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Sierra Leone Government Transition Report 2018

  1. On 6 April 2018, by a Press Release from State House, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio appointed a 12-member Governance Transition Team (GTT). The team comprised the following persons: Professor David J. Francis (Chair), Dr. Abass C. Bundu (member), Dr. Morie Manyeh (member), Mrs. Kona Koroma (member), Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa (member), Alhaji Kanja Sesay (member), Dr. Alie Kabba (member), PC Charles Caulker (member), Mr. Umaru Koroma (member), Mr. Dennis Vandi (member), Ms. Melrose Kargbo (member), Mr. Sahr Jusu (member), Hon. Suahilo Koroma (member) and Dr.

THE STATUS OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN SIERRA LEONE AND THE NEED FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT FROM POLITICAL LIP SERVICE

By: Joel Tejan Deen-Tarawally Esq.

Whenever one speaks of Persons with Disabilities (such as the blind, the deaf and dumb, the mentally and physically impaired) in Sierra Leone the next thing that comes to mind is an idea of destitute Sierra Leoneans begging in the streets of Freetown and other areas in the provinces. Such a national image regarding Persons with Disabilities is clearly not in line with Sierra Leone’s legal obligation under national and international laws.

JUSTICE’S MAJESTY OVER LAW: The Case in Defence of President Bio’s Executive Order No.1 on Revenue Mobilization.

By: Francis Ben Kaifala Esq.

 

As a scholar, I have been always fascinated by a prominent inscription on the entrance to the Georgetown University Library in Washington DC, USA which reads “Law is but the means, justice is but the end”. This saying which succinctly captures the symbiotic relationship between law and justice came to mind when I saw the Executive order of the 9th April 2018 issued by the recently elected President of Sierra Leone and the legal controversy it has attracted.

 

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