Mrs. Matilda Doris Sellu, the President of the Sierra Leone Police Wives Association, along with her executive team, has initiated a nationwide non-violence campaign in all sixteen districts of the country.
The campaign aims to address the frequent incidents of violent activities that have affected police personnel and their relatives, such as the August 10 insurrection in Freetown and other parts of the country.
With the upcoming national elections on June 24th, 2023, political violence and other related anti-social issues have become prevalent. The Police Wives President, Mrs. Matilda Doris Sellu, partnered with the Community Relations Department to spread messages of peace and non-violence across the country.
The campaign began in Masiaka, where Mrs. Sellu was welcomed by the Paramount Chief Kompa Mboboli II of Koya Chiefdom. She and her team spoke to a large crowd of youth, urging them to participate in the forthcoming elections peacefully and without violence.
The team then moved on to Port Loko, Kambia, and Lunsar divisions, where they received positive feedback from the Chiefdom Speaker of Gbakeloko Chiefdom, Makepay Tarawallie, Paramount Chief Koblo Queen of Parampa Chiefdom in Lunsar, and others.
These chiefs praised Mrs. Sellu’s initiative and promised to spread the message of non-violence to their subjects, emphasizing that the election process should be a friendly contest rather than a violent battle.
The non-violence messages were accompanied by a peace skit and a musical concert to help engage and entertain the