Cabinet Reshuffle

 

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday Monday 4th December, 2017 relieved Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara from his duty as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and announced ministerial and other positions subject to parliamentary approval where necessary.

According to government press release from the Office of the President at State House, “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 furthered that, “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.” Below are the names of appointees:

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

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

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