The Sierra Leone president has started naming his new government with three top appointees already announced in a press release issued today from the seat of power, State House. According to the release below, the Head of Sate will be making other cabinet appointments shortly. The appointment of Dr.Kaifala Marah as the new Finance Minister taking over from Dr. Samura Kamara who is now the new Foreign Minister is a unique one indeed. Marah brings a disciplined approach into government after a short stint as Chief of Staff to the presidency where he had administered his role with an uncompromising firmness.
The appointment of Dr. Marah is a signal that president Koroma means business as he prepares to implement his new Agenda for Prosperity, as the new Finance Minister has a revenue and expenditure administration background whilst serving at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. It seems the Head of State is keen on fulfilling his promise to deliver “the goods” based on commitments highlighted throughout the presidential elections campaign. Dr. Samura Kamara brings a much needed fresh impetus to the Foreign Ministry. He is a sound and safe pair of hands, with a high academic caliber, and will definitely turn around the diplomatic face of the country’s foreign policy. Dr. Kamara is an eloquent speaker with a good command of the English Language which will inevitably become useful as he negotiates the country’s relationship with the rest of the world.
THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS:
Dr. KAIFALA MARAH – MINISTER OF FINANCE
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
DR.S.M.W.KAMARA – MINISTER OF FOREIGN
AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL
MR.F.B.KARGBO – ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND MINISTER
OTHER MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.
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