June 16, 2016Michael Sutherland-Shaw
Kebbe Kouroma, Accountant General, with the Government of Sierra Leone shakes hands with FreeBalance President and CEO Manuel Pietra during the 10th annual meeting of FISC in Managua, Nicaragua.
Ottawa, Canada (June 16, 2016) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) solutions, is pleased to announce that the Government of Sierra Leone has been elected chair of the FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC). Mr. Kebbe Kouroma, Accountant General, will serve as Chair on behalf of the Government of Sierra Leone for a one-year term.
The Government of Sierra Leone was elected by a group of government officials from 12 countries during the 10th annual meeting of FISC in Managua, Nicaragua. “It is an honour to represent the Government of Sierra Leone as Chair of the FreeBalance International Steering Committee,” said Kouroma. “The FISC provides a unique opportunity for FreeBalance customers from around the world to have a direct impact on the technology that will affect good governance, accountability and transparency in their countries.”
The FISC provides an interactive forum for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences among FreeBalance customers. Insights from FISC meetings and discussions provide leadership and vision for FreeBalance solutions for the public sector. These activities, combined with other aspects of the ISO9001:2008 certified “customer-centric” processes, ensures FreeBalance products meet changing international needs in a financially sustainable fashion.
The steering committee is critical to the FreeBalance customer-centric approach and social responsibility mandate of sharing governance improvement lessons. “The Government of Sierra Leone has been able to leverage FreeBalance technology to support public financial management reform and modernization efforts,” said Manuel Schiappa Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “This experience and leadership will be of great benefit to all FISC members. We’re looking forward to working with Mr. Kouroma as we grow and extend the mandate of FISC in support of our customers.”
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Public Financial Management (PFM) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management increase transparency and accountability to improve governance and reduce corruption. For more information, visit the FreeBalance website or follow us on Twitter.
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