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PPRC PRESS RELEASE 7th February, 2018

PPRC PRESS RELEASE 7th February, 2018

It has pleased the Chairman Hon Justice Patrick O. Hamilton and Commissioners of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) to inform the public that the Commission on Wednesday 7th February, 2018 inducted the Eminent Persons Group (EPG).

The objective for the establishment of the EPG is to provide preventive action support to the PPRC with regards engaging top political leaders and other key actors to ensure a peaceful and violence-free election and to mediate high-level conflicts as requested by the Commission.

The Induction of the EPG members was done by the Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Hon. Justice Patrick O. Hamilton.

The five members of the EPG are; The Very Rev. Cannon Emerson Thomas, Dean of the Cathedral of Freetown; Sheik Ibrahim Kolleya Kamara, Public Relations Officer United Council of Imams; Mrs Olayinka Laggah, Commissioner National Children’s Commission; Haja Marie Bob Kandeh, President Market Women Association and Kelvin Xander Lewis, President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). All five have been involved in peace-making process in the past serving in various capacities and the Commission is confident that they will acquit themselves well.

The EPG members also took the oath of confidentiality after being addressed by the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Dr. Samuel Doe and given their charge by Ms Elizabeth Lwanga an eminent woman serving in a number of countries in Africa and former UN Resident Representative in Sierra Leone.

The two days induction programme was facilitated by Ms. Busi Ncube, PPRC Mediation Advisor and Ms. Elizabeth Lwanga.

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