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Posted 8/2/2017

The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms held their third National Technical Committee meeting of the ECOWAS –EU Small Arms Project on Thursday 13th July 2017.

The Technical Committee meeting brought together representatives from the Military, Sierra Leone Police, Mano River Union and Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms. 

Cross section of technical committee membersCross section of technical committee membersThe Project Coordinator, Mrs.  Wilhelmina Sho-Cole and Technical staff of the Commission were also in attendance


The Chairman for the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Col (Rtd) Saa Anthony Sinah, welcomed members of the Technical Committee to the meeting and gave a brief statement about the project. He intimated that there have been delays in the implementation of the project

The Project Coordinator made presentation on the work plan for 2017 against activities implemented. In her presentation, she stated that the project has undertaken robust information, sensitization and advocacy activities in Kailahun, Kenema, Kono and Koinadugu Districts. She maintained that the sensitization and community meetings held had made it possible for the project to receive over 70 weapons in the Koinadugu District and about 30 unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) in the Kailahun District. She stated that there have been delays from UNDP procurement which had hindered the progress of the project.

Technical Committee member from MRU, Mr. Jerry Tombolo recommended that the project team should liaise with UNDP Procurement unit on proper understanding of their procurement process.



The Deputy Commissioner concluded that the Commission is competent enough to manage funds from any International donor. 

Cross Section of Technical Committee MembersCross Section of Technical Committee Members