The National Accountability Group (NAG) yesterday started a two-day training for civil society members to monitor transparency in the affairs of political parties and aspirants.
During the opening ceremony of the training workshop, held at the GGEM conference hall at Jones Street in Freetown, the assistant project officer Mrs Saffie Koroma said “NAG is partnering with Transparency International and we have been working with the Anti Corruption Commission”.
She pointed out that as an organization working for accountability and the prevention and control of corrupt practices in all sectors in the country, they had been partnering with civil societies, the media and political parties.
Mrs Koroma informed that they were faced with the challenge to ensure that electoral malpractices and corruption were curtailed in the upcoming elections.
She said to ensure this, “we are giving training to civil society members in Freetown who will in turn educate their own members and their communities of intervention”,
She noted also that they had conducted a similar workshop in Bo, southern Sierra Leone.
Yusif Umaru Dalhatu from NAG said, “elections are just around the corner and everyone should play their own part to ensure that the elections are free and fair”.
He explained that the training would be geared towards providing knowledge on how to make informed choice of creditable, committed and transparent elected representatives who would be accountable to their people.