Speech by the Chairman of NCD

THE SIGNING OF AN MOU BETWEEN ACC AND NCD

Speech by the Chairman of NCD

Ladies and Gentlemen

I am delighted to make a few comments on behalf of NCD on this historic occasion of signing an MOU between the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Commission for Democracy. We are very excited, as this MOU has laid the foundation for collaborative and strategic partnership between both esteemed Commissions. I must also emphasise that our willingness to enter into this MOU is a true test of our institutional commitment towards the elimination of corruption and the promotion of the principles of democratic good governance in our country.

 

 

I would like to remind this august gathering that one of the key functions of ACC which includes educating the public on the dangers of corruption and the benefits of its eradication is directly related to the mandate of NCD, which is geared towards building a sense of patriotism and other values in the citizens through civic education. So, this document will guide us on how we complement each other’s effort especially in the area of educating the public on issues bothering on the nexus between the fight against corruption and the promotion of democratic good governance and patriotism.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

I do not want to sound self-congratulatory as we are all faced with common challenges of educating citizens amidst resource constraints. However, our optimism is growing. That is why; we regard this partnership as a very critical one especially at a time when Sierra Leoneans are clamouring for improvements in the way public affairs are managed. 

 

But I have no doubt in my mind that, as we sign the MOU today, the commitment the two institutions have shown will continue to characterize our engagements as we move forward to championing good governance and corruption intolerance in the country.

 

 

On behalf of NCD, let me reaffirm our commitment to engaging and participating actively in advancing our collective goals and objectives for the benefit of the country. As we also continue to discharge our respective mandates, let us bear in mind that the people of Sierra Leone have great expectations on each of our institutions to strengthen our democracy.

 

I would like to express sincere gratitude to the Chairman of ACC, Mr. Fitzgerald Kamara, under whose quality of leadership the signing of the MOU has been made a reality. Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate him for the remarkable progress the ACC has made in recent times through his capable leadership in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

I would conclude my statement by reaffirming that fighting corruption is every citizen’s responsibility, and it requires serious civic consciousness. So, we all face the responsibility to make the country a better place for ourselves and for the future generation. We must also recognize that the future of the country is at stake if we refuse to act collectively. Therefore, we must all have stakes and a vested interest in igniting the candle of hope and prosperity through collective effort.

 

I thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Chairman
Dr. Abubakar Kargbo

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