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Steering Committee on Public Sector Reform

Steering Committee on Public Sector Reform

The Steering Committee on Public Sector Reform (SCPSR) was inaugurated on 18th January 2024. The Secretary to the President is the Chairman of the Committee, while the Director of the Public Sector Reform Unit serves as Secretary.

The objective for constituting the SCPSR is for it to serve as a critical platform to identify reform challenges and gaps, approve recommendations proffered in the Management and Functional Review Reports, and ensure timely and influential intervention for the effective implementation of those approved recommendations. Part of the strategic role of the SCPSR will also be to brainstorm on wider reform programmes across MDAs and Local Councils and provide strategic directives for the next steps.

Looking at the Scope of the Committee, it is charged with the responsibility of identifying reform challenges and gaps and providing strategic directions for the entire public sector environment, including Local Councils and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

The SCPSR is comprised of the following members:-

  1. The Secretary to the President, Chairman of the Committee
  2. The Secretary to the Vice President
  3. The Chairman, Public Service Commission
  4. The Chairman, Judicial and Legal Services Commission
  5. The Chairman, Parliamentary Services Commission
  6. The Chairman, Health Service Commission
  7. The Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service
  8. The Director-General, Human Resource Management Office
  9. The Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  10. The Director-General, Ministry of Defence
  11. The Director, Public Sector Reform Unit
  12. The Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance
  13. The Development Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development
  14. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs
  15. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs
  16. The Permanent Secretary, Local Government and Community Affairs
  17. The Chief Executive Officer, Wages and Compensation Commission
  18. The Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission
  19. The Chairman, National Privatization Commission
  20. The Director-General, National Disaster Management Agency
  21. The Solicitor-General
  22. Governance Advisor, Chief Minister’s Office
  23. The Coordinator, Justice Sector Development Programme
  24. The Principal, Civil Service Training College

Past Coordinators and Directors

Joe N. Lappia (PhD.) – Coordinator, Governance Reform Secretariat, 2000 – 2003

Mr. Emmanuel B. Osho Coker – Coordinator, Governance Reform Secretariat, 2003 to 2009

Julius Sandy (PhD.) – Director, Public Sector Reform Unit, 2009 – 2013

Ms. Sidratu Koroma – Director, Public Sector Reform Unit, 2013 to 2018

Mrs. Georgiana Kamara (deceased) – Director, Public Sector Reform Unit, 2018 to 2023