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Guide to Parliament
A GUIDE TO ACCESSING SIERRA LEONE'S HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT
MEET YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FOURTH PARLIAMENT OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE
Hon. Sheku Badara Basiru Dumbuya Hon. Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah
Speaker of the House Deputy Speaker of the House
Hon. Leonard S. Fofanah Hon. Hassan B. Sheriff
Majority Leader & Leader of Govt. Business Deputy Majority Leader
Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai Hon. Ansumana Jaia Kaikai
Minority Leader of the House Deputy Minority Leader of the House
Hon. Claude Daniel Melville Kamanda Hon. Sidi Tunis
Majority Chief Whip of the House Minority Chief Whip of the House
Clerk administering Oath to Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Do you intend to experince a memorable tour to the Parliament of Sierra Leone?
If this is your first visit to the Legislative Arm of Government, be assured that this guide will help you get the most of your trip.
Sierra Leone's Parliament has a rich history, and you will discover several other aspects of interest when you get there. An officer from the Public Relations Department will walk you through the House of Parliament.
But first, what does it take to access Parliament?
Section 73(1) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone establishes Parliament and states that "there shall be a legislature of Sierra Leone which shall be known as Parliament, and shall consist of the President, the Speaker and members of Parliament"
Admission to the House of Parliament is free.
However, there are simple procedures to be followed as captured below:
1. Apart from the President, Speaker, and Members of Parliament, other persons are regarded or referred to as "Strangers". Therefore the revised Standing Orders 79 (2006) of Parliament states "strangers shall be admitted to witness debates in the Chamber and Committee sittings under such rules as Mr. Speaker may make from time to time for that purpose, provided that where it is necessary that the deliberations be held in camera Mr. Speaker or the Chairman shall put forthwith the question "that strangers do withdraw" without permitting any debate or amendment. Notwithstanding anything in this oredr Mr. Speaker or the Chairman may, whenever he thinks fit, order the withdrawal of strangers from any part of the House."