Sierra Leone’s foremost writer, lecturer and historian, Professor Joe A. D. Alie was yesterday among seven other prominent Sierra Leoneans who faced the Parliamentary Appointment Committee, following their nomination by His Excellency the President to serve in various public offices.
Prof. Alie swiftly went through the panel, after he received a heart-rending eulogy from his former student at Fourah Bay College; the current Deputy Speaker of the House of Parliament, Hon. Chernor R.M. Bah.
Being interviewed as a proposed Member of the Monument and Relics Commission, the Deputy Speaker told the Committee that Prof. Alie’s show of kindness still lingers in his mind, when he was at FBC; and till date, he considers such benevolence as a factor responsible for his current status.
As a result, backed up by other acclamations that the Prof. received, Members of the Committee recommended he was more than fit for the appointment and that his presence in the commission together with others, will bring good yield in the area of tracing the country’s historical heritage.
Moreover, the committee interviewed seven other nominees mostly for new entities created by the government. Among them were:
1. Sanusi Deen- proposed Chairman, Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority
2. Ibrahim Y. Thorlu-Bangura- proposed Chairman, Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Unit,
3. Dr. Max Ahmadu Sesay- Proposed Chairman, Public Service Commission,
4. Mrs. Alice Onomake-proposed Chairman, Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company Limited (SIERRATEL)
5. Dr. George E. Taylor-Lewis proposed Chairman, Sierra Leone Electricity Generation and Transmission Company
6. Shollay Davies-proposed Deputy Commissioner, Anti Corruption Commission.
7. and Alie Badara Forna-proposed Chairman, National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit
By Poindexter Sama
Tuesday April 15, 2014