July 27, 2015
The Citizens Budget Watch Sierra Leone, a civil society organization that seeks to enhance effective public service delivery through budget transparency and accountability in MDAs, has presented its 2015 publication to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at the commission’s Gloucester Street office in Freetown.
Receiving the publication, the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, commended the organization for their role in advocating for transparency and accountability in the budgetary process.
He noted that the maiden edition of the publication will help to generate structural reforms and measures that will help to revive the economy for post-Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone.
Earlier, Mohamed Marsh Bangura, Executive Director of Citizens Budget Watch Sierra Leone, in his presentation, said the publication will give citizens the opportunity to get critical information on the strides being made by the government to support various sectors of the economy.
Mr. Bangura said the publication will help the public to keep abreast with significant contributions donor partners have made to the country’s budget system. He maintained that the report will give the public the opportunity to ask relevant questions on how the budget cycle works.
They have presented the publication to the ACC because they believe the commission can help publicize their work as well as create awareness about government budgetary procedures.