Receiving the report, His Excellency Julius Maada Bio stated that the Ombudsman is very crucial in promoting good governance and holding public officials to account. The President said his government is committed to enhancing public accountability and therefore would give his fullest support to the work of the Ombudsman.
The report gives an account of the stewardship of Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson in his first year as Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone. It highlights the number and nature of complaints the Office of the Ombudsman received and resolved, and the outreach activities undertaken in 2017 as well as the audited financial statement of the Office for the 2016 financial year.
The Ombudsman was accompanied by the following members of his staff to present the report: Dr Sheku Conteh – Executive Secretary, Mr. Alhaji Mansaray – Head of Investigations and Mediation, Mr. Abdulai Senesie – Principal Investigator, Ms. Mamie Fomba – Investigation Officer and Ms. Kadijatu Jalloh – Mediation Officer.