A one-day Policy Dialogue to give citizens and civil society groups an opportunity to discuss the progress of the ‘Pay No Bribe’ campaign has ended by ENCISS implementing Partners Working Group for the Western Area.
The event considered ways in which civil society organizations, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Sierra Leone Police and the Judiciary can work together to enhance a corruption-free nation.
During the dialogue at Ramsey House along Liverpool Street, it was noted that ENCISS recognizes that corruption cannot be minimized by the Commission alone, but has to be a joint effort by all. As such, the forum aimed at creating a space for analytical discussion of the Commission’s existing strategic plan, in order to identify the challenges and put forward recommendations to ensure that Sierra Leone becomes a corruption free nation.
The management of the Anti-Corruption Commission was invited to make a presentation on the successes and challenges of the “Pay No Bribe campaign”, and to share thoughts on how citizens can support the Commission’s efforts.
A representative from the Sierra Leone Police was also invited to make a statement at the event – which was funded by the ENCISS programme as part of its efforts to strengthen the relationship between civil society and the state.
Citizens and civil society organizations were encouraged to present their queries and observations to the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The Policy Dialogue Forum is part of a series of ENCISS initiatives held nationally to bring together state and non-state actors to promote collaboration and effective service delivery.
By Poindexter Sama
Monday May 05, 2014