Awuah Kamara, a long standing youths activists has emerged victorious the Youths Representative on the Global Financing Facility GFF in Sierra Leone.
The process was kick-starts on Wednesday 4th December; saw a very successful orientation on the Global Financing Facility GFF with young people and other civil society organizations representatives at the Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement (GGEM) hall, John Street Freetown, Organized by Health Alert Sierra Leone.
A thorough eyes opener on the document of the GFF was done by the Executive Director of Health Alert, Victor Lansana Koroma and the nitty-gritty from the GFF, immediately after the presentation of the background and structures of the GFF, the youths representation present at the meeting were then left alone to decide when to select or elect among themselves a youth that should represent them on Global Financing Facility (GFF) both at National, Regional and International level.
The process saw a marathon debate amongst the youthful populace who comport themselves in a civilized mood as they called for elections on who should represent them in both local or the global stage.
Four members were then nominated in the persons of;
1. Ibrahim Kargbo
2. Esther Caulker
3. Mohamed Awuah Kamara
4. Fatima Richard Kamara.
After the nomination process, a very free, fair and credible election was then conducted facilitated by staff of Health Alert In a very open and transparent counting of ballot papers, one of the candidates in the person of Mohamed Awuah Kamara National Coordinator of the Action for Youth and Children’s Network (AYCN) got the majority votes and was declared winner and announced as the current Youths Representative on the Global Financing Facility GFF in Sierra Leone
Climaxing this whole process the winner Mohamed Awuah Kamara was then given the platform to address his colleagues, in his brief speech Mohamed started by thanking all those present and for entrusting him to this but fascinating position, Mohamed continued that he is not don founded over the process as he believes to have a deep knowledge on the Global Financing Facility than all his counterparts even out of the election hall as such assured his colleagues for a better representation at Global Financing Facility GFF.