President Julius Maada Bio has appointed Joseph Ben Kaifala as the new Chairman for Monuments and Relics Commission.

Kaifala, Sierra Leoean historian, lawyer, writer, collective memory activist, founder, non-profit Jeneba Project & co-founder Sierra Leone Memory Project was appointed on Friday.

Joseph Ben Kaifala is a Sierra Leonean author, lawyer, historian and human rights activist. He set up the non-profit Jeneba Project, with the aim of providing education for underprivileged girls in Sierra Leone and the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, and also co-founded the Sierra Leone Memory Project to help communities to cope with and heal from past trauma.