Parliament Asked Journalists Out As ACC Takes The Podium


As ACC Operates 15 Bank Account

Parliament Asked Journalists Out

As Parliament expected to Intensifies transparency and accountability in providing overnight function to investigate, supervise and supervise MDA’s, the Sub-appropriation 2020 budget hearing Chairman through Committee (7), Hon. Bashiru Silkie of Constituency 082 BO District has on Monday 2nd December 2019, asked Journalists out from hearing the Anti-Corruption Commission ACC.

Chairman Hon. Bashiru Silkie went further to invocked SO 75 (2), which says that; evidence taken before any select Committee and any other documents presented to such Committee shall not be published by any member of such Committee or by any other person before the committee have presented their report to the House.

Mainwhile, according to pass experienced several options sound from journalists have made it abondantly clear that ever since in the history of Parliament with the exception of Ministry of Defense in certain situation this is first time on a particular public hearing for Parliament to asked Journalists out from covering such public hearing.

The ACC Commissioner Francis Ben Kelfala who is supposed to have been in the good record books of His Excellency the President Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has just been confirmed to the committee that; they have fifteen bank account as if they are above the law.

It could be recall that the ACC is currently investigating the Parliament 144 Member of Parliament (MP’s), allege corrupt practice that emanated from the popular radio show 98.1 radio democracy between Hon. Tawa Conteh and Clerk of Parliament Hon. Umar Paran Tarawally as if Parliament and ACC are now operating in secrecy as a result the Committee Chairman Silkie invoked SO 75 (2), as he protected ACC from public interest…

Source: Calabash Newspaper