Parliament yesterday approved Professor Harry Turay as non-executive chairman Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA), Olu Richie Awoonor-Gordon as member Anti Corruption Advisory Committee, Shekou Momodu Touray as ambassador to the UN and four others as board members. The presidential nominees were interviewed on Wednesday 7th by the committee on appointments and public service for which its chairman the majority leader of the APC, Hon Edward Turay, said they adhered strictly to their standard procedures by questioning them on their educational backgrounds, track records, declared assets, tax obligations and their visions for a successfully and nationally productive tenure of office.
Professor Harry Turay is an academic who has participated in various academic activities and national development. He was principal, Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone from 1992-2000 and pro-vice chancellor, University of Sierra Leone from 1992-1994. Prof Turay promised to work as a team to improve the road network in the country in order to enhance agricultural productivity and marketing. He suggested road user education to be introduced. Mr Olu Richie Awoonor-Gordon is a practicing journalist of long standing repute and sound academic background. He is the editor of the Peep! newsmagazine and was lecturer in the Department of History, Fourah Bay College in 1983-1985.
Mr Momodu Touray is a barrister-at-law who started his career in the Foreign Service. He promised to represent the country in the international arena for the benefit of the entire citizenry. Olu Gordon advised that the people be educated on corruption issues, stressing that he would support no friend, relative or brother involved in corruption. Emile S. Kargbo was approved to serve as board member, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank. He is an accountant and currently the managing partner Emile Kargbo and Associate. The other nominee also approved was Max Korombo Conteh to serve as board member NASSIT, Mrs Fatmata Koroma as SALWACO Board member and Idrissa Alooma Kamara Board member NPA.