Category Archives: Governance

Parliament Summons NCD Boss

Members of the parliamentary committees on Presidential and Defence, Works, Housing and Infrastructure, last Friday summoned the chairman and senior officials of National Commission for Democracy (NCD) with a view to for the latter to provide an update on their

Parliament Inspects Water Facilities in Freetown

The Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources last Friday (12th June) inspected water facilities of the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) in Freetown to get firsthand information about the company’s operations, water quality and supply to the Western Area and its

Asset Commissioner Outlines Challenges

Chairman and senior officials of the National Asset and Government Property Commission last Friday narrated to Members of Parliament the challenges they are facing since they took up office. Chairman Alhaji Unisa Alim ‘Awoko’ Sesay said the commission is one

P’ment Extends Emergency Laws for 90 Days

Parliament yesterday extended public emergency laws for a further 90 days after heated deliberations by lawmakers representing the ruling party and opposition. Prior to the extension, there had been calls from the opposition and some civil society groups for the

Dfid Perm SEC Extols President Koroma

Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Development (DFID) Mark Lowcock Thursday 4th June registered his profound satisfaction and admiration over the role played by President Ernest Bai Koroma and government in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease

African CSOs Urge AU to Support ICC, Revise Immunity Clauses

The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) and some 34 African civil society organizations have called on the African Union (AU) to unequivocally express support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), and to ensure that such support is

Parliament Rejects Kenema City Council

Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Economic Development yesterday rejected the budget expenditure of the Kenema City Council for the year 2014 and 2015, as they found the “expenditures unreliable”. It could be recalled that in November 2014,

Evacuated From Sierra Leone and the Boy I Can’t Forget [press release]

Dr. Sophie Reshamwalla’s time in Sierra Leone was cut short. The Red Cross doctor was evacuated from our treatment centre as a precautionary measure earlier this year. In this blog, Sophie talks about the journey home and the boy she