The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Theo Nicol has launched the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sierra Leone (ICASL) maiden edition of its quarterly Magazine ‘The Chartered Accountant”
While launching the Magazine, the deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Theo Nicol, said that the magazine is of good quality both in content, layout and the paper used.
He said that this is a good beginning for the Institute to have their first magazine, since the establishment of the Institute in 1988.
The Minister said that he is delighted to be part of their dream, as the magazine is timely and thinks it is a good step for the Institute and all in the ministry will support them.
The Managing Editor of the Magazine, Joe Abass Bangura, a member of the council, who also doubles as the CEO of Life By Design, in his own contribution, thanked the Institute for making the magazine a reality.
According to him, it was not easy but they believed in the process.
According to Jonathan Mbewe, the representative from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in London, said he is very delighted, as he is in Sierra Leone at the right time and at the right place, to witness the launching of this magazine.
He also stated that this Institute has taken a step forward to produce the magazine, and also praised Joe Abass Bangura and team for the time they have taken to produce the magazine.
He also revealed that the magazine will be one of the channels they will use to support students.
The President of the Institute Dr Claudius William-Tucker in his statement, said that he is very proud to launch the maiden edition of its quarterly Magazine ‘The Chartered Accountant”.
He stated that the maiden edition of the ‘Chartered Accountant’, Sierra Leone’s first professional publication in recent times has been the dream for some time and should be a source of pride and honor for every accountant, Chartered accountants especially.
He also revealed that the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sierra Leone was set up by an Act of Parliament-The Institute of Chartered Accountants Act No.5 of 1988.
The main objective of the Institute is to regulate the practice of the accountancy profession and the provision of internationally recognized accountancy education in Sierra Leone.
This Magazine will serve as a vital instrument in bringing together chartered accountants in Sierra Leone who will like to further enhance the image of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sierra Leone (ICASL) at home and abroad.
It will also serve as an eye opener, or wake up call to ICASL Members to recognize the immense influence and national clout they can wield under the ICASL umbrella.
He went on to extend special thanks to all valued corporate friends who have demonstrated their faith by placing their adverts in the maiden edition.
He also stated that they are inviting others to follow their footsteps and see their businesses flourish, while members are particularly urged to respond to the call for adverts, as they are necessary to keep the cover price affordable, so that the magazine, though with a professional slant, will enjoy wide circulation and not become elitist.
By Bernard Turay