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IN PARLIAMENT

Parliament Approves Bio Fuel Project …4000 Youths to Gain Employment
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by Santigie Kamara on Nov 13, 2010, 03:38
The Honourable Members of the House of Parliament on Tuesday 9th February 2010 ratified the Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement which were laid on the table of the House on Tuesday 19th October this year between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Addax Bio-energy Sierra Leone Limited, and Addax and Oryx Holdings BV



Beware! That Chieftaincy Act 2008 To Be Passed By Sierra Leone Parliament
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by A Y Kallay :aliup88@yahoo.com on Feb 9, 2009, 10:20

Paramount Chieftaincy Administration in Sierra Leone and elsewhere in Africa forms an integral aspect of governance.  Policies and programmes of the Central Government reach the man or woman in the village through the chiefs.  A legacy left behind by the Colonial Administration for smooth governance in the hinterland through the then Kings/Queens and rulers who were renamed Paramount Chiefs after the Protectorate Treaty was signed.





The National Drug Control Act As Ratified by the Sierra Leone Government
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by on Sep 5, 2008, 14:20

The thrust of this Bill is to establish a National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, provide for the control of narcotic drugs and prevent their abuse.  The Bill also seeks to implement the provisions of the International Drug Control Conventions, which have not been domesticated by Sierra Leone, though they have been signed/ ratified by the Sierra Leone Government. Part III of the Bill proscribes drug abuse, drug trafficking and other conduct.  Clause 8 prohibits the production, cultivation, manufacture, exportation and importation of drugs.  This is aimed at controlling the source of drugs and carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.





Parliament to Debate Tejan-Cole’s Draconian Corruption Bill in September
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by on Jun 25, 2008, 02:03

Some legal luminaries in the country have described the
Tejan Cole....absolute power
new Anti Corruption Bill as a document put together to crucify innocent Sierra Leoneans and to limit job opportunities to a few individuals in the legal field, while a cross section of members of the civil society group have condemned it out rightly, stating that the bill is not a respecter of principles and humanity.
The new Anti Corruption Commission Bill makes provision  only for lawyers with not less than ten years legal experience and administrative background to be appointed as Commissioner, while the Deputy Commissioner shall have proven knowledge, ability and experience of at least ten years in accounting

banking, financial services or any relevant profession and shall be a person of conspicuous probity.Further, other sections of the new bill give power to the Commission to arrest girlfriends, concubines, paramour of person(s) under investigation by the commission. The bill unfolds the complicated nature involves in the removal of the Commissioner and dictates the number of years the Commissioner and his Deputy to be in office, with clauses included for their re-appointments. 





Parliamentarians: Should Be Representatives of The People
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by Alhaji Saidu Kamara on May 1, 2008, 12:20

The complexities of modern governance and the tremendous increase in the size of the population today cannot allow all the people to converge at a particular point and take decisions on national issues affecting the nation, which used to obtain in Greek city states.  This was direct democracy.





How Separation Of Powers Work In A Democratic System
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by on Feb 5, 2008, 02:55

Separation of powers, a term coined by French political Enlightenment thinker Baron de Montesquieu, is a model for the governance of democratic states. The model is also known as Trias Political. Under this model, the state is divided into branches or estates and each estate of the state has separate and independent power and areas of responsibility.





APC Chairs 16 Parliamentary Oversight Committees,SLPP 7 And PMDC 1
IN PARLIAMENT
Posted by Saidu Kamara 033-744-898 on Oct 4, 2007, 03:12

Hon. Alimamy P. Koroma.. heads Development and Economic Planning Committee
A total of 24 Parliamentary Oversight Committees and 6 In-House Committees have been announced last Tuesday, in Parliament. The Parliamentary Oversight Committees are charged with the task of supervising Government Ministries and Departments.Out of those committees, the majority All People’s Congress Party is chairing 16 Parliamentary Oversight Committees.Those Committees are the Select, the Standing Order and the Supervising Committees.The Select Committee comprises of the entire parliamentary leader in parliaments.With the formation of the Parliamentary Oversight Committees, the third Parliament, of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone






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