Concord Times (Freetown)

11 February 2013

Sierra Leone: NACSA Launches 38 New Projects in the South

The Southern Regional Coordinator of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Osman Jalloh commonly called O.J., has disclosed to Concord Times that the commission has concluded the launching ceremonies of all projects in the southern region.

According to Jalloh, the commission has launched 38 new projects including water wells to be constructed in the southern region, disclosing that the last launching was done in Bonthe District on February 5 this year.

He said they are working with community management committees and local councils in all the 38 project locations in the region to closely monitor the work and ensure that quality work is done.

The regional coordinator pointed out that the commission would use thorough monitoring as a tool to ensure contractors complete their work within the agreed time, as well as do quality job.He stressed that any contractor who fails to work within the agreed timeframe would lose his or her collateral.

Jalloh disclosed that they would soon start the commissioning and handing over of finished projects to the district councils, adding that the handing over will be done alongside the donation of monies that would be put in savings accounts to be managed by the Community Management Committees (CMC). The monies, he said, would go towards maintenance work for the buildings and water wells to be constructed.

He further disclosed that they would embark on the training of all CMC members in the 38 projectlocations.

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