Parliament to promote consultation, sincere and sustained dialogue -Bo Declaration 2019

The Parliament of Sierra Leone Thursday 3rd October 2019, made public the 2019 Bo Declaration which contains a set of resolutions arrived at by different leaders of political parties in Parliament concerning issues of governance and the proper functionality of the Parliament. The Declaration according to the Clerk of Parliament, Paran Tarawally was the outcome of a 3-day retreat; 26th-28th August 2019 in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone, where different stakeholders in Parliament gathered to discuss the development of democracy in the country’s only law making house. One of the resolutions was that Parliament should “set the basis for a new way of consultation that promotes sincere and sustained dialogue”. The Clerk of Parliament, in his presentation accepted that “the current Standing Orders did not support the present political context, hence a source of disagreement and tension between and among political parties in Parliament”. According to the preamble of the Declaration, the leadership of the Sierra Leone Parliament was convinced that addressing political and administrative acrimony would promote the smooth, effective and efficient running of Parliament.

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