About Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit

The MCC is a US foreign aid agency that is helping countries fight widespread poverty through economic growth. The MCC assesses over two hundred countries annually that are either LICs or LMICs on a competitive basis. To be selected, a country must pass a minimum of ten out of twenty governance related indicators including those of “political rights” and “control of corruption”.

These indicators cover three broad areas: Economic Freedoms, Investing in People and Ruling Justly. In 2012, Sierra Leone passed twelve out of twenty indicators including those of corruption and political rights and therefore qualified to develop a compact.

The Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU) an entity under the office of the Vice President was thus created to exercise and perform the Government’s rights and obligations to oversee, manage and implement a $44M Threshold Program (THP) over a four year period. The THP focuses on addressing two of the four binding constraints to growth identified in Sierra Leone’s constraints analysis (CA). These are: 1. Lack of access to reliable and affordable electricity; and 2. Lack of access to clean water and improved sanitation. The overall objective of the THP is to support effective service delivery and strengthen the financial viability of the electricity and water sectors. The THP was signed in November 2015 and entered into force in February 2016. Key Government partners that work with the MCCU to ensure that its overall objectives are achieved include GVWC, EDSA, EGTC and EWRC.

Our Team

Ndeye Fatu
Koroma

Chief Executive
Officer.

Sanira
Deen

Electricity Sector Reform
Project Director.

Ansumana
Lynton Swarray

Water Sector Reform
Project Director

Thekeka Moses
Conteh

Monitoring and Evaluation
and Economics Director.

Olubumi
Constant-Pratt

Chief Financial
Officer

Rashida
Dumbuya

Community, Environment
and Resettlement Expert

William E. I
Freeman

Press and Communication
Officer

Lucy
Lebbie

Finance and Admin
Officer

Ann-Marie
Bassie

Program Officer - Energy
Sector Reform Project

Fatmata
Barrie

Program Officer - Regulatory
Strengthening Project

Abrassac
Kamara

Program Officer - Water
Sector Reform Project

Board Membership

Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh

Vice President,
Republic Of Sierra Leone

Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa

Minister Of Finance
Government of Sierra Leone.

Alhaji Kanja Sesay

Minister Of Energy
Government of Sierra Leone.

Dr. Jonathan Tengbeh

Minister Of Water Resources
Government of Sierra Leone

Dr. Francis Kaikai

Minister Of Planning and Economic development
Government of Sierra Leone

Mrs. Marcella Samba Sesay

Executive Director
Campaign For Good Governance
Civil Society

Mr. Abu Bakarr Kamara

Coordinator
Budget Advocacy Network
Private Sector