Sierra Leone News, Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
Page added on March 27, 2012
We are heartened to say that the government’s continued silence on the Adeliza Showers report on the MAPPA/HANCI adoptions issue for which the commission of inquiry was commissioned should be made public. The report was to be processed three months ago and has attracted furious attention of the parents’ party who are foreseeing the delay to be a likely denial of right to access their children.
In the midst of controversy that has spanned so far, the alleged biological parents perceive that the NGO, Help a Needy Child International (HANCI) is actually guilty of abducting their children in their adoption scheme. The NGO on the other hand have maintained their innocence and gone further to claim that that their adoption was legal as the government signed and approved the adoption documents which enhanced the process.
On the whole both the aggrieved party – the parents, and the NGO, have a common plea here and that plea is for the government to make public the findings of the commission as the inquest concluded three months ago.
The NGO could not pursue their operations due to the fact that the report is still held within government circles.
We have seen the parents trading allegations against the NGO and the government as they recently rose to say they are not going to vote in the November polls if President Koroma fails to hand them the report or make it public. In this light we demand that the government make the report public irrespective of the fact that it may have things that might not favour the parents.
The truth they say may be a bitter pill to swallow, but give it to those who are seeking it so that this matter can be settled once and for all like the president has done recently with the Shears Moses report on political violence.
Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
© 2012, Sierra Express Media. All rights reserved.
Search This Site
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
ALSO IN THE NEWSNineteen Fragile States to Meet in Sierra Leone June 2014
“The group of eighteen of the world’s fragile and conflict affected countries, which have come together to share experiences and encourage international actions to engage more effectively in support of state led transitions from fragility to agility will meet in Sierra Leone, June 2014” said Dr. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Finance and Economic Development Minister. […]
MORE STORIESSierra Leone launches US$217.5m youth programme
HAVE YOUR SAYShare you views: What would you like to see more/less of on Sierra Express Media? Send us your ideas and include your name and the area you are writing from.
Our New Website Has a More Efficient LayoutWe invite you to give us your feedback
MORE NEWS HEADLINES