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Vision

Mission

Mandate

Mission

ONS is to effectively coordinate the national security and intelligence architecture with the aim of creating the enabling environment for sustainable national development, poverty reduction and conflict prevention.

Mandate

As referred to above, the ONS is established as the secretariat of the National Security Council and is headed by the National Security Coordinator – Section 17(1) of the National Security and Central Intelligence Act (2002). Without prejudice to the generality of this overarching requirement of the institution, the mandate of the ONS encompasses the specific responsibilities of the National Security Coordinator and other assigned and implied tasks/responsibilities provided in the Act.

Vision

The ONS aspires to achieve the provision of a transparent, apolitical, accountable and operationally effective structure; staffed by high calibre individuals of great integrity, safeguarding a free, independent and democratic Sierra Leone and the wellbeing of its people.

Who We Are

Background of ONS

The Office of National Security (ONS) was established by an Act of Parliament - The National Security and Central Intelligence Act (2002) by the end of Sierra Leone’s 1991- 2002 rebel war. It was to serve as the secretariat of the National Security Council (NSC) to fulfil an urgent demand for a high level authority to provide for the coordination and oversight of the security sector, the object for which the NSC was established to provide the highest forum for the consideration and determination of matters relating to the security of Sierra Leone.

Hence, the National Security and Central Intelligence Act (2002) which provided the legal framework for the establishment of the ONS achieved the key twin goals of full oversight, and control and coordination of the security sector.

MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COORDINATOR

Executive

J A O Tucker - National Security Coordinator
Abdulai Caulker - Deputy National Security Coordinator

Core Values

Integrity

Professionalism

Transparency

Accountability

Political
Neutrality

ONS AT WORK

PARTNERS

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