Freedom on Information to be passed this week
Following concerns for the establishment of a Freedom of Information Act, the bill has reached its final stage will be passed to law this week.
The Minister of information and Communication, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, at the official launching of the Sierra Leone Police website and magazine 4th March at the Kingtom Officers Mess said the Freedom of Information bill will become law this week.
He advised Police Officers to have a structured data base as it will provide easy access to Sierra Leoneans searching for any information on issues of national and security concerns.
The Information Minister furthered that Sierra Leone is the third country in the West Africa to endorse such a law.
He said that the launching of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) website is another milestone in the history of Sierra Leone. He assured officials of the SLP of government’s all out concerns to issues of internal security.
The Inspector General of Police, Francis Allieu Munu, in his statement thanked all who made it for the launching of the website and magazine.
He also thanked those that supported the SLP in making its dream a reality.
“We are living in a world were information technology grows rapidly,” IG Munu said.
“The website will be upgraded on a daily basis for the wider world and it will be informing foreign investors of all that entails in Sierra Leone.”
Senior police officers have been trained on how to upgrade the website in the supplying of information across the country.
Internal Affairs Minister, Musa Tarawallie said that his Ministry is working closely with the office of the President to address logistical and salary problems in the SLP.
He said that he is proud to be part of an historic occasion such as the launching of the police website and magazine. He further said that the website and magazine will give out information to the wider public.
Statements were also made by other speakers.
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