Deputy Chief Whip Bemoans Poor Working Conditions of Sierra Leoneans
Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Internal Art, Hon. Alusine Kanneh has expressed dissatisfaction over the way and manner some Sierra Leoneans are been treated by foreigners in the country.
He said most Sierra Leoneans are being maltreated at the hands of foreign employers because the laws seeking to protect Sierra Leoneans are not properly implemented by the authorities responsible.
He also stated that some foreigners and companies are operating illegally in the country and accused some Sierra Leoneans officials of taking sides with foreigners against other Sierra Leonean.
“I am with the conviction that when issues like unlawful termination of the contract between Sierra Leoneans who are working in the Ministry of Labour, that labour worker will take a side in supporting that particular foreign company who are the employers, the reason being that at the end he or she is expecting something from that foreign company, he or she will abandon his Sierra Leoneans brother or sister”, he stated.
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The Deputy Chief Whip sounded that the bill is very good and that the bill will empower citizens. He recalibrated that after spending so many years overseas, he realized that their laws are very strong when it involves their people and that Sierra Leone should reciprocate the same by protecting Sierra Leoneans against foreigners.
The Deputy Chief Whip welcomed the Employment Act of 2022 and said the bill is a right step in the right direction for the citizens but raise concerns over its implementation.
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He stressed that after spending so many years overseas, he realised that employment laws are being enforced and urged the parliament to reciprocate the same by protecting Sierra Leoneans against foreigners.