The Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Country Planning hosts a 2-Day retreat in Kenema to assess the accomplishments and challenges of the ministry’s first term and trying to make a good roadmap for the future.

The retreat was done in the presence of various dignitaries from different sectors, including the Mayor of Kenema City and the Paramount Chief of Nongowa Chiefdom. The retreat saw the participation of all staff members from the ministry, representing diverse regions and expertise, creating a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere.

The occasion recorded comprehensive status updates, ensuring that all participants were well-informed of the progress made across various projects and initiatives. Breakout sessions were also conducted, enabling teams to delve into specific issues and generate innovative ideas for improvement.

One of the highlights of the retreat was a special session chaired by Minister Senesie and the Permanent Secretary, where junior staff members were given an invaluable opportunity to express their concerns and suggestions openly. The session proved to be a platform for empowering the junior staff, allowing their voices to be heard and their perspectives to shape the future direction of the ministry. Similarly, a separate session led by the Deputy Minister Madam Phylis Kapu and the Commissioner General of the National Land Commission Sheik Sowa provided senior management staff with the chance to engage in fruitful discussions.

The Ministry addressed all the issues raised during the sessions and they hope to resolve them leading to a strengthened sense of unity and understanding among the ministry’s workforce.

A social evening was organized, filling the atmosphere with camaraderie and joy. The event served as an opportunity for staff members to unwind, forge stronger bonds, and solidify the collaborative spirit that was nurtured during the retreat.

The retreat concluded with a comprehensive roadmap that will guide the ministry’s endeavors in the coming years, in line with the national development plan as outlined in the “Big Five Manifesto,” ensuring continued progress and success.

Minister Senesie expressed his gratitude towards all participants for their active engagement and commitment to the ministry’s mission. He emphasized the significance of the retreat’s inclusive nature, bringing together staff members from across the country and fostering a sense of shared purpose and teamwork.

The retreat in Kenema stands as a testament to the dedication and vision of the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Country Planning.

With a clear roadmap in place and a motivated workforce, the ministry is poised to make significant strides in the development and planning of our beloved nation.