“MPs Are Laggards” – Deputy Speaker Blasts

By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Solomon Sengepoh Thomas has on Thursday 4th July, 2019 warned Members of Parliament to take their jobs seriously as representatives of their various constituencies.

Hon. Thomas frowned on MPs for what he referred to as “high amount of laggardness.” This, he said, is a bad signal for the 5th Parliament in the Second Republic of Sierra Leone, adding that they have failed to take part in debates in the Well of Parliament, because they could not form a quorum.

In his contribution, the MP representing the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the Goderich community, Hon.  Ibrahim Tawa Conteh noted that more than three documents have been laid before the House but that MPs have failed to debate on them.

He therefore cautioned MPs to take their jobs seriously as law makers representing their various constituencies, adding that they are well paid for their jobs and therefore must ensure that they deliver to the people who voted for them.