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Sierra Leone News: Clerk of Parliament hosts NGC elected parliamentarians

The Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim S. Sesay, last week, played host to elected Members of Parliaments (MPs) from the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party who outlined the conflicting priorities of constituency, party and parliamentary work.
Clerk Sesay stressed the importance of time in each MPs constituency and meetings with constituents. He said, “At the end of the day they are there to serve the people, and that the people put them there to do so.”
The four MPs from Kambia district accepted the Clerk’s invitation to visit the House ahead of the First Session of the Fifth Parliament. Following their meeting, they were led on a conducted tour of the legislative building including the library and the Well of Parliament.
During their deliberations, Hon. Sesay informed them of two pending activities, an orientation meeting scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, April 17 and the commencement of the First Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone slated for Thursday April 19, 2018.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, noted that all four of them are humbled by the responsibility that lay ahead. “We come to Parliament mindful that our people have given us an opportunity to serve them. That they chose us among other candidates speak volume of their trust in us. We intend not to disappoint them,” said Yumkella, the parliamentary leader of the NGC caucus.
Yumkella, continued that with only five months since their party received its certificate as a political party, they have emerged as a credible third force and an alternative to Sierra Leone’s dominant parties, “the presence of elected representatives under the NGC banner stirs hope that parliament will no longer be business as usual.”
In other words, his party’s vision in parliament is to be a constructive opposition that will always support good public policies but vigorously oppose any that is not in the interest of the citizens of Sierra Leone.
NGC’s parliamentary representatives are; Foday Mario Kamara – Constituency 057 (Gbilleh, Dixon, Braimaia and Khonimarha) Bai Sama Kamara – Constituency 060 (Magbema Chiefdom-Kambia central), Abdul Titus (Tito) Kamara – Constituency 061 (Mambolo Chiefdom) and Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – Constituency 062 (Samu Chiefdom).
ZJ/14/4/18
By Zainab Iyamide Joaque
Monday April 16, 2018.

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