The Executive of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has requested all representatives of the association to Boards of Public Corporations or Parastatals and other institutions to submit a written report of what they have been up to since their assignment.
This directive excludes those appointed by the President of Sierra Leone. Failing to comply against 12 September 2009 will be taken to mean that such a representative does not wish to continue serving the association any longer hence will be withdrawn immediately.
According to the Association’s scribe, Mustapha Sesay, “this decision is in line with our administration’s avowed commitment to ensure openness, transparency and accountability to SLAJ members in the running of the association.”
The decision he also emphasized that “it is also a means of assessing the impact these representatives have created in these institutions with a view to possibly reassigning those who have not measured up and providing the space for other colleagues including those in the provinces to also serve the association at the national level, he emphasized
Appointment to represent SLAJ in these institutions comes with a great responsibility and no licence for anyone to be laid back and be not accountable to the association, he stressed.