PBO DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION

Parliamentary Budget Office

1. Establishment of the Department (Our History)


The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) was established in 2017, pursuant to Section 13(1) of the Parliamentary Service Act of 2007 following understudy visits made by Members of Parliament (MPs) and Staff to the Parliaments of Uganda and Ghana in 2017, with support of the United Nations Development Programme. The office originally began as a unit under the Parliamentary Finance directorate but became a fully-fledged department in 2021. The department currently has a total of 12 technical staff including Economists, Accountants, Public Financial Management Experts, and business administrators.

2. Vision


The vision of the budget office (PBO) is to be the principal hub for impartial budget, economic and fiscal research, and analysis in strengthening the effectiveness of Parliament’s oversight, legislative and law-making functions in the national budget process.

3. Why we exist/ What we do!


The PBO has a mandate to provide technical support to Members of Parliament (MPs), in the areas of Macro-Economics, Public Financial Management, Accountancy, Taxation, and public policy in the bid of improving the quality of debates and laws enacted.

Simplifying Complexity: documents on budgets, bills, and other related areas brought for parliamentary action are simplified and presented for the easy understanding of MPs

Bill Costing: the department is mandated to do money bill determination and costing and to advise MPs accordingly on the same.

Analytical Reporting : the department provides analytical reports on macroeconomic and fiscal matters as well as specific government programs such as health care, security, education, energy, etc. for parliamentary committees.

Support in Improving the National Budget Process: Through collaborative work with the Committees Department, and selected committees, the department provides training and technical support in the bid of improving the national budget process.

4. Core values/ Guiding Principles
The Parliamentary Budget Office has positioned itself to contribute to the work of Parliament in agreement with a set of core values and principles including:

The Parliamentary Budget Office has positioned itself to contribute to the work of Parliament in agreement with a set of core values and principles including:

Independence: We ensure that our work is discharged in a manner that is free from political influence, objectives in its analysis, and unrestricted to be openly communicated to parliament and the public.

Transparency: We strive to ensure that in all we do, our outputs, approaches, and dealings with Members of Parliament, the government, and other parties of interest are done fairly, with good conduct and civility.

Non-Partisanship: We maintain a stance of being unprejudiced and we refuse to condition our work in support of any political affiliation or interests. We endeavor to produce outputs that are acceptable and beneficial to all members of parliament.

Expertise and Dependability: In doing our work, we strive to pursue excellence and use our knowledge and skills to produce an array of high-quality and relevant products for parliament in a timely and reliable manner.

5. Our Services and Key Products
We primarily serve Members of Parliament (MPs), Committees, and Staff of Parliament. We also provide services for Researchers; Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA). This is especially so at Sub-appropriation hearings but also on an ad-hoc basis at the request of MPs

Our suite of publications includes:
Quarterly Economic and Budget Brief. It is intended to update Members of Parliament (MPs) on recent macroeconomic, fiscal, and budgetary developments. It utilizes published and official data and reports provided by the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Sierra Leone, Statistics Sierra Leone, and where applicable, other institutions.

Quarterly Budget Performance Report: It is intended to update Members of Parliament (MPs) on recent macroeconomic, fiscal, and budgetary developments. It utilizes published and official data and reports provided by the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Sierra Leone, Statistics Sierra Leone, and where applicable, other institutions.

Gender Mainstreaming of the National Budget Report: It is a report which aims to address gender concerns in the national development process to improve the social, legal, political, economic, and cultural condition of the population, particularly marginalized groups. It is designed to be produced once yearly.

Simplified Versions of government policies and presidential speeches

6. Feedback and Responses
We encourage clients to make suggestions, comments, and compliments through our email. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) Department will ensure confidentiality and privacy in all correspondence.
pbo@parliament.gov.sl
posl2018@gmail.com

7. Departmental Organogram
PBO DEPARTMENTAL
STRUCTURE/ORGANOGRAM

PBO DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE-ORGANOGRAM

8. Names of Staff, Designation, Phone number, official email

No. Name Designation Email Tel
1. Mr. Ibrahim Jimissa Director of PBO ibjimissa@yahoo.com +23278221787
2. Mr. Faiz Abdul Rahman Deputy Director of PBO far_tpa@yahoo.co.uk 23231339508
3. Mr. Philip George Senior Budget Officer philipgeorge311@gmail.com +23279371144
4. Mr. Hallie Tengbeh Senior Budget Officer Hallietengbeh94@gmail.com +23299554381
5. Miss Fatmata Magazie Senior Budget Officer fatmagazie@gmail.com +23278611211
6. Mrs. Gladys Mac-Turay Financial Analyst Officer macturaygladys@gmail.com +23276371481
7. Miss Jefferina Lahai Budget Officer jefferina.lahai45@gmail.com +23279571614
8. Mr. David Kabba Ninka Budget Officer kabbanika@gmail.com +23276642596
9. Mr. Abdul Rahman Wurie Budget Officer wurierahman@gmail.com +232766181776
10. Mr. Sahr M. Gborie Budget Officer Gborie401@gmail.com +23278003003
11. Mr. Ibrahim Kabba Budget Officer ibrahimskabba88@gmail.com +23231046667
12. Mrs. Haja Fatmata Kemokai Budget Officer hajakemokai2@gmail.com +23288586971
13. Mr. Benjamin Sahr Momoh Assistant Budget Officer benjaminsahrmomoh@gmail.com +23278733163
14. Mr. Steven Lebbie Office Assistant lebbieSteven3@gmail.com +23280011273

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY BUDGET SCRUTINY QUESTIONAIRE FOR FYs 2021,2022 & 2023

SIERRA LEONE DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FACT SHEETS

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC BUDGET BRIEF JUNE 2019

BUDGET BRIEF OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON SELECTED SECTORS (2014-2017)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH ON THE STATE OPENING OF THE 5TH SESSION OF THE 5TH PARLIAMENT, OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE-1

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