Sierra Leone government suspends honorary Consul-General in the Netherlands

Sabainya Lamboi Bandamoy
The Sierra Leone government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday, June 21st announced the immediate suspension from office of Madam Sabainya Lamboi-Bandamoy (in photo), Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Kingdom of The Netherlands.

According to an official Memo from the office of the Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, she’s been suspended from office for “alleged financial malpractices in Sierra Leone”. The Memo further directed the supervisory Embassy in Brussels to effect the suspension immediately.

It could be recalled that since the appointment of Madam Lamboi-Bandamoy over two years ago, she’s been enmeshed in series of financial malpractices ranging from failure to give proper accountability on consular issues like the sale of visa stickers, Attestations and most recently, a reported case of duping the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce.

Sierra Leoneans in The Netherlands are therefore advised to cease transacting any business with her.

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Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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