The Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone (ACC) has been monitoring the Skills Development Fund (SDF) project which is aimed at increasing access to demand-led skill training and building the foundations for a demand-led skills development system in Sierra Leone

The SDF) project is in line with President Bioโ€™s free Education Policy and has got an urgent monitoring by the ACC. Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone.

According to the document, the said project is structured at training and capacity building for young people in life skills in a variety of self-employable economic generating activities that aimed at enhancing the middle-level manpower as well as providing young people with available employments throughout the country.

The Monitoring undertaken by the Commission led by the Deputy Commissioner- Augustine Foday Ngobie in the Skills for Development Fund (SDF) projects in Kailahun, Kenema, and Bo Districts, implemented by various contractors -Adult Training Institutions, hired by the Ministry of Education, was an on-the-spot working and fact-finding visits to training centres in the aforementioned districts respectively.

On key thing among the monitoring indicators is the administration of the questionnaire toolkit by ACC’s Community Monitors and other Social Safety project staff on the general implementation of the SDF project, quality and relevance of the training packages to the trainees, and finance issues, among others.

According to the Commission, the ACC, like in the Social Safety Net (SSN) project, has the mandate for the implementation of the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) component of the SDF, a component which provides a platform for beneficiaries and community stakeholders to communicate their grievances and complaints to the ACC, which shall be looked into properly together with other project stakeholders a project implementation that is free from all corrupt practices.