Members of Parliament Summon 22 NGOs

Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS) have summoned twenty two Non-Governmental Organizations operating in the country to give account of their operations and funds received on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone.

These NGOs are implementing various development projects across the country with support from donor partners. This is in line with Section 93 subsection 3 of the 1991 Constitution and Standing Order 70 subsection 13 of the Reversed Standing Order of Parliament.

The committee demands each of the invited NGOs to submit seventeen copies of their status update including a list of ongoing and completed projects, their locations and beneficiaries of the projects, cost of the projects, donors of the projects, current status of the projects, breakdown of donors funded projects, implementing partners, proof of compliance with the Service Level Agreement with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and any other relevant information and staff payee. Some senior officials of the invited
NGOs lauded Parliament for engaging them.

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They claimed that due to the outbreak of COVID and the current global economic crisis facing the world, they were unable to secure funds to implement projects in the country, “Due to COVID-19, we were unable to secure financial support from donor partners and we are still struggling to get their attention for newly approved projects,” they said, stressing that even government has not been giving supporting them financially.

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