Member Of Parliament for South Region.
Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay was born in the southern province of Sierra Leone, Kagboroh Chiefdom, Moyamba district. She obtained her primary education in Magburaka. She became a Member of Parliament in 2005 under the Sierra Leone PeoplesParty (SLPP) ticket representing constituency 085 now 094 in the Moyamba district. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and post graduate Diploma in Local Government Administration.
Before going to Parliament, she was an Entrepreneur engaging in several business outlets in Bo and Moyamba districts respectively. In 2002 she was appointed Chair by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Moyamba District Council Committee of Management.
She entered Parliament in 2005 under the Parliamentary Proportional Representation System (PR) and contested for her first Parliamentary election in 2007 which she won with a landslide victory. She has contested and won successive elections from 2007 to date under the Sierra Leone Peoples Party. In Parliament, Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay has been Chair of several Parliamentary committees such as; Information and Communications, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Trade and Industry etc. She has also served in several parliamentary committees such as Finance and Economic Development, Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs. She is currently the Chair of the Parliamentary committee on Trade and Industry and a member of the Appointment and Public Service, Information and Communication and selection committees and also a member of the board of Welfare committee and the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).
Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay is a member of the Sierra Leone delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament, where she is a member of the Administration, Finance, Budget control and Audit committees and a member of the ECOWAS Parliamentary Female Association.In March 2013, she participated in a capacity building training for Female MPs at the House of Commons, British Parliament UK. In October of 2014, she also participated in the Women in Parliament conference in Belgium.
She was elected President of the Parliamentary Female Caucus in May, 2018. As President of the Female Parliamentary Caucus, she has been working relentlessly to ensure the affirmative action is enacted into law. With the support of UN family, she organised a retreat with members of the Female Caucus and her supportive male Champions to chat the way forward and pave the pathway for the enactment of the affirmative action Bill, followed by round table discussion with Civil Society and the relevant stakeholders in the Parliament building shortly after the retreat.
On February 14th 2019, she pushed for the ratification of the women’s peace and Security Resolutions 1325 and for it to be passed into law. She also delivered the women’s peace agenda at the 2019 CSW meeting in New York in March 2019.
Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay acted as Speaker of the Sierra Leone Parliament on the 3rd July 2018 when both the Speaker and Deputy were out of the country. She has served her political party from constituency to district level both as Women’s leader. She is currently contesting at National level for the position of Deputy National Chairman of the SLPP.
Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay has represented the Sierra Leone Parliament in several international conferences, seminars and workshops as well as training courses on leadership and governance.
Apart from being a Politician, Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay is an outstanding Artist and a Producer with few movies to her credit. She also has to her credit a host of national and international awards such as: All Works of Life (AWOL) as MP of the year in 2008, international award on the fight against EBOLA from the UK, international SIIKE outstanding film award, National entertainment award for best movie Producer 2018, 50 most influential women award and many more.
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