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The Ombudsman of the Republic Of Sierra Leone, Leon Jenkins-Johnston Esq. on Wednesday 13th February 2019, paid a courtesy call on the Honorary Consul of Spain in Sierra Leone at his Siaka Stevens Street Office.

The Ombudsman Leon Jenkins- Johnston Esq. gave a background about the establishment of the Office of the Ombudsman. He informed the Spanish Consul that the work of the Ombudsman is to fight administrative injustice in Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He further explained the mandates and functions of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Ombudsman Leon Jenkins-Johnston Esq. said that he recognizes the cordial relationship between Sierra Leone and Spain and promised to maintain the good bilateral cooperation between the two countries. He noted that the four goals set out in the strategic plan of the Office of the Ombudsman 2018-2022 has not been implemented. He revealed that he is soliciting support from donors and other multilateral agencies to carry out the implementation of the Strategic plan. He further presented a copy of the strategic plan to the Spanish Consul.   

Responding, the Honorary Consul of Spain in Sierra Leone, Antoine Yazbeck, thanked the ombudsman for the visit. He expressed appreciation to His Excellency the president Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio for appointing young people into position of trust, thereby building the foundation for justice and proper administration in Sierra Leone. He promised to take an in depth look into the Strategic plan and revert to the Ombudsman for further deliberations.