The Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina has on the 17th May, 2024 engaged the Irish Embassy on social protection to enhance development in the country.

It was reported that, the main purpose of the visit was to forge a partnership in helping Social Protection for the people of Sierra Leone where they agreed to deepen cooperation and develop a pragmatic approach to supporting Social Protection in the country that will help everyone.

The Commissioner and his team of experts have earlier on met with the Irish Embassy to to rollout discussion on a strategic roadmap that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of social protection impact which according to them was a fruitful one.

The commissioner emphasized the need to embark on social protection interventions that will graduate the poor from poverty to a state of building sustainable livelihoods and creating a self-development pathway that will prevent them from degenerating into poverty, adding that, to the existing National Social Protection Strategy, the Government of Sierra Leone through its national development plan has penned down many interventions to eradicate poverty.

He maintained that, the transformative agenda of President Bio which is focused on Food Security, Human Capital Development, and Job Creation will build on the progress made in the previous plan that aimed to address unfinished business and emerging challenges, with a renewed determination to accelerate efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

He revealed that, his commissioner is well prepared to deliver on its social protection mandate and that there is a need to advance this discussion and create the opportunity to learn from other countries, adding that, the expert discussion on possible social protection collaboration may strengthen the hope to reach the most vulnerable Sierra Leoneans including persons with disability at the sortest possible time.