The last set of presidential nominees to serve as deputy ministers and resident minister was yesterday interviewed.
The Resident Minister North, Alie D. Kamara, a specialist dealing with the mentally retarded told the committee that with his experience in treating the mentally retarded, he would treat every body with dignity and respect.
Ibrahim Hadiru Kaloko, proposed deputy minister for internal affairs, local government and rural development also said with his knowledge in devolution he would help in the smooth operations of the ministry, while Martin Bash Kamara, proposed deputy minister for energy and power said with the emphasis placed by the president on providing electricity he would work hard to actualize that dream.
The proposed deputy minister for health and sanitation, Sheku Tejan Koroma spoke of re-introducing the sanitary officers.
He spoke of the poor health service delivery and a complete overhaul of the hospitals.
Like the minister of lands country planning and the environment, the proposed deputy minister Daniel Gaima said he would ensure that state lands were not encroached upon and condemned the act of demolishing houses without court order.
Dr Lansana Nyallay, deputy minister for education youths and sports, Abdul Babagaleh Barrie, works, housing and infrastructure, Rosaline Oya Sankoh marine resources, Raymond Kabia also of internal affairs local government and rural development , Mabinty Daramy trade and industry and Alie Badara Mansaray spoke of making a difference at their ministries.
Momodu Kargbo deputy finance, economic development and planning said the backbone of any economy was the resource base and if the revenue collection was poor the economy would not be good.
He stated that in as much as the economy was donor-driven, that should not warrant the donors to control policies.