Sierra Leone Bar Association Clarifies Call for Extraordinary General Meeting

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By Alvin Lansana Kargbo

In a General Notice signed by Abubakarr Sidique Kamara, Esq. Assistant General Secretary of the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) and dated May 28, 2024, the President and Directors of the Association pointed out that they are in receipt of a notice of requisition from Augustine S. Marrah and Wara Serry-Kamal dated 27th May, 2024, purported to have been signed by some members of the SLBA, calling for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

They further stated that while they observe that the attached list of members contains many names which are duplicated, they wish to make the following clarifications:

That firstly the conference and Annual General Meeting of the SLBA had been duly conducted on the 17th and 18th May, 2024 in Kenema pursuant to the rulings of the High Court of Sierra Leone of Hon. Justice Momoh-Jah Stevens (JA) and Hon. Justice Unisa Kamara (J).

Secondly, that a good number of members who purportedly signed the notice of requisition were present at the aforementioned conference a n d / o r Annual General Meeting and participated in the process.

They also stated that the elections of new Directors were conducted pursuant to the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the SLBA and the Companies Act 2009 (as amended) with the following new Executive Members: Tuma Adama Jabbie (Ms.) – President, Sidikie Tommy Esq. – Vice President, Alfred Paul Juwah Esq. – General Secretary, Abubakarr Sidique Kamara Esq. – Assistant General Secretary, Satto Kobba (Ms.) – Treasurer, Yoko Mahiteh Brewah (Ms.) – Assistant Treasurer and Alfred Kamanda Esq. – Public Relations Officer for the corporate years 2024 – 2026. A reference was made to the public notice dated 20th May, 2024 announcing the new Executive members.

The other clarification maintained how they want to express their sincere appreciation to the out gone Directors of the Michaela Eddinia Swallow Executive for their dedication and service to the Association saying they look forward to building on their achievements.

Fifthly, that the newly elected Executive is at an advanced stage in the preparation of convening an Extraordinary General Meeting saying notice in respect of same will be issued to the general membership in due course.

In conclusion they encouraged members to show deference to one another and abide by due process.


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