Sierra Leone Embraces Refugees and Stateless Persons The Government of Sierra Leone deeply reaffirms its commitments in the provision of international protection to refugees and other persons of concern. This is according to the Minister of Inter Affairs, Hon Joseph Bandabla Dauda. The Minister was addressing delegates on the 66th Session of the Executive Committee Meeting of UNHCR High Commissioner’s Programme held in Geneva, Switzerland.
NaCSA concludes nine months of Cash Delivery to thousands of poorer households The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has over the weekend concluded the quarterly Cash Transfers to extremely poor Ebola households in Bo, Kenema, Kailahun, Port Loko, Tonkolili districts and the Western Urban. Since January this year, beneficiary households in these areas have been receiving quarterly cash payments of Le 370,000 as part of coping mechanism measures following the outbreak of Ebola in the country.
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has validated the findings of the just concluded midyear stock take exercise. The one day presentation meeting which took place at the NaCSA conference room in Freetown brought together a host of participants from Parliament, State House and other relevant Government institutions.
World Vision International and NaCSA signed an MOU Two “great leaders” of two “giant institutions” have signed an MOU to foster their common institutional interests. Commissioner of NaCSA, Alie Badara Mansaray and Country Director of World Vision International (WVI) Sierra Leone, Leslie Scot on Tuesday, 18th August 2015 signed a partnership agreement aimed at improving effective service delivery that will inspire maximum benefits to individuals and beneficiary communities in the fight against poverty and achievement of the Agenda For Prosperity (A4P). It may be uncommon for NGOs to partner with Government Agencies in Sierra Leone but considering their credentials, NaCSA and WVI have sought to complement the efforts of each other in programmatic areas.
As part of the growing efforts to tackle poverty and ensure Socio Economic development in the country, the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) is set to provide income support to 13,000 extremely poor households. The two year pilot programme will be implemented in Bombali, Kono, Moyamba and the Western Rural districts.
Amidst the scourge of the Ebola effects in the country, authorities in the South/Eastern provinces have collectively expressed appreciation to NaCSA for what they described as a timely gesture demonstrated by the commission in helping to alleviate the socio-economic plight of the people in that part of the country.
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