In continuation of PMDC’s manifesto, the party believes that devolution and local government are essential for a better Sierra Leone.
PMDC is committed to ensuring people’s participation in governance to the fullest. Decentralization of power would therefore lie at the heart of the Movement’s policies. In power, PMDC will therefore: empower all local authorities/councils/chiefdoms to mobilize their resources to generate the necessary funds for their advancement, as they are better placed to determine their communities’ felt needs, developmental priorities and aspirations.
Ensure greater autonomy to local authorities/councils/chiefdoms to determine the destinies of their respective communities in order to economically empower themselves.
Review the Local Government Act of 2004 to ensure proper separation of powers, responsibilities and authority.
The people are the cornerstone of PMDC and they are placed at the very heart of its policies. The Movement believes that the people are the surest vehicle for their own salvation and economic emancipation.
A PMDC government will: galvanize civil society participation at all levels of governance to move the nation forward. Provide credible leadership in partnership with the people.
Endeavour to accomplish, encourage and promote community spirit and service.
As the business of governance becomes ever more complex, modern state management requires the creation of extra-departmental commissions to perform specialized functions which normal government departments are not tailored to do. Examples are the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), National Commission for Privatization (NCP).
New commissions will be set up to enhance performance and transparency, such as for Financial and Projects Implementation Monitoring.
Controversy and suspicion however, have dogged the operations of such commissions.
For better performance, efficiency and effectiveness, a PMDC administration will: ensure that the operations of such commissions more transparent and accountable to the people. Ensure that funds are channeled to the right priorities and such funds are properly accounted for and that the commissions themselves do not become duplicates or super ministries.
Ensure that such commissions actually complement and supplement the programmes of mainstream government departments. Ensure that activities of such commissions are very well coordinated and that they are cohesive.