In the fourth induction ceremony of the Pan African Network of Leaders (PANeL) held at the British Council over the weekend, the Coordinator has promised to take the programme to the Sierra Leone cabinet and parliament.
Mr N’habay has said that the transformational leadership programme was borne out of interaction in Sierra Leone and that is what makes the programme unique.
This is the new idea that has to do with leadership in which people would start to think differently and discuss issues so that what they focus on becomes a reality he said.
“The programme transforms the mind set of leaders and there are plans to take the programme to the Sierra Leone cabinet and parliament. We are working together to ensure that we are able to transform this nation into a better one” Mr N’habay said.
The coordinator disclosed that PANeL is part of the process of affecting the attitudinal change programme of President Koroma.
The Acting Director of British Council, Mrs Linda Koroma in her statement mentioned that British Council is very proud of its transformational leadership Programme, pointing out that because of the impact this programme has made in the African context, it has now become a global product of British Council.
“We are very proud about this because it goes without saying that had this programme not yielded its impact in the African continent I would not have seen this program transcend the boarders of Africa, Asia, Europe and even North America. So we are very happy about this programme and it is making an impact more especially in Africa”
She disclosed that they are now moving to another level as the past four cohorts had programmes which lasted for a year and they are thinking of making off shoots of this programme to target certain personalities.
She added “We felt that it is important that we target these people.”
This programme she said was done in Malawi which is leading to transformation in that country, and because of the success of this programme in Malawi their Chief Executive Officer, Martin Davies is now “asking us in Sierra Leone to have these off shoots with their cabinet ministers. We have started the discussion with President Koroma and he is very appreciative of this move and has requested us to do this programme with them and we deem it fit.”
She explained that it goes without saying that something good is happening in this programme because of the people who have connected themselves with the programme. She admonished the new members who have been inducted to be a part of the noble body to ensure that they continue the next work – urging them to interact with other members in the continent to share ideas. “Commit your time and ensure that this body continues to do what is expected of us” she urged. The In-Country Facilitator of PANeL, Desmond Finney revealed that he has come from Nairobi and noted that the programme now has a lot more involvement of the United Kingdom.
He added that they have two programmes for this year which is the Strategic Leadership and Peace Programme. He stated that interaction is indeed making a difference in the world. He registered their determination to spread interaction messages to cabinet, parliament, students etc
Bags of rice, onions, Maggie, salt, laundry soap, vegetable oil, tomatoes and toiletries were donated to the Milton Margai School for the Deaf. Certificates were also issue to newly inducted members.