His Excellency the President on Tuesday 21st April 2009 conveyed approval for the operationalization of a new Comprehensive Public Sector Reform Programme. The Programme, which has been jointly developed by the Government of Sierra Leone and our Development Partners evolved out of genuine concern to create a capacitated and performance-oriented Public Service, that is beneficial to both service users and service providers. This new 4-year programme:
The new programme presents a Public Sector Reform Framework that provides for managing reform in all the identified environments, namely: Civil Service, Local Government, Justice Sector, Parliamentary Service, Security Sector and sub-vented Agencies/Departments. The framework is holistic, covering among others, the following thematic areas:
The Programme responds to the poor performance of the Civil Service over the years and gives a comprehensive detail of the essential requirements for a modern Civil Service, which are vital for us to meet our developmental goals. It:
Further, the programme takes cognizance of recent restructuring, including the resuscitation of Local Government institutions, and provides for the human as well as the infrastructural capacity to support the reform initiatives. Finally Government wishes to commend our Development Partners particularly DFID, EC, UNDP and World Bank for their support and active participation in designing the Programme.