May 19, 2021

The Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Rt. Hon.  Dr. Mohamed Sidie Tunis on Tuesday, 17 May, 2021 joined colleagues at the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone (Committee on Appointment and the Public Service) to vet nine presidential nominees including, the proposed Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Abu Bakarr Karim, Permanent Representative to the United Nations New York Fanday Turay, Rupert Davies Sierra Leone High Commissioner, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This comes a day ahead of the, State Opening of the Fourth Session of the Fifth Parliament of Sierra Leone and delivery of the State of the Nation Address by President Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 in the Chamber of Parliament, Tower Hill, Freetown Western Area Urban, Sierra Leone.

Dr. Tunis is a ranking member of the governing Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and Member of Parliament (MP), representing constituency 101, Pujehun District which borders with Liberia.

He is serving his fourth consecutive term and was the former Leader of Government Business, who chaired the Committee on Appointment and the Public Service that vets the President’s appointees for public service jobs.

During the fourteenth Sitting of the Committee on Appointment and the Public Service in the Conference Hall of the New Administrative Building, Parliament on Monday, May 17, 2021, Dr. Tunis was observed to be highly attentive and interactive with the Leaders of the National Assembly and other MPs from across the political divide and, also seen perusing documents offline but also keeping fingers on his smartphone.