March 20, 2020

The Parliament of Sierra Leone has congratulated the current Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohamed Tunis who is also Majority Leader of the House.

Deputy Leader of Government Business, Mathew Nyuma thanked leadership of the House for their unwavering support towards the realization of their national objective.

He confidently informed the House that Hon. Tunis has the potential and proclivity to take such a mantle of leadership; assuring, he was going to do well by delivering on his set goals and objectives including transparency, stability and effective regional integration.

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella of NGC also congratulated Hon. Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament on his election. “We on the NGC wish you well and we will give you any support that you may need” he stated.

He acknowledged the efforts of the Minority Leader, Chernor Maju Bah for his support during the campaign that ushered in the Speaker, adding, he was willing to put his weight behind the ECOWAS Speaker of Parliament.

“Hon Bah had served in that Parliament for 10 years and that was enough to contest but he put his ambition aside to support you for the sake of Sierra Leone”. He also thanked the APC as a whole for demonstrating political tolerance.

Hon. Abdul Kargbo of APC expressed happiness over the election of the ECOWAS Speaker but advised him to work hard in order to overcome the challenges relative to consolidation of democracy and nation building in Sierra Leone, regional economy, law making, conflict resolution, and team work, amongst others.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/