Parliament has unanimously adopted the report of the fifth session of the Committee on Appointment and Public Service which interrogated and interviewed seven presidential nominees for various eminent public positions.
The Majority House Leader, Hon. Leonard Solomon Fofanah, whilst presenting the report to the Hose said that the committee conducted various interviews on the nominees bordering on their educational background, tax obligation and record from their previous employment and engagements.
The committee also gathered information from the public on the nominees who include Lawyer Melron Nicol-Wilson – Ombudsman; Ing. Mrs. Memuna Kumba-Jalloh – Director General Sierra Leone Roads Authority; Dr. Sahr Ernest Bendu – deputy D.G SLRA; Retired Brigadier Daniel Yapo Sesay – National Drug Law Enforcement; Reverend Dr. Osman Jessie Forma – Member, Human Rights Commission; Lawyer Rashid Dumbuya, Member, Human Rights Commission; Lawyer Ms. Grace Taylor, Member Human Rights Commission.
Finding them suitable for their appointments, the Majority Leader recommended them to the House for approval.
Hon. Eric Koedoyoma said to the appointees that failure is not an option considering the fact that the people of this country need thorough service delivery. Hon. Manly-Spaine said the President has restored great responsibility and confidence in youths, especially the new Ombudsman who has great experience. He urged him to follow the success of his predecessor.
The Acting Minority Leader, Hon. Ansu Kai-Kai, advised the new Ombudsman to discharge his duty independently and impartially in the interest of the nation. He urged him to partner with the Human Rights Commission in the deliverance of justice to the people of this country.