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Judiciary frustrating government activities Hon. Frank Kposowa

Judiciary frustrating government activities Hon. Frank Kposowa

Freetown, Jan. 29 (SLENA) – In his contribution to the address by His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma on the occasion of the state opening of the second session of the fourth parliament on Friday December 20, 2013, Member of Parliament of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party  (SLPP),  Hon. Frank Kposowa  of Constituency 71,  Bo District, has stated without mincing his words that the judiciary of Sierra Leone was frustrating the effort of the  of the Anti Corruption Commission  by not prosecuting  public officials who  are charged with corrupt practices .

Speaking in the chamber of parliament earlier this week, Hon. Kposowa noted that the anti corruption is making tremendous efforts to fight corruptions in the country but that majority of the cases sent to court are dismissed by the court.

A journalist by profession, Hon. Frank Kposowa said officials employed by the ACC are well trained and qualified to investigate corruption related cases and they have shown professionalism in their job by investigating matters before sent to court.

He opined that top public officials charged with corruption always jump jail while only the poor are convicted and sent to jail. He urged the judiciary to help the commission fight corruption in the country.

Still in his contribution, Hon. Kposowa turned to education, stressing that standards are falling due to overcrowding of school children in one classroom.

He called on the government to build more schools to accommodate more students.

SB/HOP/SLENA

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