NCPD Trains New Staff
The National Commission for Persons with Disability (NCPD) on Friday 3rd March, 2017 ended a two-day training for 70 newly-recruited staff on the theme; ‘Empowering Staff For Quality Service Delivery’ at the headquarters of Sight Savers, Smart Farm, Off Wilkinson Road in Freetown. (Photo: Participants and NCPD Commissioner on the opening ceremony of the training)
Fredrick Kamara, Chairman and Chief Commissioner of NCPD said that the training is to capacitate staff to be professional in their work and encouraged them to know about the nitty-gritty of the Commission responsible for the wellbeing of persons with disability nationwide.
According to the Chief Commissioner, there are challenges in every institution including how to distinguish the roles and functions of staff, one of the reasons for the orientation for them to be au-fait with their functions especially their mandate to cater for the welfare of people with disability and admonished them to be attentive and actively participate in the two-days event that would help to capacitate them.
NCP Executive Secretary, Saa Kortequee stated that even though the new staff has Terms Of Reference (TOR), there is need for them to know the other departments within the Commission adding, “disability is not inability, work in the best interest of the Commission and seek the wellbeing of persons with disability.”
Saa Kortequee reiterated the need for the orientation of the new staff that would adequately prepare them for the task ahead as well as their interaction with the public enlightening that some of the topical issues discussed is the Sustainable Development Goal 2030 is dealing with persons with disability and disability issues.
The President of the Sierra Leone Union of Disability (SLUD) Issues, Franklyn Kabba-Bangura, who chaired the opening ceremony, encouraged the new staff to work hard to seek the interest of persons with disability.
Some of the topics discussed at the orientation included Records Management and Archiving, Handling the Media on Disability Issues, Public Accounts and Financing, Project Management and Proposal Writing.
Participants assured the Commissioners of their commitment and dedication to the Commission and to serve people with disability to the best of their ability.
Some NCDP Commissioners witnessed the ceremony.
By Abdul R. Bedor Kamara
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