Transparency International - Sierra Leone

The Global Coalition against Corruption - Fighting Corruption in Sierra Leone


TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SIERRA LEONE’S  POSITION ON THE RECENT POLITICAL  IMPASS


TI-SL would like to express its concern regarding the present situation surrounding the replacement of the Vice President (former) Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana and the dramatic turn of events in the country.


We are of the opinion that any grievance with regards the Act of Removing the Vice President from office through Presidential Powers provided by the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone should be address maturedly through the expected legal channel in this circumstance the Supreme Court.


Any person or group are expected to go We condemn any utterance or move by any person or group to incite/instigate violence or social disorder as that would not only aggravate the trauma and hardship already suffered by citizens due to the ebola outbreak, but could also lead to increased infection of the disease and moreover thievery all gains made towards consolidating peace, order stability and the respect for the due process of law over the past years.


In view of this and against the background that there is still in force a ‘State of Public Health Emergency’ we urge that all actions geared towards inciting and instigating violence and instability be met with immediate arrest, prosecution and detention of all found culpable of such acts.


It should be borne in mind that it was due to the ten years of civil unrest that we failed to make our health system viable leading to our inability to curb the spread of the outbreak like other countries in Africa.

We call on all Sierra Leoneans to continue to be peaceful and law abiding and adhere to the rule of law.


For further information or clarification please contact us on 079060985/088173037

18 Dundas Street Freetown, email: tisl@tisierraleone.org