TI trains Sierra Leoneans in procurement monitoringJuly 20, 2011
The Transparency International (TI) office in Sierra Leone has begun a three-day refresher training on procurement monitoring and reporting for civil society groups, the media and local councils in Freetown.
TI says the is geared towards further building the capacity of civil society and the media to effectively monitor and report on procurement processes within the local councils on one hand, and non state actors on the other hand.
It says through the training, local council officials would be able to procure goods and services following laid down rules and regulations.
TI’s Programme Officer in Freetown, Edward Koroma told WADR, that the project has a three-year life span (2010- 2012) and the target areas are the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown through its City Council, Kenema and Tonkolili districts.
Listen to more in this interview WADR’s Freetown Correspondent Mohamed Konneh holds with Edward Koroma on what TI hopes to achieve from this week’s training program, which comes ahead of the Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections, as procurement remains a grey area were lots of public resources are allegedly being siphoned.
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