Four senior workers at the National Power Authority (NPA), namely the general manager Foday Mannah, deputy general manager Patrick Tarawalie, financial controller Chrispin Wilson and the generator manager Alfred Vandi have been sent on indefinite leave by the minister Haja Afsatu Kabba.
Dr Zubariu Kalokoh has been appointed to replace the general manager, the technical director Dennis Scott Garve will now take the place of acting deputy general manager, and Claudius Cummings will act as the financial controller whilst Solomon Musa who was deputy generator manager will now replace his boss as the manager.
This leave came as a result of a letter issued to the four on Monday November 19.
According to the minister, she sent the four on leave due to management restructuring and that she wanted to achieve President Koroma’s vision of providing electricity supply, noting that the expectations of the people were very high and therefore “we must work hard to satisfy them”.
The minister added that she would run the ministry with transparency and accountability backed with respect for workers and customers who pay their bills.
Haja Afsatu Kabba stressed that she would work until she achieved her goals and objectives as minister in that ministry in the shortest possible time.
She also emphasized that electricity and water supplies must be paid for. The minister stated that she wanted to ensure that constant electricity supply was restored in the city.
The new general manager, Dr Zubariu Kalokoh who took office yesterday, said he would go all out to address problems facing the ministry.
He added that, “I am going to make sure that NPA work for the people of Sierra Leone and ensure that the supply of electricity is good for the economic growth and development of the country”.