Functions Of Parliament

Functions Of Parliament


The Constitutional mandate for Parliament of Sierra Leone is broadly described in section 73 (3) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone which 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.

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the legislative power of Sierra Leone is vested in Parliament.

Parliament may make laws for the peace, security, order and good government of Sierra Leone” Which are clearly delineated as the following functions of Parliament?

1. Representation
2. Legislation/Law Making
3. Budget scrutiny and allocation of Budget to MDA’s and
4. Oversight Functions


A Parliament that is a beacon of peace, hope, democracy and good governance


Making government work for the people, by giving a voice to the voiceless through lawmaking, transparency, accountability and equitable distribution of resources

Core Values

The Vision and Mission of the Parliament of Sierra Leone are anchored on a number of core values that must guide Parliament as an institution as well as every single Member of Parliament in the process of discharging their lawmaking, oversight and representational responsibilities. The Core Values of the Parliament of Sierra Leone are:

  1. Accountability: Parliament will strive to act in a fair and equitable manner, ensuring that the needs of citizens are addressed.
  2. Inclusiveness: Parliament will strive to take into account all shades of opinion in every decision the House makes.
  3. Gender Mainstreaming: Parliament will recognize and value the diversity between men and women in legislation and policy.
  4. Transparency: Parliament will act openly and make all its activities and decisions accessible to citizens.
  5. Integrity: Parliament will be guided by high ethical and moral standards in the discharge of its duties.
  6. Impartiality: Parliament will be objective at all times and guided by the interests of all citizens.
  7. Professionalism: Parliament will strive to achieve the highest level of skill and competence in discharging its duties.
  8. Respect: Parliament will value the views and opinions of all citizens at all times.
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