The Government of Sierra Leone has extended Mr. Joseph Lamboi’s term in office as the Director General of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service by a year.
This decision was unanimously reached by members of the SLCS’ council which is chaired by His Excellency the Vice President- Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh.
The rationale for the decision, according to Mr. Lamboi, was that since his deputy (Mr. Dennis Harman) retired in June 2020, the said office had remained vacant.
“Council prevailed on me to keep steering the affairs of the department while my successor apparent will be attached to my office to learn from me. I did not wish for things to pan out this way; as a matter of fact, I had even packed my belongings in readiness to exit. Council has afforded me the opportunity of working for another year, on contract basis,” the DG explained to a muster parade of Corrections Officers.
Commenting on the matter of security, Mr. Lamboi said since the April 29 incidence, government deemed it necessary to send some military and police personnel to the SLCS to help flesh out not just security related matters but also administrative issues too.
He encouraged all to cooperate with them whenever they required answers to emerging or past issues related to the department, adding “they had not come to take our job but to complement it”.
Stepping forward to address the parade, the Technical Support Team Lead seconded to the SLCS, Col. Ngaujah stressed the need for every officer to be vigilant.
“Our job depends on everyone’s cooperation. If we hear of any security lapse in any Correctional Centre, serious disciplinary measures will be taken against officers who are found wanting of any untoward behavior,” he harangued.