As SLAJ Awaits Le1B Unfulfilled Presidential Promise… Bio Dines With Journalists Today!

President Julius Maada Bio will dine and wine with media practitioners today, Friday 13 December at the Radison Blu Hotel in Freetown.

This is the second time since he was elected into office that the President will be dining with cross section of the media practitioners across the country-from publishers, managing editors, editors and down to reporters.

Bio is expected to respond to some of the critical issues that have been reported about his administration in some of the media outlets particularly newspapers.

He is also expected to talk about the efforts of the government in trying to repeal the Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act and how that will help in making Sierra Leone’s democracy unique.

Last year Media-Presidential cocktail, the President talked about how his government will endeavor to repeal the Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act.

True to his promise, Cabinet has resolved to repeal Part 5 of 1965 Public Order Act that criminalizes libel and at the same time the new law has been gazetted, waiting to be laid in parliament.

Last year the President promised that Government will provide 1 Billion Leone subvention for Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) to help in building a robust media but that promise remains a still-birth one.