Ombudsman Presents 2015/2016 Report and 100 Days Plan of Action to President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma

Thursday 8th June, 2017                                  

The Ombudsman, Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson, on Thursday 8th June 2017, presented the 2015/2016 Biannual Report on the Activities of the Office of the Ombudsman, together with his 100 Days Plan of Action to His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, at State House. 

Presenting the documents, Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson said that the Office is obligated to submit an Annual report to the President. He said, what he is submitting is a biannual report, which he inherited from his predecessor.

Receiving the report, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma expressed gratitude and pledged his continued support for the Office of the Ombudsman. 

The report was prepared by the erstwhile Ombudsman, Justice Edmond Cowan, but left it for the new Ombudsman to do the formal presentation. The report highlights the number and nature of complaints the Office received and resolved in 2015/2016 and the outreach activities undertaken during that period, as well as the audited financial statements of the Office for the financial years 2014 and 2015. 

It could be recalled that the new Ombudsman recently launched a 100-Days Plan of Action, which aims at addressing the pressing challenges of the Office. The plan, which is anchored on three thematic areas: Power, Empower and Deliver (PED) projects. The plan seeks to review the Ombudsman Act, in order to give the Ombudsman enforcement powers, restructure the Office to enhance efficiency and speedily resolve backlog cases to enhance public confidence, among others. 

Present at the presentation ceremony also were some members of staff of the Office of the Ombudsman - Dr. Sheku Conteh, Executive Secretary; Mrs. Abigail Gbo-Musa, Finance/Amin Manager; Mr. Alhaji Mansaray, Principal Investigator; Mr. Ishmael Jalloh, Investigator; Ms Lois Kawa , Principal Legal Officer ; Minkailu Francis Sama, Admin/Procurement Officer and Mr. Ajan Fofanah the Personal Assistant to the Ombudsman .


Abdulai Senesie

Principal Public Relations Officer

Office of the Ombudsman - Sierra Leone