On Tuesday 5th November, WOFHRAD-SL facilitated an accountability forum with Makeni City Council on the theme ‘Know Your City Development Plan’. Over 200 people attended the forum where Makeni City Council disclosed their city plan, what money they have received through taxes and other funding, and how they spend the money they receive.
Fatmata Sieowoh chaired the session and speakers included; Emilia Kamara, acting national coordinator, Mr Sandy, regional manager of the anti-corruption comission, Christian Lawrence, Governance coordinator of actionaid Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Fatu Kamara, Director of Action for Advocacy and Development in Sierra Leone (AAD-SL), and Numa Maningo, Development Planning Officer of the Makeni City Council.
After opening speeches, Numa Mandigo presented the Development Plan for Makeni City Council highlighting different sectors such as; media, water sanitation, health, education, social affairs and gender affairs, social waste management, agriculture, fire prevention and other relevant topics.
Participation was high throughout and those attending praised the session as useful and all hoped for similar sessions to be held in the future.
WOFHRAD-SL already has another accountability session planned for later this month and we will keep you informed on how it goes.