Sierra Leone has achieved an overall high score of 87.5% in implementing the 2019 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard. The overall score reflects an average of the three component scores on ‘Stakeholder engagement’, ‘Transparency’, and ‘Outcomes and Impact’.
The announcement was made by the EITI Board Chair- Hon. Helen Clerk at the ongoing 54th EITI Board meeting in Oslo, Norway.
The validation assessment found that Sierra Leone has exceeded three EITI Requirements, fully met 16, Mostly met 6 and partly met 1 requirement. Six EITI requirements are not applicable. Sierra Leone was also awarded two additional points on the Effectiveness and sustainability indicators.
The report further notes that implementation has revitalized since the previous Validation in 2018. This was attributed to strong government commitment and leadership led by H.E President Bio in transforming natural resource governance.
Congratulations to the Honourable Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh – SLEITI Champion, the Minister of State, Office of the Vice President and Chair of the SLEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group – Francess Piagie Alghali, the SLEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group and SLEITI Secretariat for this outstanding progress.
The full validation report will be presented to H.E the President by the SLEITI Team very shortly.