In Sierra Leone, parliament agrees to debate constitutional instruments on Commissions of Inquiry

By Alhaji Manika Kamara, 23 October 2018
photo credit: kenny lynch/flickr
photo credit: kenny lynch/flickr
With less than a week for the three Constitutional Instruments on the setting up of the Commission of Inquiry to mature, Members of Parliament unanimously agreed for the House to be adjourned to Monday 22nd October 2018 for the debate to commence. It could be recalled that Constitutional Instrument No 64 and 65 were tabled in Parliament on 2 August 2018 before the House went on recess, while No 67 was laid Tuesday 2 October 2018, making it three in number. On Tuesday 2 October 2018, the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Chernor Abass Bundu assured the Parliament and the nation that the House will commence debate on them if any Member of Parliament so wishes by raising a Motion using the appropriate Standing Order and Constitutional provisions. Because of the silence on the Standing Order and Section 170 subsection 7 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone on a very crucial issues relating to the maturity of the Instrument after being laid in Parliament, the Speaker decided that counting on all three Instruments should commenced on Tuesday 2 October 2018 and the maturity date will be Monday 22 October 2018.
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