Another Reshuffle


Sources close to State House have confided in The Exclusive that His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio will at anytime from now announce another cabinet reshuffle as he promised during his recent reshuffle last week.

According to the sources, “After a careful review of the performance of his appointees, and upon consultations with his Vice President and Chief Minister, who are responsible for inspecting the performances of his appointees, President Bio at anytime from now will inform the nation accordingly.”

As in the previous reshuffle, the sources said, the President is expected to swap some Ministers and Deputy Ministers, dismiss some and bring some new faces onboard, adding that heads of some parastatals, Ambassadors and other key presidential appointees will also be affected.

With the President keeping everything up his sleeve, sources say there are sleepless nights for many Cabinet Ministers who are not certain whether or not they would be retained in their positions, noting that the swaps are expected to affect Ministers and Deputies that are not performing to expectations in their current postings, but can do better in Ministries within their competence. “Some people will definitely lose their positions and be replaced by newcomers,” The Exclusive was told.

An official in the President’s media team hinted that the pending reshuffle would not be the last by President Bio as he seeks to vigorously and sustainably deliver on his ‘New Direction’ promises to the electorate with certainly an eye on his reelection by the people who will hold him accountable for his five years stewardship in 2023.