24 June 2013

Sierra Leone: Parliament Okays 2013 Produce Marketing Act

Members of Parliament last Thursday passed into law the 2013 Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Act (as Repealed), a document that will pave the way for the Marketing Board to be dissolved.

Presenting the bill for approval, Chairman of the Legislative Committee, Hon. Ajibola Manly-Spaine, stated that they critically examined the legislative proposal clause-by-clause to ascertain the legal and constitutional implications contained therein, and later reported to the House in accordance with provisions of the Standing Orders.

According to him, the bill was not controversial and the memorandum of objects and reasons were very clear on the rationale for the promulgation of the said document into law.

"The bill seeks to transfer the interests of the SLPMB to SLPMC, which involves the transfer of the company's assets, liabilities and staff as part of government's majority share contribution to the institution," he explained.

In his contribution, Deputy Minority Leader, Hon. Ansu Kaikai, maintained that the company should create a board before the assets will be transferred to the SLPMC.

Deputy Speaker, Hon. Chernor Bah, urged his colleagues to give their approval to the bill, which was eventually passed into law.

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