By Thomas Sankara
Orange Money Sierra Leone has refused to adhere to an order issued by the Parliamentary oversight Committee on Information and Communications.
It could be recalled that the last week the Committee ordered that Orange Money reintroduce the unilaterally slashed 6% commission from its Orange Money Agents.
The situation prompted complaint and threats of strike action by the Agents which warranted the intervention of Parliament.
According to Orange Money Agents, the instructions of Parliament that Orange Money with immediate effect pay them 6% commission has not been heeded by Orange Money.
This is an outright afront on the dignity of Parliament, consequently tantamount to Contempt of Parliament.
A ranking Parliamentary Information and Communications member said that Orange Money is processing the order but can not tell when it will be given effect as ordered.
However, some ordinary watchers in the public have on the other hand questioned the powers of Parliament to make such an order to a corporate institution that is not funded with public money.