Sierra Leone

President conducts major reshuffle of Cabinet


President Ernest Bai Koroma has carried out a comprehensive reshuffle of his Cabinet, sacking four ministers and the chief of the army with a total of 13 ministers either being moved or sacked. The move comes as the government has started to lose the support of the public just two years away from a general election. One newspaper, the Sierra Leone Telegraph, described the move as only prolonging “the downward spiral of poor governance, corruption and ministerial ineptitude.”

We do not, as yet, have news of the changes to the Ministry of Defence.

The full list of the new Cabinet is as follows:

Ernest Bai Koroma President
Victor Foh Vice-President
Dr. Samura Kamara Minister of Foreign Affairs
Momodu L. Kargbo Minister of Finance and Economic Development
Alfred Palo Conteh Minister of Internal Affairs
Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara Minister of Justice and Attorney-General
Momodu Allieu Pat-Sowe Minister of Trade and Industry
Henry Macauley Minister of Energy
Momodu Maligi Minister of Water Resources
Mohamed Bangura Minister of Information and Communications
Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah Minister of Health and Sanitation
Alhaji Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure
Maya Kaikai Minister of Local Government and Rural Development
Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources
Prof. Monty Patrick Johes Minister of Agriculture, Food Security & Forestry
Diana Konomanyi Minister of Lands, Country Planning & the Environment
Elizabeth Mans Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Dr. Sylvia Blyden Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs
Sidi Yahya Tunis Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Dr. Matthew Teambo Minister of Labour and Social Security
Dr. Minkailu Bah Minister of Education, Science and Technology
Ahmed Khanou Minister of Sports
Bai Mamoud Bangura Minister of Youth Affairs
Balogun Koroma Minister of Transport and Aviation
Nanette Thomas Minister of Political and Public Affairs
Harriet Turay Minister of State, Office of the Vice President

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