ACC present Braille embossed documents to the Society for the Blind of Sierra Leone
The Anti-Corruption Commission has presented the Braille version of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008, an abridged version of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2008-2013, and the Best Practice Guide on The Use of Government Property to the Milton Margai School for the Blind, for and on behalf of the Blind Community of Sierra Leone at a ceremony today 11th May 2011 at the Cathedral House Hall in Freetown.
The aim of documenting these Braille embossed documents the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption said, is to promote the campaign for recognition of equality for all before the law. Mr. Kamara said this gesture is to bring equality to the blind people in Sierra Leone and widen public access to information. He said he took passion in working with the blind because he is aware that history of blind people is largely unrecorded and their accomplishment is shrouded in obscurity.
He noted that the ACC wants support for the value of blind people in the infrastructure of development in our nation. He said the Commission is committed to see educational programmes that acknowledge the talent of the blind. He called on all Sierra Leoneans to find ways that would lead to a corrupt free Sierra Leone.
The Principal of the Milton Margai School for the Blind Albert Sandy, commended the Commissioner and Staff of the ACC for their support to the school in particular and the Blind in general. Mr. Sandy noted that the Braille embossed document will give blind people access to information about the work and activities of the ACC. He called on other Non-Governmental Organizations to emulate the work of ACC.
The Chairperson for the Occasion, George Coleridge Taylor, in his statement said the event signified the new trend in providing for the needs of the physically challenged. He commended the Anti-Corruption Commission for producing the Braille embossed documents for the elevation, education and guidance for the visually impaired. He also added that these documents will provide access to the Anti-Corruption message for a previously excluded but significant segment of our population. He affirmed that it will hereby swell the army of civic mentors in the fight against corruption. The Chairman concluded prayerfully, that may all those who use the documents contribute to the creation of a peaceful, developed and a corrupt-free Sierra Leone for this generation and succeeding ones.
Ms. Mia Seppo, Country Director of UNDP, similarly expressed support and enthusiasm for the project. Excerpts of the documents were read by two young pupils of the Milton Margai School for the Blind. The Braille documents will be distributed to all Libraries in Tertiary Institutions, the House of Parliament and all Blind Schools in the Regions.
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