EUCLID University in collaboration with FOURAH BAY COLLEGE University of Sierra Leone will be hosting a special convocation ceremony of the Honorary doctorate degree in Political and Public Affairs for Hon, Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu, Minister of Information and Communications at the Mary Henrietta Kingsley Auditorium Fourah Bay College, on the 23rd Dec. 2015.
Picture above is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, FBC(Chairman, National Board of Education,and Pro Chancellor University of Makeni) Prof. S. P. Thomas Gbamanja, GCOR. And the Hon. Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu, Minister of Information and Communications.
The minister is currently being involved in a corruption scandal involving him and the ministry allegedly spending Le101Million On Leadership Training.
Documents from the Information Ministry revealed that the sum of Le 33, 821, 800 was paid as tuition fees to the Harvard Kenney School and Le 67, 209, 800 as air ticket to go to Harvard to do the course.
This revelation was made when the 2016 Appropriation Act was being debated by Members of Parliament on Monday November 23rd 2015.
When the Committee of Supply started calling Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’S) to defend their 2015 budgets,Sub Appropriation Committee 3 headed by Hon Benneh Bangura expressed displeasure over the Ministry of Information and Communication that appeared before the committee to defend its 2015 budget.
The Committee picked out that a whooping amount of 3,105, 24130 Billion Leones was spent on the Minister of Information and Communication, Hon Alpha Kanu alone.