By MFMR Media Unit
It is an established fact that Women in leadership positions can perform equally as their Male counterparts, if not, better.
Efforts made so far in transforming the fisheries sector into an enviable entity, under the dynamic leadership of Hon. Emma Kowa Jalloh and team of committed administrators and technocrats continue to hit the headlines and attract interested partners.
As a transparent and open entity, the ministry has successfully gone through series of vigorous evaluation exercises conducted by reputable institutions within and out of the country.
In a recent report on a survey carried out by the Prevention Department of the Anti-Corruption Commission, dubbed, “Gauging Compliance with ACC initiatives in ministries, Departments, Agencies and Councils”, the ministry scored 73% with fourth position, among the aforementioned respondents.
The May, 2021 survey which focused on a number of areas, including Financial Management, Fuel and Transport Management, Monitoring of Fishing Companies, Fish Landing Sites, Fisheries Surveillance and Fixed Asset Management, approved and commended the ministry for meeting most of the recommendations and benchmarks, including the development, launching, publishing and displaying of its Service Charter at strategic locations, developing the Fisheries Regulations, rehabilitating Fish Landing Sites and using an effective system to monitor the activities and compliance of fishing vessels.
In a letter of appreciation from the Director of Prevention, ACC, dated, 25TH May, 2021, the commission, described the ministry as “one of the best in terms of compliance to the implementation of their systems review recommendations”.
“Our monitoring records show that you are progressively improving in your implementation status………your compliance level now stands 73% which is encouraging and we hope that you will continue to further improve on your rating as this will show that you are addressing corruption vulnerabilities in your institution”, the letter further stated.