Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Government sacks top brass

About six members of the former ruling Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party holding key diplomatic positions, Heads of Parastatals or Board Chairman and the Ombudsman respectively, have lost their jobs as the new government of the present ruling All Peoples' Congress (APC) party continues to effect changes from key government institutions both in and out of the country.


Two weeks after the sacking of both the  Head  and deputy of the National Commission for Social Action also known as NaCSA and the Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and other few others were show the back door, the new government last Friday announced that Kanji Daramy, Alie Bangura, Alhaji Cole, Francis Gabbidon, Chief Sumano Kapen II and Suliaman Tejan-Jalloh, amongst others, have been relieved off their various responsibility.
Kanji was Chairman and Commissioner of the National Telecommunication Commission, Alie Bangura was Sierra Leone High Commissioner to Ghana, Alhaji Cole was Managing - Director Sierra Leone State Lottery, Chief Sumano Kapen II was State Lottery Board Chairman, Francis Cabbidon was Sierra Leone’s Ombudsman and Suliaman Tejan-Jalloh was Sierra Leone Ambassador to USA.
Alie Bangura is being replaced by Osman Foday Yansaneh (former APC Secretary-General), and a successor to Sumano Kapen II was also announced. Bockarie Stevens, son of late Siaka Stevens( former president of Sierra Leone) who once served as Sierra Leone Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, is to replace Suliaman Tejan-Jalloh in the USA.

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