The Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Bangura has been rolling out his vision for his Ministry in the next eighteen months.
In an exclusive interview with the Global Times yesterday, Mr. Bangura said that, in the next four weeks, he intends to revive the ailing SLENA (Sierra Leone News Agency) and the Sierra Leone Daily Mail.
The Information Minister informed the Global Times that, his Ministry in collaboration with the Attorney General’s Office is looking at urgently replacing the obnoxious Public Order Act of 1965 with a law that is consistent with modern democracy and press freedom.
As a former media practitioner and media owner, Mr. Bangura assured the Global Times that, by the time he leaves office, the relationship between the Government and the Media would have improved significantly.
Mr. Bangura said that, he wanted to secure the blessings of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma before he proceeds with his vision for the Ministry of Information and Communications.