APC MP: Gov’t parastatals focus on money than work


February 27, 2015 By Jariatu S. Bangura

All Peoples Congress (APC) Member of Parliament for Constituency 32 in the Bombali District yesterday contended that most public officials are more focused on love of money instead of doing a diligent work.

Speaking during the parliamentary approval of presidential nominees, Hon. Dan Y. Sesay questioned the sincerity of his colleague lawmakers on the Appointment Committee as according to him, they should set the best example before criticising or pointing fingers at others.

Hon. Sesay urged the nominees to work hard and join others in the public service to pioneer success of development across the country, adding that nominees to the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation board should initiate strategies and policies that would help improve the country’s reputation.

Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Ibrahim R. Bundu, prayed that any group of individuals or MPs engaged in unlawful acts be punished by God as it was a curse for an elected MP to serve for five years without doing the right thing.

He noted that some lawmakers spend long spells in parliaments around the world with much controversy, unlike in Sierra Leone.

The controversial Majority Leader opined that lawmakers should be given time to prove themselves because the more time they serve the more experience they would garner, and much to be benefit by the state.

He recalled that after the 2012 parliamentary elections many prominent MPs lost their seats, thus leaving a huge capacity gap in parliament.

The nominees interviewed were: PC Alimamy  Bockarie Yellah Koroma III, Rev. Dr. Usman Jesse Fornah, Rosetta Sovula and Mark Mahmoud Kalokoh, as board members at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporations; Michael Augustus Collier, Rev. Raymond Ayodele Bola-Williams, to serve on the board of Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency; Joe Abass Bangura – member National Youth Commission; Doreen Z. Faux – member Judicial and Legal Service Commission; and Parker Kamara – member National Tourist Board.