I have formally presented the 2017 Annual Report, on the Operational and Financial activities of the Office of the Ombudsman, to His Excellency Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio - President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, in accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of the Ombudsman’s Act of 1997.

The presentation was done at 'State House', on Thursday, 9th August, 2018.

I am pleased to note that, the President is committed to providing support for our work, in order to enhance public accountability.

His Excellency recognizes the work of the Ombudsman as very crucial in promoting good governance, as well as, in holding public officials to account for their actions and omissions.

As an independent institution, established by Section 146 of the 1991 Constitution, I will continue to fulfill the mandate of the Ombudsman, by investigating complaints from members of the public, and the Public service, who might have suffered from injustice, as a result of maladministration by Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

I am very grateful to my amazing team at the Office of the Ombudsman, our partners, and the Government and people of Sierra Leone, for their unflinching support.

Together, we are championing administrative justice and safeguarding human rights!

Melron C. Nicol-Wilson Esq.

LL.M (Nottingham), LL.M ( Pret ),

Dip (Lund), LL.B (Hons), BL

Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

13th August , 2018