The Sierra Leone Parliament in an exclusive interview with this platform has confirmed that it will lay off a hundred and thirty employees by the end of this year, after discovering that the establishment is overburdened.
Speaking to us, the Director General Madam Finda Frazer who is the administrative head of Parliament of Sierra Leone, explained, that on the directive of the Clerk, a meeting had been held to inform them of this decision which was given by the Parliamentary Service Commission.
Madam Frazer continued that the number of employees presentlt stands at three hundred and eighty seven(387), which is way over the needed number of two hundred and fifty(250). She stated that though the hiring in itself might have been an oversight, this is a corrective measure to be activated in three months, in line with set human resource guidelines.
She emphasized that the decision is not expected to affect the administration of Parliament with proper planning and doubling of task duties to ensure efficiency.
She concluded that the redundancy will cut across the fifteen departments of Parliament and will be based on appraisal criteria, primarily attendance and performance.