movement that seeks to change the social and political landscape in Sierra Leone. Dr. Konteh is particularly concerned about injustice - be it social, economic, political, legal or tribal. “We believe sustainable poverty alleviation is possible in Sierra Leone only when greater equity among all the population groups is achieved”, Dr. Konteh affirmed. D-Unifier is helping to shape a poverty-free and socially-just Sierra Leonean society.