The view of the People
The Paramount Chieftaincy system was introduced
during the colonial era in Sierra Leone, giving
rise to an alternative governance structure to that
of the ‘kings and queens system’, which was in
place prior to colonialism. Before the system of
Paramount Chieftaincy was introduced leadership
was acquired through wisdom, conquest and
the finding of new settlements. As such, those
community leaders were not voted for but were
respected and honoured as kings and queens,
given the right to lead through a social contract
(L-R) Sheku James, Sallieu Kamara and Augustine Kaichakwa Mattia taking
Coordinates at Boli-Bana, Warreh Yama community in Makarie Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali District
Three staff of the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) have completed training in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) in the northern headquarter of Makeni. The three staff are: Sheku James, Sallieu Kamara and Augustine Mattia.
The three-phase training, which started in January 2013, successfully ended in June 2013 with the awards of Diploma certificates.
The training was organized and facilitated by the Coalition Factory in the Netherlands with funding from Cordaid Netherlands.
The Chiefdom Governance Reform Campaign Team consisting of Partners Initiative for Conflict Transformation (PICOT) , Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), Search for Common Ground (SFCG), Christian Aid and IBIS has been working on the reform of Chiefdom governance with a view to ensure that it is participatory and accountable.
The Executive Director
Mr. Abu Brima