The cabinet reshuffle announced late Sunday would see four women in Sierra Leone’s Cabinet for the first time.

Diana Finda Konomanyi, former local government minister, is now Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment.

Nanette Thomas, 60, who is shown at an attitude and behavior rally announced by President Koroma during his first term, is now Minister of Political Affairs and Public Affairs.

Onetime All People’s Congress party women’s leader, Elizabeth Mans, 56, (pictured left) is Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister, while Sylvia Blyden, 44, (lead photo) will become social welfare minister following the departure of Moijeuh Kaikai and his deputy, Mustapha Bai Attila, after a bitter row.

Checkout Full Pres release below:

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT IN REVIEWING THE OVERALL GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE, IT HAS PLEASED HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING MINISTERIAL, AMBASSADORIAL, STATUTORY AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT WHERE NECESSARY:

MINISTERS

1. MR. MOMODU L. KARGBO – MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

2. MR. MAYA KAIKAI – MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

3. MAJOR (RTD) ALFRED PALO CONTEH – MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

4. MR. MOHAMED BANGURA – MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

5. CAPT. MOMODU ALLIEU PAT-SOWE – MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

6. ALHAJI IBRAHIM KEMOH SESAY – MINISTER OF WORKS, HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

7. MS. DIANA KONOMANYI – MINISTER OF LANDS, COUNTRY PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

8. DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN – MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS

9. MS. ELIZABETH MANS – MINISTER OF FISHERIES AND MARINE RESOURCES

10. MR. BAI MAMOUD BANGURA – MINISTER OF YOUTH AFFAIRS

11. MR. SIDI YAHYA TUNIS – MINISTER OF TOURISM

12. MR. AHMED KHANOU – MINISTER OF SPORTS

13. MS. NANETTE THOMAS – MINISTER OF POLITICAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

DEPUTY MINISTERS

1. MR. MOMOH VANDI – DEPUTY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

2. MAJOR (RTD) ISHMAEL SENGU KOROMA – DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL
AFFAIRS

3. MR.CORNELIUS DEVEAUX – DEPUTY MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

4. MR.IBRAHIM MANSARAY – DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY

5. MS. CHRISTIANA THORPE – DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 1

6. MR.JAMES MORLAI KAMARA – DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11

7. MRS. ZULAINATU COOPER – DEPUTY MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
SANITATION 11

8. CAPT (RTD) ABDUL RAHMAN KAMARA – DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE

9. MR. OSMOND HANCILES – DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY 11

10. MR. M.A.JALLOH – DEPUTY MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION

11. MR. BELLA FORNAH – DEPUTY MINISTER OF TOURISM

12. MR. MAMOUD TARAWALI – DEPUTY MINISTER OF LANDS, HOUSING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

13. MS. KADIJA O. SESAY – DEPUTY MINISTER OF WORKS, HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

14. MS.RUGIATU NENEH TURAY – DEPUTY MINISTER OF SOCIAL WELFARE, GENDER AND CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS

15. MR AKHMED FEMI MANSARAY – DEPUTY MINISTER OF POLITICAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

16. RESIDENT MINISTER MR. KARAMOH KABBA – RESIDENT MINISTER, EAST

AMBASSADORIAL APPOINTMENTS

1. MR. ALIMAMY P. KOROMA – AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

2. AMB.ADIKALIE FODAY SUMA – AMBASSADOR/PERMANENTREPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS

3. MS. MABINTY DARAMY – AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

4. MR. ALIMAMY KAMARA – AMBASSADOR TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

5. MR. FELIX KOROMA – DEPUTY AMBASSADOR/ DEPUTY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE 11 TO THE UNITED NATIONS

6. HON. ALIMAMY COULSON TURAY – DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

7. MS. FEREMUSU KONTE – DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

8. MS. ROSALINE OYA SANKOH – DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

OTHER STATUTORY APPOINTMENTS

1. DR. KAIFALA MARAH – GOVERNOR, BANK OF SIERRA LEONE

2. MR. ADI MACAULEY – COMMISSIONER, ANTI- CORRUPTION COMMISSION

3. BRIGADIER-GENERAL – CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, JOHN MILTON REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE ARMED FORCES
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

MR. AGIBU TEJAN-JALLOH – NATIONAL PUBLICITY AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

1. ALHAJI DR.ALPHA KANU – SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT

2. MR. ABDULAI BAYRAYTAY – PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN

END

STATE HOUSE
FREETOWN 13TH MARCH, 2016