Dr Shashi Tharoor MP has entreated the Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation to review the merits of “Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services(Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017”, which allow temporary shutdown of internet and t…
In Sierra Leone, the terms ‘legit guides’, legit documents’, and ‘public files’ are synonymous with authorities guides. Government publications, without a doubt, positioned, are documents created through government and nearby and quasi-authorities bodies explaining and integrating perspectives and policies. They constitute the historic and current improvement government of presidency and provide records on an extensive sort of subjects to include Political Science, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Labor, Industry, History, International Relations, Agriculture, Geology and Meteorology. Katz (1997) classed those guides into (1) data of government management (2).Research files for specialists such as an enormous quantity of facts and records of the fee to science and enterprise (three).Famous sources of records. Their physical form being either an ebook, pamphlet, mag, document monograph or digital, in particular, CD-ROM (p.387).
Bibliographic manipulate in lots of parts of the arena is outwardly unsatisfactory due in large part to lack of knowledge of the importance of bibliographic tools in studies in authorities guides. The United States of America, as an instance, become for a long time a pioneer in this area. As a long way returned as 1895 the Printing Act of January 12 of that yr (28 statutes, 601-624) now not most effective mounted centralized printing and distribution of federal documents but additionally advised the Superintendent of Documents to offer suitable gear for bibliographic manage of the files published. Great Britain is an awesome exception for as some distance lower back as 1807 collections of parliamentary papers were published. Countries inclusive of Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Japan started setting apart government report bibliographies particularly inside the Twenties and 1930s (Palic,1975). However a first-rate want for the usage of authorities courses was felt following World War eleven (1939-1945), whilst there was a multiplied hobby in the authoritative facts contained in such courses as posited by toddler’s (1942) in his introductory notes that ‘an increasing number of the significance of presidency documentation is being identified in spite of the refractory nature of some of these substances’
In parallel, the emphasis made at the usefulness of government guides in Sierra Leone is related to the development of printing which may be traced as some distance back because of the founding of the Colony of Sierra Leone in 1787. Although the enterprise failed to live to tell the tale the French assault of 1794 the muse stone of what later became known as the Government Printing Department become laid in 1925 when it becomes charged with the manufacturing of small notices for reliable use. Currently the Department prints all authorities guides and resources stationery and office device of presidency departments. It also undertakes a fair quantity of industrial printing as income generating measures.
Government guides generally have the gain of being among the high-quality of their challenge fields often no longer without problems to be had to others (Smith, 1993). In lieu of the extent and complexity of presidency sports, there may be a need for the giant dissemination of information approximately these activities and for famous integration of government coverage. No surprise why government guides have a special price for instructional library collections and their authority is everlasting. In instructional libraries in Sierra Leone, these courses are positioned aside into a special collection manned via a curator as at Fourah Bay College Library. Some are kept in vertical files; others are placed in pamphlet bins, even as those like maps and surveys are given specialized storage. These courses are acquired specifically by buy, deposit, donation, trade and photocopying. The Government Printing Department is answerable for their book
DIVISIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND THEIR PUBLICATIONS
The growth of presidency in Sierra Leone’s post-struggle reconstruction era at neighbourhood, national and global tiers has resulted in growing her influence on the existence of the citizenry. Simultaneously with this enlargement is the proliferation of legit and semi-legit organizations, commissions and bureaus which continue to post works such as directories, rules, reviews, payments, Acts and technical literature which many researchers, educators, public provider functionaries, welfare recipients and the unemployed can’t do without connection with such publications. Since librarians serve as the interface between customers and government they have for lengthy identified the issues which such a plethora of collection can pose and have been making exceptional strides to address the issue. The essence right here is to offer systematic controls to keep away from the disappearance, into oblivion, of critical authentic courses.
In Sierra Leone government publications fall within three fashionable training: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The Executive courses include the ones issued via the Offices of the President and the Vice President, and numerous unbiased offices and establishments which includes National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), National Revenue Authority (NRA), Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), National Commission for Privatization (NCP) and the Office of the Ombudsman. Also protected are government ministries which includes the Ministries of protection; Education, Youth and Sports; Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation; Tourism and Cultural Affairs; Local Government and Community Development; Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security; Trade and Industry; Internal Affairs; hard work and Industrial Relations; and Development and Economic Planning.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry, as an example, is accountable for each inner and global trade and the promoting of exports. It has powers over customs and excise, tariffs, insurance, patents, logos, standards, weights and measures. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is responsible for Sierra Leone’s dating with overseas and Commonwealth countries even as the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security are accountable for administrating government policy on agriculture, horticulture and meals protection. This Ministry gives practical steering to farmers, business manufacturers of horticultural crops and research. The Ministry of Internal Affairs deals with the maintenance of law and order, the Police and Fire Forces, management of the prisons and the remedy of offenders. Other miscellaneous subjects treated by this ministry include explosives, firearms, risky tablets, prisons, stores, public protection, entertainment, cremation, bylaws and proper rule and formal commercial enterprise. The aforementioned features and similar ones executed by using different ministries require the advent and renovation of courses. There is also documentation of press briefings given with the aid of the varied heads of ministries and newsletters, which might be channels for respective ministries there-by making them greater public members of the family aware.
Legislative courses consist of the information and debates of Parliament and the reports of hearings of the various Parliamentary Committees. Included right here also are multiple coverage statements in reply to parliamentary questions. The Hansard is every other wealthy source for public subjects as it presents official facts and views about parliamentary debates.
Publications from the Judiciary branch of presidency consist by and large of news of presidency selections by using the Magistrate, Appeals and Supreme Courts. Found on this arm of government are regulation books, ‘annual registers’, nation trials and rulings, the constitution, worldwide treaties, protocols, peace accords, Acts, payments and digests of nearby newspapers. These courses provide the judiciary with pertinent information on multifarious criminal matters. Such data is required to be factual and politically independent.