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In a dramatic announcement just after midnight on Friday, President Ernest Bai Koroma revealed the rest of his cabinet. As Newstime Africa predicted, the Agriculture, Defence, Transport and Aviation ministers all retained their portfolios.

The eloquent Alpha Kanu - New Minister of Information and Communication

The eloquent Alpha Kanu – New Minister of Information and Communication

Diana Konomanyi is the new Local Government Minister, and Richard Konteh is moved from Trade and Industry to become the new Chief of Staff at State House. The eloquent and formidable Alpha Kanu becomes the new Information Minister after serving as Political and Public Affairs Minister for sometime. The new minister of Health is Miatta Kargbo, while Pat Sowe is now the new man at Fisheries and Marine Resources.

The newly appointed Ministers are still subject to parliamentary scrutiny and approval. The full list of cabinet is below:

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MINISTERIAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS:

MINISTERS

 

Ms DIANA KONOMANI                        -        MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

MR. J.B. DAUDA                               –       MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

ALHAJI A.B.S. KANU                        -          MINISTER OF INFORMATION

AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

ALHAJI OSMAN BOIE KAMARA            –        MINISTER OF TRADE AND

INDUSTRY

 

MAJOR (RTD) A.P. CONTEH                -         MINISTER OF DEFENCE

 

DR. MINKAILU BAH                           -         MINISTER OF EDUCATION,

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Ms MIATTA KARGBO                         -           MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SANITATION

 

DR. J. SAM SESAY                            -          MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE,

FOOD SECURITY, AND FORESTRY

MR. A. P. KOROMA                           -          MINISTER OF WORKS,

HOUSING, AND

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

MR. OLUNIYI ROBBIN-COKER             –        MINISTER OF ENERGY

MR. MOMODU MALIGI                     -          MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES

 

 

ALHAJI MINKAILU MANSARAY              –      MINISTER OF MINES AND MINERAL

RESOURCES

MR. V. C. MINAH                                  -      MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

AND AVIATION

 

MR MUSA TARAWALLY                        -    MINISTER OF LANDS, COUNTRY

PLANNING, AND THE

ENVIRONMENT

MR MOIJUEH KAIKAI                         –     MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE,

GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS

 

CAPT. M.A. PAT-SOWE                  -     MINISTER OF FISHERIES AND MARINE  RESOURCES

MINISTERS OF STATE

 

MR. MOMODU KARGBO                  -          MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF

FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

ALHAJI F.B.L.MANSARAY                 –      MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF

FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

                                               DEPUTY MINISTERS

 

Ms MABINTY DARAMY                -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE   AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

DR. EBUN JUSU                         -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

MR. ARROW BOCKARIE              -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF JUSTICE

 

MR. IBRAHIM H. KALOKOH             -    DEPUTY MINISTER OF

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

MR. SHEKA TARAWALIE             –           DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL

AFFAIRS

MR. THEO NICOL                         –          DEPUTY MINISTER OF INFORMATION    AND COMMUNICATIONS

MR. ALI B. MANSARAY                -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND  INDUSTRY

 

MR.SYLVESTER O. HANCILES       –       DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MR. MAMOUD TARAWALI                      -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

DR. ABUBAKARR FOFANAH                 –    DEPUTY MINISTER OF HEALTH AND

SANITATION

 

MR.FODAY SAWI                               –      DEPUTY MINISTER OF HEALTH AND

SANITATION

MRS MARIE JALLOH                      -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE,

FOOD SECURITY AND FORESTRY

 

MR. LOVELL THOMAS                  -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE,

FOOD SECURITY AND FORESTRY

 

MR. A.B. BARRIE                         -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF WORKS, HOUSING

AND INFRASTRUCTURE

 

MR. M. BASH-KAMARA                -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY

MR. RANDOLPH FODAY BAYOH        -     DEPUTY MINISTER OF WATER   RESOURCES

MR. ABDUL IGNOSIS KOROMA      -       DEPUTY MINISTER OF MINES AND

MINERAL RESOURCES

 

MR.IBRAHIM MANSARAY            -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

AND AVIATION

 

MR. AHMED KANU                     -        DEPUTY MINISTER OF LANDS,

COUNTRY PLANNING, AND THE

ENVIRONMENT

MR. MUSTAPHA BAI ATTILA     -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE,

GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS

 

MR. CHARLES ROGERS         -         DEPUTY MINISTER OF FISHERIES AND

MARINE RESOURCES

RESIDENT MINISTERS

 

MR. ALIE D. KAMARA     -             RESIDENT MINISTER, NORTH

 

MR. MUCTARR CONTEH        -      RESIDENT MINISTER, SOUTH

MR. WILLIAM SMITH       -            RESIDENT MINISTER, EAST

 

 

                                   OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT   

 

MR.E.B.OSHO COKER     –          SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT

 

DR. RICHARD KONTEH     –               CHIEF OF STAFF

 

 

THE REST OF MINISTERIAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.                   

                                                              END

STATE HOUSE

FREETOWN   4TH JANUARY, 2013

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Comments
macivan emmanuel pratt says:

i pray that God almighty gives more wisdom an understanding to his excellency and team so that mama salone will repy the benefit of what it has sow for over thousand of years for the average sierra leonean to be happy in the name of jesus amen

Aristo says:

We pray that allah continue to guide his excellency and his team so that they produce desired results for for mama salone.

Musa mansaray says:

Dear my fellow sierra leonean the new minstarial position has been announced by the president. Let forget about the past, it high-time we should think about president Koroma agender for prosperity. I’m much more optimestic that this new cabinet will work with president DR ERNEST BAI KOROMA. In the name of Allha

Alfred Dumbuya says:

Dear Fellow Sierra Leoneans,

I wish to congratulate you all to the presidential nomination as lieutenant of the state. I pray for God guidance and protection for meaningful towards social and economic transformation of beloved nation to become middle income. Hard work pays!!
Jatta.

ALIE KAMARA says:

Alhaji Alpha Kanu is really competent for the new appointed position as a minister of information and communication.because he is a really political animal in the field of politics. he knows how to analys issue genunelly.he is so objective in the media, but my comment is that were did not know were president koroma posted Dr.soccoh kabia position.thank you.