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MANDATE

The Mandate of the Ministry is the formulation of policies and laws that regulate standards and services in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector, Telecommunications and the Media industry. It is also charged with the responsibility of developing and administering ICT standards, building capacity of mass media and ICT, and the dissemination of public information through the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).

VISION

To live in a digitally inclusive society with synergy between the people and the State.

MISSION

To develop and promote ICT growth and render effective information services to the Sierra Leone society.

FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTRY

The function of the Ministry is executed by the two Directorates

Communications (ICT and Telecommunication)

Information – (Internal and External Information Services)


POLICY PRIORITIES

In fulfilling its core functions, and in light of prevailing environment, the Ministry has adopted the following policy priorities:

Implementation  of  service charter

Capacity building in the ICT sector

Modernization of equipment

Facilitation of the  Development of knowledge based information society

Continuous review of the legal framework

Promotion of  regional and international corporation in ICT issues

Creation of employment through outsourcing of ICT services

Periodically review and update National ICT policy to facilitate development of the ICT sector

Curbing corruption. 


CORE VALUES 

Accountability and transparency

Equity and equality

Professionalism and ethical practices

Teamwork and passion for results

Honesty and integrity

Innovativeness and creativity

Efficiency and effectiveness

Patriotism

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

This department has various divisions that include;-  Administration, Human resources, Finance and Accounts; Internal Audit, Procurement, Strategic Communication/Outreach, Information Directorate and Directorate of Communications. These divisions perform different specialized duties that collectively ensure the smooth running of the Ministry.

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION SERVICES 

The directorate of Information is responsible for: formulation, interpretation and implementation of information policies, strategies and programmes; Management of public information; branding, promotion and maintenance of positive image of the government both locally and internationally; Building of mutual relations between internal and external publics; Conducting  information research and provision of  appropriate strategies; advising on all matters relating to information services; cover development projects socio-economic and cultural activities in line with the constitution, the Sierra Leone National Medium-Term Development Plan 2018-2023,  Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); The directorate also provides information that enhances security, peace and national cohesion; coordinating all information services locally and outside the country; gathers, packages, documentation and disseminate news and information. Additionally the Directorate is responsible for writing and /or translating articles and features; verifying the accuracy of the news; dispatching news to other media and maintaining an effective newsletter; digitizes and avails information to the citizenry on the Government Information Portal.  

The Directorate supervises the following sectors:

Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation

Right to Access Information Commission 

Sierra Leone News Agency (SLENA)

Independent Media Commission (IMC)

Sierra Leone Postal Services (SALPOST)

Government Printers (GP)


  


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