NCD EMPOWERS WDC

Over fifty Ward Development Committee Members including ten community stakeholders in the country’s second capital city, Bo have applauded the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) for conducting what they described as a worthwhile training workshop on the theme “Promoting Democratic Good Governance at the Ward Committee Level” held in the Conference Room of the Bo District Council Hall on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Speaking to participants, the NCD Chairman, Dr. Abubakar H. Kargbo, revealed that his Commission is formed by an Act of Parliament charged with the responsibility of educating residents and institutions in the country about their civic rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis transparency, accountability, the dangers of corruption, capital flight and above all to strengthen civil society with the aim of enhancing responsible citizenry. He maintained that the workshop is aimed at capacitating Ward Development Committee Members and Councilors in order to effectively and efficiently deliver service at the ward level. Chairman Kargbo assured all that the workshop was meant to evaluate the effectiveness of the decentralization structure and the principles of democratic good governance geared towards dealing with concerns such as effective public service delivery as a crucial factor in the pursuit of the socio-economic wellbeing of people at the ward level.

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NCD SEEKS SUPPORT FROM NIGERIA

In a bid to effectively expand its constitutional mandate to the extreme parts of the country, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has on Thursday, 17th March, 2016 paid courtesy call on the Nigerian High Commissioner, Her Excellency (Mrs.) Gladys Modupeola Quist-Adebiyi at her office at 1, Umar Musa Ya’Adua Crescent, Hill Station in Freetown.

The NCD Chairman, Dr. Abubakar H. Kargbo, told Her Excellency that his Commission came into being as a result of international pressure on the then National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) as a wagon that would transform the country from the governing military regime to a full fledge and effective democratic state. Therefore, the Commission was at the initial stage established by the NPRC Decree No. 15 of 1994 and later by an Act of Parliament No 3 of 1996 charged with the responsibility of public education on democratic good governance vis-à-vis creating and sustaining awareness within the society on the principles and objectives of the Constitution as the foundational law of the land, educating and encouraging the public to defend the Constitution at all times against all forms of abuse and violation and cultivating a sense of nationalism, patriotism and loyalty to the state in every citizen etc.

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NCD Educates 10,000 Pupils on Civic Responsibilities in the Western Area

As part of its constitutional mandate to project the sovereignty of the state through nationalism and patriotism, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has commenced its public education campaign on nationalism and patriotism to more than ten thousand school going pupils in ten schools in the Western Urban and Rural part of the country on the topic: "Promoting Nationalism and Patriotism through an In-depth Understanding of the National Symbols" with the intention of "Catching them young".

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NCD CONDUCTS ON THE SPOT CHECKS OF SELECTED SCHOOLS FOR THE ERECTION OF FLAG POLES

Under the auspices of the NCD Director of Programmes, Kalie Sillah, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has on Friday, February 19, 2016 conducted on the spot checks of selected schools for the erection of flag poles and the inscription of key national symbols including the National Anthem and National Pledge.

The first of such visits with a view to monitoring progress made in respect of the work undertaken so far was done at the United Mission Primary School, a community school located at Kola Tree, a hilltop community in the outskirts of Calaba Town in the east end of Freetown.

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NCD CONCLUDES A THREE DAY STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT IN BO


After three days spent at the J & E Resort, Campus View, Towama in Bo, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has on Thursday, January 28, 2016 concluded a strategic planning retreat with a view to making NCD strategic in 2016 and beyond.

In his closing remarks to the retreat that attracted the Commissioners, Executive Secretary and staff of the Commission from the four regions and headquarters, the NCD Chairman, Dr. Abubakar H. Kargbo, used the occasion to extend thanks and appreciation to all for the wonderful deliberations that took place during the course of the retreat. He argued that the Commission had succeeded in soliciting the aspirations of its staff vis-à-vis the strategic plan that was put together for the first time in carrying out the work of the Commission.

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The Chairman
Dr. Abubakar Kargbo

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