Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone have on Wednesday 10th April, 2019 subscribed to the oath of office before His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
Speaking on behalf of the Commissioners at the swearing in ceremony, the Chairperson of HRCSL, Patricia Naasu Ndanema said their appointment was to speak out on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone and to hold right holders accountable for violations of human rights.
The Chairperson assured the President of their capabilities and capacities in the protection and promotion of human rights and called on all to work towards the realization of rights in Sierra Leone.
Whilst congratulating the Commissioners, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio assured them of government support in the discharge of their duties. The President also informed them that they were meticulously chosen to serve the country and therefore, they should set the standard expectations to protect human rights of all in the country.
The Commissioners are:
Patricia Naasu Ndanema, Chairman. Lawyer Victor Lansana, Vice Chairman, Hassan Samba Yarjah, Commissioner, Simitie Lavaly, Commissioner and Dr. Gassam Abess, Commissioner.