Dozens of financial and performance auditors from Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya have joined the Sierra Leone Audit Service to carry out a forensic audit on the activities of the government of Ernest Bai Koroma as recommended by the Government Transition Team (GTT) report and upheld by President Julius Maada Bio. The GTT report alleges widespread corruption and cronyism under the former administration.
Very reliable information filtering in from our Eastern region reporters intimates that the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, Hon. Robin Faley is currently under enormous pressure from the people of the Njaluahun chiefdom in the Kailahun district urging him to return home to his former political party the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the best interest of his political career and the interest of them becausehas not just affected him personally and politically but has left behind a huge political leadership gap which they as a community have struggled and are still to fill.
Sierra Leone’s Parliament has deferred a debate on a controversial motion seeking to annul a contract for the production of the country’s passport. The decision to postpone the debate came after a divisive session last week Friday when members of the Opposition bench rejected an initial attempt by the governing Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to repeal the agreement first past in 2014.
The main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), which was in power when the deal with the UK firm Thomas de la Rue was reached, said the SLPP was using the wrong procedure to repeal the agreement.
"CHRDI notes with considerable alarm that this is very unfair behavior by our members of parliament. This Bill lacks consideration for the public interest and it is not justifiable under the current economic status of the country.
"As a respectable rights-based public social policy advocacy organization, we are charged with the responsibility to draw attention to the responsibility of duty bearers to uphold human rights and seek to support rights holders to claim their rights.”
Former Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Alpha Kanu in the Ernest Bai Koroma administration was recently prevented from leaving the country after being allegedly blocked at the Sierra Leone - Guinea border.
Alpha Kanu is a senior member of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC). He was apparently leaving the country by road through the border with neighboring Guinea over the weekend, but was prevented from doing so due to faulty documents.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has deliberated on theme “parliamentarians as champions for children, strengthening food and nutrition security in Sierra Leone”. The programme was organized by Focus 1000 and other partners in development with the view of strengthening and advocating stronger legislations on food and nutrition in the country.
Sierra Leoneans living in Edmonton belted out both their country’s national anthem and her national pledge, in a show of unity and solidarity at the weekend.
They were cued by the new leader of their community, Dr. Abu Conteh (seen with mike in photo with his opponent Kai Ngegba by his side). It was the first thing he did moments after winning the presidency of the Sierra Leone Association of Alberta on Saturday 27 October 2018.
Newly-approved Ambassador to US, Sidique Abou Bakarr Wai
Newly-approved Sierra Leone Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Washington, USA, Sidique Abou Bakarr Wai, has assured Sierra Leoneans that he will build on the existing ties between Sierra Leone and the United States of America when he assumed office.
He was speaking to journalists shortly after the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and the Public Service approved his nomination by President Bio to serve in that capacity.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 25th October 2018 debated and approved with unanimity the Fifteenth Report of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, chaired by the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Sidie M. Tunis.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Sierra Leone, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu extends his warmest congratulations and felicitations to the nominees, whilst encouraging them to execute their duties in the light of the skills they had acquired over the years in the confidence both Parliament and President Bio had reposed on them.
A top female APC politician has described the 9-Man APC Committee Report recently submitted to party members as 'complete bogus'.
Controversial but popular politician Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has called on her party comrades to dismiss the proposed 9-Man Committee Report that was formally presented to the National Advisory Committee of the APC in Freetown.