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“Salone will wreck if parliament fails” – Hon. Yumkella

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“Salone will wreck if parliament fails” – Hon. Yumkella

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Speaking about the government’s budget mentioned in the president’s statement, Yumkella said “it is still not in good shape, due to debt servicing and the payment of salaries and wages that is hugely affecting education and healthcare in the country”.

But he commended the government for introducing measures that have resulted in a surge in revenue mobilization, bringing in an additional Le1 trillion.

On government procurement, he spoke against over-pricing which is undermining the future of the children of Sierra Leone and the need to control Government expenditure.

Yumkella also praised the government for payment of $1.5 billion of debt inherited from the past APC government and for re-engaging the IMF to support development programmes in the country.

Speaking about the need for effective monitoring and supervision of the education sector, he called on Government to declare war on corruption in education, evidenced by examination mal-practices and the use of technology to prevent corruption.

On electoral reforms, he called on Government to introduce quota system for women representation as is the case in Rwanda.

He spoke about the need for capacity building for MPs, including help with research, provision of suitable office space, adding that “if Parliament fails in its duties, this country will wreck”.

He concluded by calling on Parliament to enact a Transition Law as in Ghana and Kenya, which  ensures that public officials appointed by the president, are not disadvantaged and treated unjustly, when a new president and government takes over.

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