Transparency International Sierra Leone (TISL) has presented its monitoring report to stakeholders including town and city councils and other civil society organizations at the city council hall in Kenema.
The report is the outcome of findings documented by Transparency International monitors on how financial management procedures are being implemented by local councils and some schools in the Kenema district.
The monitors, according to TI Coordinator Lamin Koroma, were recruited by the project to provide monitoring on school fees subsidies in selected schools in the city and the Kenema District and Town Councils. According to report, some of the school monitors did not follow the public financial management procedures especially the procurement regulations in their spending. The report further stated that some of the institution monitored did not also implement their activities within the scope of their development plan.
What also came out very outstanding in the report was that the late transferred of school fees subsidies to schools and development funds to local councils that were described as a responsible factor for the slow pace of development in some schools and at local council levels.
By: Saffa Moriba
Thursday July 24, 2014