(JANUARY – MARCH 2021)
UNAUDITED FINANCIAL REPORT ON NaCOVERC’S ACTIVITIES
Since the first index case of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities in Sierra Leone have initiated decisive measures to address the current COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Response is being run against the overarching policy environment of a national state of Public Health Emergency proclaimed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Brig (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio on 24th March 2020.
Sierra Leone has retained essential health services and kept case number low. According to the Centre for Disease Control, Sierra Leone is at Level-1, that is, low risk. The country’s 28-days COVID 19 rate is at 0.1 per 100,000 population in March 2021..
Trend in daily COVID-19 cases per million people in Mano River Union Countries.
Transparency and Reporting
Sections 5 & 6 of The Corona Virus Disease Emergency Fund (Management) Regulations, 2020 guides the procurement processes and transparency requirement of NACOVERC. Section 5 entreats NACOVERC to ensure value for money and the procurement process is overseen by an Advisory body that advises on procurement methods and evaluate application, procurement proposals, bids and contracts.
During the reporting period, the total procurement undertaken amount to Le 9.2 billion (Annex 1) and includes:
- Procurement for the supply and delivery of spares for loaned vehicles and motor bikes;
- Procurement for the supply and delivery of 500,000 customised face mask with NaCOVERC emblem to increase visibility of the face mask campaign;
- Procurement of additional 220-230 c ft of 40liters refill oxygen cylinders at 99.97% purity;
- Procurement for the supply and delivery of assorted home materials; and
- Procurement for the supply and delivery of soap making materials for the management of covid-19 cases.