Fisheries Ministries Unveils Charter


Fisheries Ministry Unveils Service Charter

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Thursday, 5th March, 2021,  unveiled her ministry Service Charter at a short ceremony held at the ministry headquarter, Youyi Building, Freetown.

Speaking at the ceremony, Madam Emma Kowa Jalloh, said in their quest for fulfilment of the mandate of the ministry, they thought it necessary to keep the public abreast with its activities through a Service Charter.

She described the Charter as a public document that provides basic information about services provided by the ministry. She also referred to the Charter as an important tool that would promote commitment, healthy relationship between the ministry and other partners as well as instil confidence in the general public with regard to activities undertaken by every player in the sector.

The Charter, she said is about delivering services, promoting transparency and accountability. In a bid to promote the New Direction Agenda, she further said that the ministry has prioritized the participation of other stakeholders in order to achieve its dream through regular engagements and hoped the Charter will be used for its intended purpose.

Deputy Director of Fisheries, Josephus Mammie who chaired the programme, said the Charter contains vital information including license fees, policies, rules, regulations, vision, mission and other ancillary activities.

The programme which was attended by a cross-section of staff of the ministry, including the Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Ibrahim Turay and Director of Fisheries, Kadijatu Jalloh, was also graced by some members of the public and the press.



Few weeks ago I dropped a chat to check on my former boss of over five years. In tears she said to me “hey Kumba! thanks for checking. It a lonely being a leader because everybody thinks you are fine and you MUST be fine because you are at the top. You have no idea how much this means to me. I have been stressed out; having panic attacks etc. Actually, today is one of those days that I needed someone to just ask how are you doing and to let me know they are thinking of me. And to ice it all very well. You told me to have a lovely day and not forget to smile no matter what

Sometimes we feel so bad when people like our leaders, pastors, bosses, and even our parents don’t check on us, or show interest in our business. When they don’t ask us how are you doing, What’s going on with you…? We sometimes even conclude or feel they don’t care. I really understand with you coz I’ve  been there.  But what if you stop by to find out how they are doing; send them beautiful words to let them know you care and you are thinking of them?  Trust me, people at the top mostly feel abandoned, lonely and less thought of too. Simply because it is assumed all is well with them; and it all going very well because they are ‘running things’.  Believe me, everyone needs a shoulder to lean and cry on; a hug to keep warm; and a smile to hold the tears back. That include not only the poor and needy but even the wealthiest and most successful people at the zenith of life-they may just be hanging on the cliff about to let go.

As you go this week stop looking for a shoulder to lean on. Instead you be the shoulder that someone can lean on. Give somebody a call, drop a text message; especially to those that you might have assumed all is well with. You will be surprised how huge a difference your action will make. Remember, “each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. Phil. 2:4 (NET Bible).

Don’t forget to SMILE coz it looks good on you.

God bless you.


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