NaCSA Commissioner calls on field staff to deliver
Sierra Leone, Freetown: The Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Commissioner, Dr. Sao-Kpato Hannah Isatta Max-Kyne has commended the good work of field staffs and at the same time encouraged them to perform in their various duties.
She called on the staff to perform whilst delivering her keynote address in a five day training organized by the NaCSA, through its Sierra Leone community Driven Development (SLCDD) Project- Phase ii (GIETRENK) for Field Staff including Regional Coordinators, District Coordinators Finance and Admin Assistants amongst others on Micro Enterprises Groups (MEGs) and Self-help Affinity Groups (SAGs) Concept.
The training which is being undertaken simultaneously in Kenema and Port Loko Districts is aimed at empowering field staff to support the formation and strengthening of SAGs and MEGs in both growth poles and non-growth poles districts to make them economically viable.
Commissioner Max-Kyne appealed to the field staff to ensure that all the MEGs created, both old and new should succeed. She acknowledged that more sensitizations are needed to be done on the benefits of savings, noting that it would enable them to expand their businesses.
Group Solidarity, she noted is also key to the successes of the MEG groups. NaCSA, she disclosed is monitoring the banks with which these groups are banking in order to ensure that their savings grow. Self contributions, she said shows ownership, while regular meetings help identify and solve problems which undoubtedly keep the groups in good shape and standing.
Dr. Max-Kyne implored participants to be attentive during the training and called for cross fertilization of ideas among themselves.
Speaking on the importance of the training, the NaCSA Director of Programs, Regina Saffa purported that the training will serve as an opportunity of learning for the field staff while widening their knowledge on the Project.
“Because not all the staff have tremendous knowledge about the Project and that which is expected of them, that is why challenges are bound to exist. As a result, part of the training will focus on this,” she stated.
The Director of Field Operations, Catherine Sillah encouraged field staff to be steadfast and called on them to be more professional in the discharge of their duties, noting that their actions affect the most vulnerable in the communities.
The Program Manager of the SLCDD II Project, Momoh Juanah identified some of the weaknesses among field staff and encouraged them to work hard. He described them as
drivers of development in their various communities. MJB/15/9/2021
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