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Mini Cabinet Reshuffle PDF Print E-mail
Development
Written by Expotimes   
Monday, 04 December 2017 19:20
In a mini cabinet reshuffle, SierraLeone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed new ministers of foreign affairs and information. Former central bank governor Dr Kelfala Marah is the country’s new chief diplomat and Alpha Kanu is back as the government’s chief spokesman.
 
Both men ran to succeed the president but were left in the cold during the process of selecting the ruling party’s standard bearer. Two other presidential aspirants have also been brought in as presidential advisers, Dr Joseph Sam Sesay and Alimamy P Koroma. So has the former information minister Mohamed Bangura. Alfred Palo Conteh is back as defense minister.
 
Former defense minister Abdul Rahman Kamara is now deputy minister of internal affairs. Rtd Major Sengu Koroma - a former deputy - is the new internal affairs minister. Many have reacted to the reshuffle dismissively calling it an old wine in a new bottle. Some others say it’s an attempt to calm the choppy political waters following the controversial national delegates’ conference of the ruling party which left a groundswell of discontent.
 
CREDIT: © Umaru Fofana
 
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT DR. SAMURA KAMARA IS STEPPING ASIDE FROM HIS POSITION AS MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SO THAT HE WILL BECOME FULLY ENGAGED IN HIS PRESIDENTIAL BID IN THE FORTHCOMING 2018 NATIONAL ELECTIONS.  
 
IT HAS THEREFORE PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MINISTERIAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT WHERE NECESSARY:
 
                                                      MINISTERS
 
 DR. KAIFALA MARAH                                -      MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
 
MAJ (RTD) ALFRED PALO CONTEH          -     MINISTER OF DEFENCE
 
MAJ (RTD) ISMAEL SENGU KOROMA      -      MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
 
ALHAJI AMB. DR. ALPHA KANU                -     MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS         
 
                                              MINISTERS OF STATE
 
MR. ERIC DURA SESAY                               -        MINISTER OF STATE, OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT 
 
MR. MOMOH VANDI                                     -       MINISTER OF STATE II, MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 
   
                                                  DEPUTY MINISTERS
 
MR. BRIMA BANGURA                                -       DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 
CAPT (RTD) ABDUL RAHMAN KAMARA -     DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
 
MR. TAMBA OPEL SAM SUMANA             -       DEPUTY MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS
                                         
 
                                                 OTHER APPOINTMENTS
 
AMB. ALIMAMY P. KOROMA                      -         SPECIAL ADVISER AND AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE
 
DR. JOSEPH SAM SESAY                               -         SPECIAL ADVISER AND CO-ORDINATOR SIERRA LEONE  INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARKS SYSTEM
 
MR. MOHAMED BANGURA                          -         SPECIAL ADVISER
 
END
STATE HOUSE
FREETOWN
4TH DECEMBER 2017                       

 

 

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