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Parliament Concludes Presidential Debate

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Parliament Concludes Presidential Debate


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Hon.AronKoroma, described President Koroma as a transformational leader, who has made agriculture the center stage of development, whilstchampioning transparency and accountability for good governance.For Hon. Patrick Foyah, the President’s leadership style was evident in the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Healso commended colleague MPs for engaging in the fight againstthe virus.In his contribution to the debate, the Chairman of Sports Committee, Hon. Hassan Sesay, highlighted the importance of transparency and accountability in Sports.


Chair for the Legislative Committee, Hon.AjibolaManley-Spain, appreciated the work of Parliament in enhancing theeffectiveness of the Executive by approving and ratifying projects for the country, whilst Hon. Emma Kowaunderscored the continuity of Government. Basing her contribution on the social aspects of life, she appreciated the work of the President but urged the House to recognize the legacies of the former government. Hon.AlhassanKamara commended President koroma for empowering the youth, noting that the Government’s development prioritiescut across all regions.


In the first round-up of the debate, the Deputy Minority Leader,Hon.Ansu Kai- Kai, commended the good work ofGovernment in certain sectors and recognized the role of both the Executive and Parliament in the fight against Ebola. He called on Government to provide resources for Parliament in order to monitor MDAs’ activities.


Concluding the debate, Leader of the House Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, titled his contribution “Stop Complaining and Start Competing.” He referred to recent Acts of Parliament such as “Small and Medium Enterprises Act” and“Local Content Act,” both of 2015, which he said empower Sierra Leoneans to get into businesses and improve their lot. He appreciated the work of the Executive in the development of the country and called on the youth to eschew violence. Hon.Bundualso urged the Ministry of Finance to capacitateParliament for her oversight functionsas she carries out her constitutional mandate to oversee MDAs and stop leakages.


In the three daysof debate, several many MPsmade salient contributions on both the achievements and challenges of the President. These were amply highlighted by the Chief Whip, the proposer of the motion as lessons learnt.

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