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.
World Vision International and NaCSA signed an MOU
Their main goal is to achieve what they described as 5335 zeros which represent zero child hunger, zero teenage pregnancy, zero children out of school, zero children without birth certificate and zero children unimmunized. Both institutions have success stories to pinpoint. And as NaCSA Commissioner puts it, “our institutions are credible enough. Which is why it is necessary for us to come together” Mr. Mansaray stated that both sides will be as transparent as possible in ensuring the practical implementation of the content of the MOU. Country Director of WVI, Leslie Scot noted that resources will be collectively harnessed while support will be provided in Health service delivery, access to education, advocacy, transitional development, infrastructural development, food security, WASH, cash transfers among others. Both heads of institution emphasized that the strategic alliance will enhance synergy and bring additional value to their broader mandates.