Political Parties Registration Commission
O.A.U Drive,Tower Hill, Freetown
7th January, 2011
The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) wishes to remind the leadership of all registered Political Parties that in accordance with Section 20 (4) of the Political Parties Act (Act No. 3) of 2002, political parties are required to submit their audited financial accounts to PPRC three months after the end of every year. The quoted section in the PPRC Act state thus:
“There shall be submitted by every political party to the Commission within three months after the end of every year a declaration of its income, assets and liabilities together with its audited accounts.”
In addition, Section 20 (6) of the said Act states thus:
“The Commission shall, within thirty days after receipt of the declaration required
By subsection (1) or subsection (4), publish it by Government Notice.”
PPRC recalls that Section 27 (1) (b) & (c) of the PPRC Act provides that:
“Without prejudice to any other penalty prescribed by this Act or any other enactment,the Commission may apply to the Supreme Court for an order to cancel the registration of any political party where that party –
(b) has contravened any provision of the Constitution or this Act or;
(c) submits any statement to the Commission, including any declaration made under Section 20 or 21, which is false in any material particular.
In line with all of the above, all registered political parties are urged to abide by the above provisions on or before 31st March, 2011.
The PPRC was established by an Act of Parliament to register and regulate the conduct of political parties in
accordance with sections 34 and 35 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone and the Political Parties Act of 2002.