Orange SL Commemorates Ethics & Compliance day

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By Feima Sesay  

With an objectives to complement government effort in the fight against corruption and raising awareness on ethics and Compliance in the private sector, Orange SL the leading Telecommunications network in the country has on Tuesday 30 November 2021 join other 29 affiliates bodies to commemorate it’s 9th ethics and Compliance day. The event was held at their Hill Station office.  The Chief Executive Officer OSL Madam Aminata Kane Ndiaye in her address stated that the Ethics and Compliance day is aside specifically to raising more  awareness amongst all employee about ethics and Compliance challanges and risk and  in other to strengthen the company’s approach to all their  action p mitigation plan.  She added that this year Compliance day is focus on two things which is ethic and Compliance the key to successful  business growth and also integrity and responsibilities and Compliance. She thank both their partners from Standard Charter bank and National Anti corruption stratigic department for their support.                              

In her presentation, the General Secretary of Orange SL Haffie Haffner said that the Ethics and Compliance day is a key event for the company in its work as a responsible operator. “The business event is becoming tougher with (stricter laws and higher standard and greater scrutiny by stakeholders including customers, more inspection and investigation and harsher penalties”, she noted. She added that Orange is underling its commitment to create the digital world of the future by building the trust for its stakeholders. Madam Haffner noted that their objectives is to raise awareness of all challenges regarding ethics and Compliance challenges, and also to highlight the associated risk and control mechanism implemented by the ethics and Compliance network. She added that they will consolidated and standardize on ethics and Compliance approach in all location in order to make each of their employee accountable regarding the ethics and Compliance programmes and corruption prevention.  National Anti-Corruption Strategic Secretariat’s ACC Deputy Director Edita Fofanah  in her presentation commended Orange SL for undertaking such a venture in holding the ethic and Compliance day which she described as very pivotal towards the fight against corruption in the country, adding that their strategy is base in the laws of the ACC act itself as amended. She further maintained that Orange SL relationship with the ACC is has been very cordial of which she added that the CEO Orange SL is a member of the ACC steering committee. She said the NAS which is seek to established a high set of public standards  and sets in motion systemic improvement to strengthen the national integrity system and to maintain a high standard of integrity, disciplines and ethics in the private  sector. In conclusion encourage the company and staff to  maintain high ethics and Compliance in their daily work.  The  Head of  Conduct financial crime and Compliance  at Standard Chartered bankVictor A. Kargbo  in his Presentation said the ministry of Information designs frame work for Telecommunications services through the telecoms act which establishes the NATCOM whiles the ministry of finance designs the frame work for financial services through the banking act that established Bank of Sierra Leone. He added that NATCOM and BSL are the two authorities empowered to license company’s to conduct Telecommunications financial services in the country.  “I am proud to say that Orange SL has acquired both license accordingly”, he said. In addition said in order for Orange SL to ensure adherence to the laws, standard, regulations, rules and policies, they should develop an enterprise risk management frame work to demonstrate to the regulators that their company is committed to Compliance.

Tonia Barnett & Alusine Sesay Sworn In  

The Residual special Court of Sierra Leone has sworn Two Sierra Leonean judges, Justice Alusine Sanie Sesay and Justice Tonia Barnett, were sworn in before RSCSL President, Justice Jon Kamanda as members of the roster of 16 Judges of the Residual Special Court. In a ceremony held at the Sierra Leone Peace Museum in Freetown, each subscribed to the Solemn Declaration, laid out under Rule 14(A), to serve “honestly, faithfully, impartially and conscientiously” as a Judge of the RSCSL. The ceremony was witnessed by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Antony Brewah, representing the Government of Sierra Leone, and RSCSL Registrar, Binta Mansaray, representing the United Nations, The RSCSL was established by an agreement between the United Nations (UN) and the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to carry on the continuing legal obligations of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Under the RSCSL Statute, ten of the judges are appointed by the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, and six by the Government of Sierra Leone. RSCSL justices serve without remuneration unless they are called upon to perform judicial duties. They are paid on a pro rata basis. The two new justices succeed the late Justice John Bankole Thompson, who passed away in May 2021, and Justice Miatta Maria Samba, who was elected in 2020 as a Judge of the International Criminal Court. Justice Alusine Sesay has been a judge in the Sierra Leone judiciary since 2007, when he was appointed Resident Judge in the Northern Province. He was appointed High Court Judge in 2009 and Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2015. Justice Sesay has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court since 2019. From 2004 to 2006 he served as co-counsel and case manager in the SCSL trial of The Prosecutor v. Sam Hinga Norman, et. al. From 2004 to 2006 he was employed as Consultant State Counsel attached to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Prior to 2007 he was a legal practitioner in private practice. Justice Sesay is a graduate of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, and was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 1992. Justice Tonia Barnett has served in the Sierra Leone judiciary since 2006. From 2006 to 2008, she was a Circuit Magistrate of the Kenema Judicial District and its environs. From 2011 to 2017, she served as Senior Magistrate in the Judiciary of Sierra Leone. She has been a Judge since 2017. From 2017 to 2020 she was a Justice of the High Court of Sierra Leone. Since December 2020 she has been Acting Judge of the Court of Appeals. Justice Barnett received a Bachelor of Laws from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone in 2004, and graduated from the Sierra Leone Law School in 2005. In 2016 she received a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Women’s and Children’s Rights from Harvard Law School. #END The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone is responsible for the ongoing legal obligations of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which concluded its mandate in December 2013. These include supervision of prison sentences, witness protection and support, maintenance and preservation of the archives, and assistance to national prosecution authorities.

=REGIONAL NEWS=

Ex-Guinean President Alpha Conde Set Free

The deposed Guinean president was transferred this Sunday to the residence of the former first lady. Since the coup d’état led by Mamadi Doumbouya, he had been detained at the Mohammed V Palace, which houses the presidency.

Is this a stopover before his final transfer to his residence located in the district of Kipé, currently under reconstruction?

Since his fall on September 5, Alpha Condé lived under the same roof as his killer, Mamadi Doumbouya .

First at the headquarters of the Special Forces Group, at the entrance to the Kaloum peninsula, then at the Mohammed V palace.

On Sunday, November 28 in the evening, the former president was transferred to the residence of his wife Djénè Kaba, located in the district of Dixinn Landréah, in the inner suburbs of Conakry.

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