|PMSD Conducts Two-Day Training for CSOs|
By State House Communication Unit
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Performance Management and Service Delivery Directorate (PMSD) in the Office of the Chief of Staff yesterday (Thursday January 12, 2017) conducted a two-day training exercise with a consortium of CSOs in capacity building with a view to understand the Performance Contracting process.
The training, according to PMSD Director Abdulrahman Sowa, is geared towards providing joint public monitoring by both the Directorate and CSOs.
This partnership with CSOs to serve as public monitors, Sowa emphasized, was a directive from His Excellency the President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, to enhance public trust.
To achieve this goal, the PMSD Director said, CSOs need to know their role in the Performance Contracting process.
Among the fundamental roles of CSOs include transformation, promotion and risk management. Sowa pointed out that CSOs were not doing well in the aspect of promotion.
He said their manner of presentations on radio and television in many cases give the impression to listeners that they are opposition mouth-piece as they abrogate in their presentations most of the time. He therefore urged them to imbibe the culture of giving praise to where praise is due.
Talking on the dividends of this process, Abdulrahman Sowa stressed that CSOs would complement government’s role in monitoring, acting as public eye, running independent comments which at the end of the day enhance not only public trust but also service delivery.
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