Post-Ebola Projects Under Watch

By Thomas S. Kembay

In ensuring transparency, accountability and quality service delivery in the post Ebola recovery era, some Civil Society Organisation have instituted monitoring measures of the project.

Addressing a mammoth crowd at the National Stadium, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Citizens Rights Coalition, Alphonso Mainly disclosed that his organization and others including Heel Salone and Accountability Now are just returning from Bo and Kenema where he said they witness the commissioning of the Three Towns, World Bank water project implemented by SALWACO.

He cited that the World Bank Water Project forms part of government key priority in the post-Ebola recovery programme. The commissioning of the water project he said was a big success. He however expressed disappointment in the Ministry of Social Welfare for boycotting the post-Ebola recovery strategic meeting in the office of the Chief of Staff at State House.

“The post-Ebola recovery meeting in the office of Chief of Staff has not been attended by the Minister of Social Welfare or a representative of that Ministry,” he said, adding that the Social Welfare Ministry is a key ministry in the post-Ebola recovery projects but queried that target groups the ministry will not benefit from the project when the minister continues to dodge its strategic planning and implementation meetings.

He kicked against what he termed as witch-hunt currently pervading the Social Welfare Ministry with senior officials subject to intimidation and humiliation.