The top cadre of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Force are presently hanging heads at the Bo Friendship conference Hall “to have an all embracing strategic Development Plan that will serve the best interest of the people”.
The workshop involves the Deputy Inspector General, Assistant Inspector Generals, Local Unit Commanders, Chief Superintendents, all of the Sierra Leone Police to look at the dying three years medium term Development Plan of 2006 – 2008 and to also look at the challenges of 2008 – 2010.
In the medium plan is the ‘stated vision, mission and project priorities” of the SLP, and it is under the Research and Planning Development of the SLP.
Oliver B Somasa, Deputy Inspector General and chairman of the Summit stated to Awoko that the workshop is a sort of “perception survey done to give the public the opportunity to assess our activities.”
He said further that the outcome of the workshop “would be used to map the way forward”
This he said will give the local unit commanders who implement projects from the strategic level to have “an indepth knowledge about what the SLP aims to achieve”.
The top cadre of the SLP he explained was targeted because they are the “accountable officers for specific projects and program priorities and they could be called upon at any quarter in the chain board meetings” to report to the Inspector General Acha B. Kamara, who later “gives account of their performances against the targets”.
Neutrality in politics he attested was the “greatest challenge” to the SLP, but that their aspiration was “to deliver to the people.”