By MFMR Media Unit
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources has unveiled her ministry’s Service Charter at a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarter, Youyi Building in Freetown yesterday 11th March, 2021.
Speaking at the ceremony, Madam Emma Kowa Jalloh, said in their quest for fulfillment of the mandate of the ministry, they thought it necessary to keep the public abreast with its activities through a Service Charter. She described the Charter as a public document that provides basic information about services provided by the ministry.
She also referred to the Charter as an important tool that would promote commitment, healthy relationship between the ministry and other partners as well as instill confidence in the general public with regard to activities undertaken by every player in the sector.
The Charter, she said is about delivering services, promoting transparency and accountability. In a bid to promote the New Direction Agenda, she furthered that the ministry has prioritize the participation of other stakeholders in order to achieve its dream through regular engagements and hoped the Charter will be used for its intended purpose.
Deputy Director of Fisheries, Josephus Mammie who chaired the programme, said the Charter contains vital information including license fees, policies, rules, regulations, vision, mission and other ancillary activities.
The programme which was attended by a cross-section of staff of the ministry, including the Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Ibrahim Turay and Director of Fisheries, Kadijatu Jalloh, was also graced by some members of the public and the press.