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?
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
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:
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