By Amadu Lamrana Bah
The Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Paran Tarawally, and his wife, Abibatu Paran Tarawally are being investigated for alleged corruption and have both been put on bail by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
The wife has agreed to pay back the money she received as salary since she was hired as a Human Resources Officer at Parliament and the Commission confirmed that they have recovered about ninety percent of the money from her so far as they continue with their investigations.
Abibatu Paran Tarawally who was allegedly recruited by her husband and has never shown up for work according to reports has been receiving a gross salary of Le31,735,839 (Old Leone) with medical, rent, and utility allowances.
The Parliamentary Commission earlier this month set up a Committee to investigate the sacking of over one hundred staff which sparked an outcry that led to information being leaked about the recruitment of the wife of the Clerk, Hon. Paran Tarawally.
According to a Public Notice that was issued by his Office on January 5th, 2024, the Clerk clarified the question of his wife being on the payroll of Parliament and requested a special committee be set up to separately look into the matter and report to the Parliamentary Commission.