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Sierra Leone President Reshuffles His Cabinet
By AWARENESS TIMES
Feb 27, 2009, 23:23

By virtue of the powers vested in him under Section 53 and pursuant to the provisions of Section 56 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone 1991, His Excellency the President of Sierra Leone has just announced the appointment of the following Ministers and deputy Ministers:
 
MINISTERS:
 
Finance and Economic Development:
Dr. Samura Kamara (Currently the Bank Governor)

Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:
Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura
 
Attorney-General and Minister of Justice
Mr. Abdul Serry-Kamal
 
Information and Communications
Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo


Mineral Resources
Alhaji Alpha Saahid Bakarr Kanu (former Presidential Affairs)


Health and Sanitation
Mr. Sheku Tejan Koroma (former Deputy Health Minister)


Agriculture, Food Security & Forestry
Dr. Sam Sesay


Presidential and Public Affairs
Mr. Joseph Koroma (formerly of UNIDO)


Works, Housing and Infrastructure
Mr. Alimamy P. Koroma (former Trade Minister)
 
Lands, Country Planning and the Environment
Dr. Dennis Sandi
 
Defence
Major Rtd. Alfred Palo Conteh 

Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development
Mr. Dauda Sulaiman Kamara
 
Marine Resources and Fisheries
Haja Afsatu Kabba (former Energy Minister)


Energy and Water Resources
Prof. Ogunlade Davidson (Just two weeks ago was approved to be Chairman of Sierra Leone Environmental & Protection Agency. He has served on a prestigious Nobel-winning UN Panel of Experts)

 

Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Mr. Hindolo Sumanguru Trye
 
Social Welfare, Gender and Childrens' Affairs
Dr. Soccoh Kabia (former Health Minister)
 
Education, Youth & Sports
Dr. Minkailu Bah


Employment and Social Security
Mr. Minkailu Mansaray


Trade and Industry
Mr. David Carew (former Finance Minister)
 
Transport and Aviation
Capt. Allieu Pat Sowe (had been acting since Kemoh Sesay was sent on suspension)
 
Minister of State, Office of the Vice President
Mr. Leonard Balogun Koroma
 
Resident Minister, East: Mr. William Juana Smith
Resident Minister, South: Mr. Musa Tarawali
Resident Minister, North: Mr. Alie Kamara

DEPUTY MINISTERS:
Finance and Economic Development
1. Dr Richard Konteh
2. Mr Momodu Kargbo
 
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Mr. Vandi Chidi Minah
 
Information and Communications
Ms. Saidata Sesay (popular APC Radio Broadcaster and sister of detained cocaine trafficking suspect Ahmed Sesay)


Mineral Resources
Mr Abdul Ignosis Koroma


Health and Sanitation
Mr. Mohamed Daudis Koroma (former Deputy Information Minister)
 
Agriculture, Food Security and Forestry
1. Mr. Ali Badara Mansaray
2. Mr. Lovell Thomas
 
Works, Housing and
Infrastructure
Mr. Abdul Babagaleh Barrie


Lands, Country Planning and the Environment
Mr. Syl Goba
 
Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development
1. Mr. Ibrahim Kaloko
2. Mr. Raymond Kabia

 
Marine Resources and Fisheries
Ms. Rosaline Oya Sankoh


Energy and Water Resources
Mr. Martin Bash Kamara


Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Mr. Hassan Mansaray


Social Welfare, Gender and Childrens Affairs
Ms. Jeneh Kandeh
 
Education, Youth and Sports
Dr. Algasimu Jah
Dr. Lansana Nyallay

 
Employment and Social Security
Mr. Moijueh Kaikai (Quit PMDC to become APC)


Trade and Industry
Ms. Mabinty Daramy


Transport and Aviation
Mr. Sylvester Osmond Hanciles
 
With the exception of those retained in office as Ministers and Deputy Ministers, all new appointments are subject to approval by Parliament whilst in order to ensure continuity of government, outgoing Ministers and Deputy Ministers are advised to remain in post where necessary until the new appointees have been confirmed by Parliament and have taken the oath of office. This is what happened in 2007 when former ministers of the erstwhile SLPP Kabbah Government had stayed in post until their successors had taken oaths of office.



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