“I am very happy and pleased to see so many of your faces again. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped us from meeting and interacting last year. But now, we are back to our annual tradition and are meeting in person again to continue to work together, affirm our membership to keep our environment intact.” With these words, the Honorary President of the Board of Trustees at the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL), Mr. Charles Showers, welcomed members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2022.
CSSL Annual General Meeting: Lively Membership for Nature
On 26th November 2022, CSSL members met at the Council of Churches of Sierra Leone (CCSL) Conference Hall at King Harman Road in Freetown to get information about ongoing developments, including achievements, challenges of the Society in the year under review. The meeting was also meant to outline to membership some key opportunities identified, and strategies that CSSL has forged to sustain its operations amidst all prevailing global challenges. It was also an opportunity for members to provide meaningful contributions in the form of comments, recommendations and feedback on updates provided by management.
Among the presentations made was one delivered on CSSL´s Annual Audit Report by the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, Madam Augusta Foday-Kalone. She said, the auditors’ financial report gave a true and fair view of the financial position of CSSL as of 31st March 2022, and its financial performance and cash flows were in accordance with international financial reporting standards.
The Executive Director, Dr. Sheku Kamara, presented on the programmatic performance of the organisation over the reporting period. Among other things, he updated members on the Society’s achievement in developing a five-year strategic plan (2021 – 2025), which he said would serve as the road map of CSSL’s operations over the lifespan of the strategy.
After the presentations, members raised several questions and comments, which were adequately responded to by Dr. Kamara. The deliberations at the AGM spoke volumes about the relevance of membership to CSSL. The discussions further confirm the assertion that, in order to make a real difference for our environment and the future of our children, CSSL depends on its diverse membership, including Corporate, Scientific, Scholastic, International and Ordinary membership.
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