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First female auctioneer at Queen Elizabeth II Quay

By Victoria K. Saffa

President Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed Madam Isatu Deen the new auctioneer at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay. She becomes the first female to be appointed to the post, succeeding Alhaji Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay.

During a well attended ceremony at the quay last week, Madam Deen’s appointment was welcomed by traders, while many praised President Koroma for appointing women to positions of trust in the country.

Speaking at the ceremony, Madam Deen said she was gratified at being appointed the new auctioneer, and praised the president for his vision about women’s empowerment, which is among the eight pillars of the ‘Agenda for Prosperity.’

She promised to promote the cause of women traders involved in the business of auction and called for unity among women.

‘’I will continue to give tickets to each of them before buying the auction market and with this everyone will be able to get an auction business for a day,’’ she said.

A trader on Kissy Road, Aminata Kamara, thanked President Koroma for appointing a woman auctioneer, and enthused that the current holder succeeds in her new office.

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