The Office of Ombudsman has opened investigation into the sacking of 100 staff members of the Parliament of Sierra Leone.
According to a notice issued on Friday, the attention of the Ombudsman has been drawn to articles on local tabloids about the sacking of approximately 100 staff members of Parliament and also the non-payment of terminal benefits and other entitlements to over 300 former workers of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority.
The notice reads that, “The Ombudsman would like to inform the general public that he has commenced investigations into the above matters as required by Section 7(a)(ii)and 7(b) of the Ombudsman Act No.2 of 1997 which outlines the functions of the Ombudsman in these types of situations.”
It adds that, “Section 7(a)(ii) provides that the functions of the Ombudsman are:
“To investigate any administrative act of a prescribed authority in respect of which”:
(ii) Information is received by him from any person or source, otherwise than by complaints, concerning the matters referred to in subparagraph (i)
(a) To take appropriate action to remedy, correct or reverse the act complained of through such means as are fair, proper and effective.
The general public would be updated on the outcome of these investigations, the Office of the Ombudsman assured.