Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, David Sengeh, has officially confirmed to Awoko Newspaper that he has been appointed as the Chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
In an exclusive statement to Awoko Newspaper, Sengeh expressed his gratitude for the appointment, saying, “Yesterday, the Leader of our great Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), H.E President Bio, appointed me as Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee of our great political party. I am truly honoured and excited to work with all to deliver on our mission. I want to thank the Chairman, Secretary General, and the entire NEC for nominating me to serve in the committee in the first place.”
Highlighting the SLPP’s rich history since its founding in 1951, Sengeh emphasized the party’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and social development. He stated, “The SLPP is a political party that is home for the young, the elderly, the ambitious, the bold, the entrepreneurial, the creative, the visionary, and the problem solver.”
In line with the party’s motto, “One Country One People,” Sengeh stressed the importance of continuous reform to enhance transparency, inclusion, accountability, and a commitment to social democratic ideals. He disclosed that the Constitutional Review Committee, tasked with leading this process, would engage in wide consultations, inviting input from various stakeholders through position papers and extensive questioning.
“The last 70 years of our Party’s history has been great. But for the future of our country, we need the next 70 years to be better,” asserted Sengeh. Addressing past misconceptions about the SLPP, he stated, “Whether known incorrectly as ‘Mende man party,’ ‘Kontri man party,’ ‘Old pipul den party,’ or whatever else, the one thing that remains clear is that we are a party that follows democratic processes and is committed to political and governance reform. We build institutions.”
Looking ahead, Sengeh extended an invitation to progressive, innovative, and reform-oriented Sierra Leoneans both at home and abroad to join in shaping the party’s future. As the SLPP plans for the next 70 years, he emphasized the need for collective efforts to ensure a better future for the country. MJB/12/1/2024