State radio last night announced Dr Samura Kamara as the new Central Bank Governor with immediate effect.
Dr Kamara replaces Dr J.D.Rogers whose appointment has been seen by the new government as political. Dr Rogers was formerly a Deputy Finance Minister under the SLPP government before being appointed Bank Governor.
Dr Samura Kamara was for a very long period the Financial Secretary but left about a year ago to take up a post at the IMF.
His appointment is being seen as bringing back professionals to mann professional institutions.
Dr Rogers bade farewell to his staff in a closed door session at midday yesterday Thursday 18th October.