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Transparency and Accountability Movement (T.A.M) Limited by Guarantee

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Joined March 2017

Our core object is to promote the fight against corruption by raising awareness about it to the general public in conformity with legislation. We have done several sensitization and more to be done.

Presence in: Sierra Leone
Focus: Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Other, Right to Information

T.A.M was originally known as Transparency and Accountability Group (T.A.G) in the year 2013 to 2017 prior to registration. When we started, we did several community sensitizations and one sensitization rally on the 27 April 2014 (Sierra Leone’s Independence day) to help raise awareness about the dangers of corruption to our nation. Transparency International (TI) was the driving force towards our vision for a record low corruption index as against the 84% stated on it report 2014 or if possible an elimination of corruption within our societies and Country at large. To this end however, we came to the realisation to register the group and do things in a more legal and formal approach. We went for the registration and during the process, we were informed about the statutory restriction on the use of the word ” Group ” and we were left with no other option but to change it to” movement” instead. We were able to secure a successful registration in March 2017 and since then, we have being working on our planned activities as in our work plan schedule before registration. However, moving as planned thus need a legal backing and consultations before we invoke any action community wise. Our first plan is to comprehensively explain the personal legal rights given to each Ward as enshrine in the Local Government Act 2004. This act clearly states the power of any ward within a constituency to take charge of it affairs as an independent block. We planned to do such involving relevant stakeholders within the ward/community and relating issues of importance to the local government act. We believe this will create a pivotal turn around on how we preserve governance and thus encourage national involvement in monitoring public officials, accounts and funds. Citizens will be more concern knowing their is a legal instrument backing their actions against corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation of public fund by those in charge of public positions. God bless us all.

People Associated With This Organization

Foday Kallon

Sierra Leone  
Transparency and Accountability...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Other, Right to Information
A Sierra Leonean by nationality/Birth, age 30+ years. Graduate from Fourah Bay College/University of Sierra Leone with B.Sc Honors in Accounting and Finance and currently acting Accountant at Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (SL) Limited /RITCORP.
I am personally highly interested in the fight against corruption, embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds by those in position of public trust. To this end however, I and other members have been able to register a local non-profit making organisation by the name Transparency and Accountability Movement (T.A.M) in order to help bring legal consciousness to communities and the general public on their role in monitoring public officials without overstating the limit of the law making use of existing statutory enactments/acts. With such education, we firmly hope that will start creating some changes in our respective communities/wards/constituency and the nation at large and usher in the need for citizens concern for the country.
Foday Kallon is the network champion (main point of contact) for Transparency and Accountability Movement (T.A.M) Limited by Guarantee.

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