Madam Alghali outlined some of the duties of the Vice President as follows: Chairman of Police Council, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralization, Justice Sector Leadership Group, National Focal Person for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), and deputize His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio as may be delegated and any other duties.
The Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh enlightened the gathering that the essence of the workshop was to change the reality in his Office, and aligned it with the New Direction. One of the core objectives of the program was for the Vice President’s Office to build strong institutions, and to allowed institutional management and monitoring. He said some of the institutions presently assigned to his Office for supervision were costing Government huge financial burden just on operations in the past, but the Honourable Vice President assured that such financial cost will now be monitored and controlled in line with President Bio’ pronouncement on the control of financial leakages in Parliament last year.
Vice President Jalloh outlined some of the clusters in the Organogram as follows: Building strong and effective local governance with the aim of supporting devolution and avoid conflict of interest especially between Paramount Chiefs and Local Councils; how to implement President Bio’s pronouncement on rape and sexual violence, by ensuring that a Focal Person is appointed in his Office to coordinates with Civil Society, Non Governmental Organizations; and promoting investment to derived economic growth among others.
Dr. Jalloh stated that the major process to achieve his vision is coordination among various institutions in his Office, and among Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He maintained that coordination is vital to ensured institutions delivered.
He concluded by urging Officers in various institutions to support one another, increased interaction among senior management, and assured staff of work stability in the supervised institutions to ensured effectiveness, commitment and delivery. The workshop was organized from the 28th February to 1st March 2019, and was the first to be organized in the Office.