President Ernest Bai Koroma today formally welcomed the new State Chief of Protocol (SCOP), Mohammed Alusine Sesay, while bidding farewell to Sullay Daramy, who held the position for more than a decade. The President said the job would not be easy for the new SCOP, “but with the training and experience you have acquired, I’m sure you’ll live up to the challenge.” He looked forward to having a cordial working relationship with the new man, while advising him to work with all other State House staff “as a team.”
President Koroma complimented Sullay Daramy “for putting us through the rudiments at the initial stage”, emphasizing that the job of State Chief of Protocol requires selflessness and discipline. He wished him the best in his new assignment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Alusine Sesay, a graduate of Njala University, joined the Civil Service in 1986, and since then has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, starting as Higher Executive Officer. Between 1986 and 1995 he served twice as Protocol Officer, as well as in the Administrative and Consular Sections, within the Ministry. He was later posted to Saudi Arabia as Second Secretary / Head of Chancery and subsequently moved to Liberia as Acting Counsellor / Head of Chancery, a position he held until his new appointment.