The Local Government Act 2004 devolves responsibility for rural and peri-urban water supply and environmental health functions (sanitation and hygiene) to local councils.… Read More


The National Decentralisation Policy serves as a guide to the Government and key actors in implementing, strengthening and deepening decentralisation in Sierra Leone. The present decentralisation process is principled on the concept that semi-autonomous entities are better placed to address the immediate needs in their various localities than the central Government. Decentralisation has moved a long way since its introduction in May 2004. This document aims to further enhance coordination, improve service delivery, facilitate a well coordinated revenue generation between traditional authorities and local councils, and improve accountability and transparency which is the hallmark of Sierra Leone’s decentralisation.… Read More