• January 29, 2024

Speaker Apologies to Sierra Leoneans

Speaker Apologies to Sierra Leoneans
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By Alusine Fullah

In the past days, a lot have been said and written about parliament. The concerns in the recent days are more particularly about the Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass Bundu and the Clerk of Parliament, Paran Tarawalie.

In line with the foregoing, allegedly, Paran Tarawalie has been on the firing line for conflict of interest (employing his wife human resource manager in parliament). In a form of managing this crisis for parliament, Dr. Abass Bundu as the speaker has on Thursday 25th January, 2024 gave a personate and apological speech to the people of Sierra Leone…”

 

“And it has become so palpable that we are under heavy attack and denigration from the general public. For this reason alone, quite apart from there seemingly being also a lapse in the dignity and decorum of parliament, as the arm of government entrusted with the sacred responsibility to make the laws of the land, for the present there is absolutely nothing for us to celebrate. On the contrary we should all apologise to the people of the country whose trust and confidence we bear and on whose behalf…”

 

The speaker refuted that claims of certain media houses and social media users of him and the Clerk of Parliament of being in loggerheads. He said: “Let it be stated here loud and clear that the Speaker and the Clerk of parliament are not loggerheads with each other…

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