Governance and the Three Arms of Government in Sierra Leone

by Abubakar Hassan Kargbo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781496994035
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781496986689
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781496994042

About the Book

This book titled Governance and the Three Arms of Government in Sierra Leone seeks to critically analyse the three arms of government in Sierra Leone in terms of their adherence to democratic principles and best international practices since independence. The challenges governance institution have been facing are discussed and recommendation made . The book also emphasized that despite the fact that the three arms of government inherited by the state of Sierra Leone at independence, it could be argued that the state of Sierra Leone has enormous tasks to perform in all the facets of the body politic; especially in the area of putting the necessary structures and institutions not only to complement the three organs but to promote better governance of the state of Sierra Leone. . Perhaps any government of Sierra Leone cannot only rely on the fact that it was democratically elected but has to deliver services efficiently and effectively to the public. It is argued therefore that for this all important reason it is not only incumbent on government to put in place the necessary institutions and structures but also the formulation of policies that will help facilitate the governance process. These institutions and structures when established and policies implemented against the backdrop of adequate resources will contribute positively to laying down the foundation of democratic good governance in the country. It contains three main chapters on legislative, executive and judicial arms of government and a conclusion.

About the Author

Abubakar Hassan Kargbo is currently the Chairman of the National Commission for Democracy. He lectures at the School of Social Sciences, Postgraduate Studies, Njala University, in Sierra Leone. Prior to his joining the Njala University he taught International Relations, Ancient and Medieval Political thought at the Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone and International Economic Relations, Development Studies and Government at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology respectively. Dr. Abubakar Kargbo completed his doctorate in Jurisprudence (JU.Dr) International law and Organisation in 1977 at the Charles University, Law Faculty in Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Dr. Kargbo received his Masters Degree in International Relations and sat to the first State Examination from the same University in 1973. Dr. Kargbo is a broadcaster, researcher, writer and consultant. He was the coordinator of the Core Team that put together the Vision 2025 document for Sierra Leone. He has presented numerous papers at conferences and workshops on topics on the media and governance, trade union issues, electoral systems, globalization and the third world, conflict and development. He is also the Chairman of the Board Campaign for Good governance and NGO in Sierra Leone and was Commissioner Independent Media Commission.