AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: May 16th, 2017 - 17:24:39 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Sierra Leone News : New Ombudsman Ends Familiarization Tour to Three Regional Headquarters Offices
By Abdul Malik Bangura
May 16, 2017, 17:02
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Newly appointed Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Melron Nicol-Wilson Esq, has last week concluded a three day tour to the provincial offices of the Office of the Ombudsman in Kenema City, Eastern Region; Bo City, Southern Region and Makeni City, Northern Region.


According to a news release from the Public Relations Department of the Ombudsman Office, “the purpose of the visits was to meet with the provincial staff for the first time and to get first hand information about the current state of affairs of the provincial offices.”

 

During his visit to the southern provincial headquarters city of Bo, the Ombudsman posted in his Facebook account: “I am very pleased to be able to engage with the team here in Bo at the Office of the Ombudsman for the southern region. The reception was great!  One of the community people I met here told me: “Ombudsman, please don’t forget our people. We want justice. We want our human rights”. I was moved by his message. It’s a call to action for my office to do more in championing justice and human rights for everyone, everywhere.”

New Ombudsman at the compound of Paramount Chief of Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District Chief Kompa Momboli

 

Meanwhile, in the northern provincial headquarters of Makeni City, the Ombudsman posted: “With my amazing team at the Office of the Ombudsman in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone. The reception was great and I am very pleased to being able to meet and interact with my team and great people of Makeni. 

Their stories are challenging but also very inspiring.”

 

Although the Ombudsman did not post any comments during his visit to the eastern regional headquarters of Kenema City, he was able to confirm to Awareness Times Newspaper that his familiarisation visits to his regional offices in Kenema, Bo and Makeni “are to assess their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in championing administrative justice and human rights. My report will feed into a 100 Days Plan of Action, which will give the Ombudsman a new direction in advancing the cause or justice and Human Rights.”

 

Melron Nicol-Wilson also added: “I have a special responsibility to serve the people of Sierra Leone from all walks of life and from all regions including the West, East, North and   South. I believe Freetown alone is not Sierra Leone, hence the need to make justice and human rights accessible to everyone in the country regardless of where they live.


Meanwhile, it could be recalled that the appointment of Mr Nicol-Wilson as Sierra Leone Ombudsman was greeted by great admiration at both local and international levels, in choice of President Koroma.

 

Many who reacted to his appointment both on social media and traditional media say that the decision of President Koroma to appoint the youngest Ombudsman in the country’s history is timely and would be a big boost in the fights to protect human rights in Sierra Leone. Due to his wealth of legal experience, many say, Mr. Nicol-Wilson is a symbol of justice and human rights in Sierra Leone, because he is seen as been greatly involved in promoting and protecting the rights of people from all walks of life.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
APC & SLPP MPs Approve 3 Cities to Enjoy Water Supply
Sierra Leone News : Siaka Stevens Hall In Kamakwie, Karene District, North Western Province, Will Host Children From Across Sierra Leone At This Year’s Annual General Meeting Of The Children’s Forum Network
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Afreximbank
EDITORIALS
Sierra Leone: Why Always Port Loko? Why? Why?
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
FROM OUR TEAM
Sierra Leone: Unwrapping Yasmin Jusu Sheriff
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Women, shame and dress code in Sierra Leone
Minister Mohamed Bangura is a Public Relations Disaster
FLASHBACK: Jubilation 18 Years ago when Lome Peace Accord was Signed
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone Cabinet Minister Calls On Police to Investigate Conspiracy to Defraud Donor Funds
FEATURES
The Renaissance of Sierra Leone through the lenses of Attitudinal and Behavioural Change
Towards a modernised education system which can meet the challenges and opportunities of our future
Sierra Leone Social Welfare Deputy Calls Up Bizarre Press Conference
ENTERTAINMENT
No articles available.
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
No articles available.
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REACTION! REACTION! REACTION!
African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS
DISCLAIMER !!!!!! 2 years old Child refused Help
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
No articles available.
ADVERTISEMENTS
No articles available.
SATIRE
SATIRE: Question: What is this rabbit laughing hysterically about???
RETRACTION!!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net