The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of a new parliamentary year and the President sets out his government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. This State Opening will usher in the start of the Sixth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone.
The State Opening happens on the first day of a new parliamentary session or shortly after a general election. The last State Opening of Parliament took place on 2nd May 2019 which ushered in the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic.
The State Opening is the main ceremonial event of the parliamentary calendar, attracting large crowds and a significant television and online audience. The President will deliver his Speech which contains an outline of its policies and proposed legislation for the new parliamentary session and give his speech to the Members of Parliament. After the President leaves, a new parliamentary session starts, and Parliament gets back to work.
Thursday 28 May 2020
- Who:WFD Sierra Leone
- When:Thursday 28 May 2020