The chief whip of the opposition in Parliament, Hon Hassan A. Sesay, has indicated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for promoting nine (9) officials from one tribe and region.

Hon Sesay made the disclosure while making his submissions during the approval of the commissioners for the Independent Commission For Peace and National Cohesion.

According to Hon Sesay, the newly approved commission officials appointed by President Julius Maada Bio should go and do something extraordinary, adding that they must hit the ground running. He said the commission has a lot of work to do in order to bring everlasting peace to the country.

He, however, urged the Peace Commission to still look into the forceful removal of 10 members of the opposition in Parliament that were replaced with ruling government loyalists.

He said what happened to the opposition MP’s then is still lingering in the minds of many, adding that the sacking of people based on their regions and or tribes is one the commission officials should address.

He accused the ruling government of promoting bad governance and using their party mantra, ‘one country and one people’, as rhetoric.

The APC MP also questioned the composition of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and advised Peace Commission officials to look into it and see if peace and cohesion will be guaranteed during the coming election cycles. The commitment that they will be showcasing will help address the issue, he added.

The Leader of the National Grand Coalition in Parliament, Hon Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, in his submissions informed that the people of Sierra Leone are living in a fragmented nation that requires a lot of effort to bring peace.

He said there will be no development without peace and urged the commission’s officials to go out of their way to restructure the nation. He said impartiality and integrity should be their utmost priority if they will be able to unite the nation.

He admonished officials to build up their responsibilities and urged them not to play politics during execution of their duties and responsibilities.

KKY also emphasized on the need to undertake thorough ethnic audit on ministries, departments, and agencies (MDA’s) to ensure that no single tribe should have more than 30 per cent representation in said office.