The attention of the House of Parliament has been drawn to a publication in the press, by one Abdul Fatorma of Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) making grave allegations of misuse of public funds which Mr. Fatorma directs at Members of Parliament.

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In the light of this, members of the public are reminded of the obligations of citizens as contained in Section 13 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone (1991) under the heading, “Duties of the citizen.”

Furthermore, Parliament being a house of records, would encourage the CHRDI to produce documentary evidence backing those claims, e.g. that Le 120 billion have been allocated to or spent by Parliamentarians in the last five years.

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Media owners are also advised to pay heed to the obligation for accuracy and responsibility as per the Media Code of Practice (articles 1 &2).

Parliament therefore wishes to assure the public that though the House is in recess, necessary steps are being taken to adequately address these allegations, which it considers spurious and misleading, in an open and transparent manner. {PR Department; SL Parliament; 2nd August 2016}