Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma prepares to name the rest of his new cabinet

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma is set to name the rest of his cabinet, including high ranking diplomats, and deputy ministers this week, as he settles down into his second-term of office with a fresh mandate from the people who voted in numbers to re-elect him this past November.

President Ernest Bai Koroma

President Ernest Bai Koroma

There has been a lot of scrambling for positions as the outgoing cabinet members jostle to retain their portfolios, whilst those aspiring for top ministerial jobs are pushing every political button they can lay their hands on to influence the Head of State’s pen as he prepares to release the list of new appointees.

It is highly rumoured that the cabinet will see fresh and young faces as the President taps into the diaspora for new and vibrant talent to usher in much needed impetus in the new government. As President Koroma has already clearly demonstrated, a few old faces will retain their jobs because of experience in order to help drive the new Agenda for Prosperity. But ministries that will inevitably be affected are Information and Broadcasting; Interior; Energy and Water Resources; Health and Sanitation; Education, Science and Technology; Youth, Employment and Sports; Marine Resources and Fisheries; Works, Housing and Infrastructural Development; Labour and Social Security; Mineral ResourcesLands, Country Planning & the Environment; along with Youth Employment and Sports.

Some of the Ministers have done extremely well and are expected to either retain their positions or rewarded with new ones. These include but not limited to Agriculture, Food Security and Forestry; Transport and Aviation; Political and Public Affairs; Trade and Industry; Defence; and Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Ambassadors, High Commissioners and top diplomats to the UK; USA; Brussels, Russia; the AU and a few other countries, are also expected to be recalled and replaced or moved to other assignments. The Head of State is also expected to announce new heads of state commissions and replace some top members of his close team of advisors and assistants at state house.


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  1. Matthew Blessings Swarray.

    Naming new ministers, please inform the government not to forget the people of kono as there is no hope for us..

  2. usifu koroma

    Dear Mr President and Member of your Cabinet
    Mr President, I had a concern I would like to bring into your attention.
    As I had outline my Name above,I was very much disappoint about the treatment of one of your cabinet Member towards the signing of my Land Document.Please Mr President I am Crying for your help to sign my document,My land document had being lying for more than Two year without signing them.Please Mr President Help me to sing this Document,So that I can Build my House and also help the Country to move forward.The more we put on nice building,the more our Country moved forward ,
    Thank you
    Your Sincerely Usifu Koroma

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