8 February 2013

Sierra Leone: EU Project Side-Tracked - to Be Used for Unintended Purpose

Freetown — The European Union (EU) Commission-supported project at Regent in the Western Rural District of Freetown - which was initially meant to serve as a school - would now be used for other purpose as revealed by the Executive Secretary of the Government Property and Asset Commission, Frank S.P.K. Lawson.

According to Lawson, the structures - which have been abandoned by the Ministry of Education for the past years since the completion of the project in 2006 - would either be handed over to the Director of Human Resources for the training of civil servants or any other MDA.

"The building would possibly be handed over to any of the government MDAs," he revealed. "We have made the necessary follow-up and action is being taken in relation to the structures."

Mr. Lawson said the issue of the structures came up during a planning committee meeting where it was suggested that they should either be handed over to HRMO of the Public Service Commission to train civil servants or be given to any of the MDAs for use.

The Ministry of Education, he said, could not give substantive details about their future plans to use the buildings for their intended purpose after thorough engagement with the commission.

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