Mr Wusu B. Munu and Alhaji Mohamed K Fadika have been approved by parliament as ambassadors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran with six others to serve as board members in various state enterprises and commissions.
Presenting the nominees to members of parliament yesterday, the majority leader Hon Edward M.Turay of APC said the nominees were interviewed on Monday 16 June by the parliamentary committee on appointment and public services where they maintained strict consistency to its standard procedures by probing in to the educational background, track records, declared assets, tax obligations and their vision for a successful and nationally productive tenure.
Whilst presenting the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hon Edward Turay told MPs that he was a retired civil servant who joined the civil service in 1964 and rose through the ranks to the position of permanent secretary in a number of ministries. He said the nominee was later appointed secretary in the office of the second vice president and secretary to the 1991 constitutional Review Commission before his retirement in 1992. Mr Munu was elected to parliament in 2002-2007 for the APC party.
Mr Turay also presented Alhaji Kemoh Fadika ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran as a nominee who had served as deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria in 1977-1981 and between 1981-83, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt with accreditation to other Arab countries.
Alhaji Fadika assured the committee that he will work assiduously to ensure and maintain the already excellent bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and Iran. He is also accredited to Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brunei and Malaysia.
Paramount Chief Massa Yelli Tham11 of Makari/Gbanti chiefdom, Bombali District was approved as Board member, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank. He was appointed Director of the Bank of Sierra Leone in 1979 and in 1996 elected Member of Parliament.
The other nominees approved were Commander (Rtd) Andrew Augustine Koroma as Board member SALPOST, Alhaji Mohamed Musa King as Board member National Commission for Privatisation (NCP), Mr Alpha B. Savage who is a senior lecturer and Dean of the faculty of Engineering was approved as Board member Guma Valley Water Company whilst Mr Joseph A.Tweede also as Board member Guma Valley Water Company and Mrs Tenneh Gbondo approved as local Government Commissioner
By Ishmael Bayoh