The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio has called for the immediate outlaw of early marriages on the African continent, insisting that child marriage is nothing but an African method of legalizing rape of girls.
Bio, who has pet projects, Hands Off Our Girls” and “School Sanitary Pads”, said it was quite unfortunate that child marriages are allowed to fester on the continent.
She said this cannot be allowed to continue and all should come together to put a stop to it by outlawing it.
Bio, who said she has already started the move to end early marriages on the continent, noted that when she started her campaign she involved seven other First Ladies.
She insisted that the First Ladies are on similar projects to end rape, to end early marriages and allow the girls to be in school.