Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a significant move to enhance collaboration between key government institutions, Ambassador Ernest Ndomahina, the Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), handed over five computer laptops to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Ambassador Ndomahina highlighted the critical role played by both organizations in delivering the government’s priorities.
The laptops are intended to equip ACC staff for effective monitoring and substantial contributions to the implementation of the Productive Social Safety Nets and Youth Employment (PSSNYE) project. The ACC, a pivotal player in preventing corruption, also spearheads the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) component for both the completed Social Safety Nets (SSN) and the ongoing PSSNYE projects.
Having successfully completed the SSN project, NaCSA has embarked on the PSSNYE initiative, aiming to cover one hundred thousand beneficiaries. The focus is on scaling up cash transfer support to extremely poor households, introducing an integrated package of livelihood services to lift households out of poverty, and providing short and medium-term job opportunities for thousands of young people.
Ambassador Ndomahina, speaking at the handover ceremony, emphasized the mutual and result-oriented partnership between the two Commissions. He stated, “The ACC is extremely important to what we do as NaCSA. If we are to achieve the ambitious goals set by President Maada Bio, then we must work with the ACC to ensure that processes and procedures are strictly followed.”
In response, Augustine Foday Ngobie, the Acting and Deputy Commissioner of the ACC, expressed gratitude for the equipment and affirmed their commitment to fostering a strong relationship between the two institutions. He acknowledged the historical significance of this handover, being the first time they have received materials directly from NaCSA, presented by the Commissioner himself.
Ngobie assured, “We will utilize these computers for the intended purpose and will account for them like any other assets owned by the Commission.” The exchange of equipment not only symbolizes a step towards technological empowerment but also signifies the shared commitment of NaCSA and the ACC in advancing the government’s developmental priorities. MJB/29/11/2023