April 24, 2017 By Victoria Saffa
A Sierra Leonean Nurse of over thirty year experience in the United states of America, Isatu Potho Kamara, has called on the people of Koya Chiefdom in Port Loko district to go through the voter registration process that would will enable them to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general and presidential elections.
Madam Isatu Potho Kamara, who was in the country to register, is a native of Masimbara village in the Rosanda section, Koya chiefdom, Port Loko district.
On her arrival at the Masimbera village, the experience nurse was given a red carpet welcome by her people,who took off their time to listen to her whiles she was addressing them. Traditional leaders and religious leaders, women and children converged to get the message from Madam Potho.
She said her move to embark on the voter registration sensitization came as a result of the low turnout of people to register at the start of the process, noting that at the initial stage, they saw the process as cumbersome, time consuming and tiring.
Madam Isatu Potho Kamara explained that the biometric registration was not just for voting as the card will be used to access health facilities, travel to member states of ECOWAS, and undertake banking transactions, among several other facilities.
She registered at the Makaray village registration centre in Koya Chiefdom, where she motivated hundreds to register .
She also provided logistics and hired vehicles to ferry people to various registration centres at Mamamah, Songo , Mile 38 and other registration Centres in the Koya Chiefdom to register.
The Section Chief of Rosanda Section, Koya Chiefdom, Pa Alimamy Dumbuy,a commended Madam Isatu Potho Kamara for encouraging the people of Koya to register.
He also joined Madam Kamara to educate his subjects on the importance of the registration process.
Meanwhile, residents of Koya praised Isatu Potho Kamara for her support to the chiefdom for the past ten years in the areas of health, education, clothing and food.