MoPED UPDATE SERIES
MoPED UPDATE SERIES
Tuesday 16th March,2021, on our ” MoPED Update Series”, the Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Titus-Williams addressed staff of the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) on the Roll-Out of the Districts Development Coordination Committees (DDCC) and the next steps in the the implementation of the process in all the 16 Districts in Sierra Leone.
The event, which brought together Councillors, Core Staff of the Council headed by the Chairman and the team from the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, headed by the Deputy Minister, was hosted at the WARDC Hall in Waterloo.
In his statement, Kasho J. Holland-Cole, Chairman, WARDC, thankfully welcome the MoPED team, noted the importance of effective coordination of development programmes and service delivery, registered his complements to the ministry for the close collaboration. He noted his Council’s commitment to the Roll-Out of the DDCC process within his constituent.
In his opening remarks, Rev. Dr. Titus-Williams highlighted the essence of the meeting on the Roll-Out of the DDCC with the aim of revitalizing and strengthening the Coordination platform, in enhancing effective Service Delivery of development within districts. He noted that the DDCC was a key outcome on the District popularization and decentralization of ownership of the MTNDP in all the 16 districts.
He pointed out that MoPED intends to institutionalize permanent coordination structure at districts level to be anchored in Local Councils, this he said will address the problem of duplication, Service delivery, overlap and fragmented interventions with actors operating in silos at state and non state levels.
Dr. Titus-Willams registered government commitment and ownership of the process, as reflected in the 2021 budget allocations, noted that the DDCC should not be seen as a parallel structure but rather a platform that brings together Development partners and MDAs to discuss development and share information for the development of the respective districts.
Presentation and discussions on the DDCC were facilitated by MoPED’s professional staff present.
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