Ombudsman and Staff at IMC

In continuation, of his courtesy visit to various institutions in Freetown, the Ombudsman Tejan Ahmed Israel Jah Esq. has today Tuesday 30th January 2024, paid a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary and staff of the Independent Media Commission at the head office at Kissy house in Freetown.

Welcoming the Ombudsman and team, the Executive Secretary of the IMC Khalil Kallon, said that the visit of the Ombudsman is of importance as he is the first Ombudsman to have visited the office. He stated that the IMC is a media regulatory agency that provide for the registration, regulatory and complaint agency for media institutions in the country. He said that the IMC implements the policies from the board to media institutions around the country. He further stated that the Board of the IMC is made of various stakeholders ranging from journalist to civil society activist.

Making a statement the Ombudsman, Tejan Ahmed Israel Jah, Esq. said that the visit is part of the campaign and sensitization drive to spread the message and mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman. He noted that the drive is also geared towards projecting the work of his office. He maintained that the Office of the Ombudsman was borne out of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and it also sits perfectly within the Big Five 5 of the President’s manifesto promises in Revamping the Public Sector Architecture. 

He said that the office can intervene in any situation where people have suffered injustice occasioned by maladministration. He noted that injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. He further noted that he is engaging authorities before any action is taken and this sensitization drive is part of the engagement with relevant stakeholders in the country.

He called on the Executive Secretary and Management staff to make other staff members aware of the various grievance redress mechanisms available to them in the workplace so that issues of injustice and maladministration are amicably settled.

Communications Dept.
Office of the Ombudsman