The US Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer called on authorities in Sierra Leone to be more transparent in electioneering process.

He said there were “logistical problems” and “lack of transparency” in the electioneering process.

He asked the Government to ensure that they up their transparency level because that will help repose confidence in the local population.

The Ambassador, however, commended the Government for inclusion of women in politics in this year’s elections.

Ambassador Reimer also commended the local population for their enthusiasm in the elections.

On election day, I drove around Freetown and visited a number of polling centres with most of the voters I saw standing hours waiting for their chance to vote,” Ambassador Reimer said.

The Ambassador also commended the job of both domestic and international observers.

The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) announced all results in the 24 June results during the weekend but some have criticised the Commission for lack of transparency in the entire process.

The incumbent Julius Maada Bio was announced winner about a week ago narrowly avoiding a runoff with the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Samura Kamara.