Parliament Braces Up… Land Grabbers In Trouble


By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

The Clerk of Parliament, Umaru Paran Tarawally has in an interview with the popular ‘Morning Coffee’ programme of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) stated that Parliament is on a robust move to reclaim all lands belonging to Parliament that have been occupied by illegal squatters.

He alluded that lands belonging to parliament have been occupied with school buildings, churches and houses. He said all those structures are going to be demolished as they are occupied through illegal means.

He therefore urged squatters to vacate the land they are occupying or risk demolition anytime soon.

On the issue of the 69 million Leones that was dished out to MPs late December, last year, the Clerk of Parliament confirmed that the said monies are not Constituency Development Funds but monies meant for the building or renting of office spaces in their different various constituencies.

The Clark of Parliament also used the opportunity to dilate on the issues affecting parliament, ranging from poor staffing, supervision to the Parliamentary Service Commission.