Parliament yesterday approved two presidential nominees, Alieu Sesay and Vandi Chidi Minah, for the positions of commissioner general of the National Revenue Authority and the deputy Foreign Affairs minister respectively.
Presenting the nominees to MPs, the deputy majority leader Hon Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya of the APC said the Appointment Committee interviewed the two nominees on Monday, stating that they maintained strict consistency to its standard procedure.
The deputy majority leader said the nominee for the post of deputy Foreign Affairs had a Masters degree in law backed by extensive work experience in the UN system.
The nominee, he continued, served as legal adviser in June 2006 to date at United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone/ United Nations Country Team (on extended assignment from UNHQ, New York).
The nominee also served as legal officer in September 2005-6, office of Human Resource Management, Administrative law unit and in 2003-5 first officer, office of the assistant secretary general (on secondment), Legal officer, office of human resource management, administrative law unit. He also served as legal officer, office of the director of administration 2000-02 and legal officer, office of the principal legal advisor, legal affairs officer, office of the chief legal officer/office of the special representative to the secretary general 1996-99, associate legal counsel, Steven, Hinds and White, New York and associate crown prosecutor, The crown prosecution service, London. The nominee had served in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor Dilli, Bosnia and Herzegovina .
The next nominee was the commissioner general of the national revenue authority, Alieu Sesay, who holds a masters degree in economics in public policy and taxation, an M.Phil in Economics policy Analysis and Econometrics backed by numerous professional certificates.
Up to his appointment he was senior economist (research and statistics) West African Monetary Institute (a sub- division of Ecowas) Accra, Ghana. In 2005-06 he was head/director, Revenue and tax policy division, ministry of Finance Sierra Leone and Economist, Macroeconomic policy and statistics, EPRU 200-05, National coordinator, IMF-DFID general data dissemination system project and economist, sector policy, EPRU, 2002-03- 1997-99 respectively.