President Julius Maada Bio Set to Reshuffle Cabinet Again
Against the background that His excellency President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio called 2020 the Year of accelerated service delivery, it should come as no surprise to the nation that since that time the Head of State continues to upgrade the performance of his ‘New Direction’ government by bringing in new players and relegating non-performers to the bench.
Latest report from state house intimate that the President who has said that his administration is a “Work in progress” one, is going to announce, very soon, a major overhaul of the state administrative and managerial machinery in continued pursuit of accelerated service delivery.
“All sector of his state will be affected”, a State House aide confided in this press. “The changes will include ministers, deputy ministers, ambassadors, heads and personnel of parastatals, police, army, ONS Correctional Service,” he said, adding, “The public and civil service too will not be left untouched and it also expected that many administrative postings will be made.”
The last cabinet reshuffle in April, 2021 saw the Finance Minister move to the Office of Chief Minister and the Chief Minister moved to Foreign Affairs Ministry. It also saw the reshuffle of some ambassadors.
With the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the country at the end of March, 2020 having taken a serious toll on the economy and well-being of the people, President Bio remains determined and committed to ensure that he makes good on the promise made to the people in April 2018 when he was sworn in as President of the Republic that he will set the stage for a better Sierra Leone. The only way he can do it is through the quality of service provided to the people by is government.
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It could be recalled that in keeping his appointees on their toes, delivering the opening address at the first ever government seminar for 83 heads of commissions, parastatals, agencies and state-owned enterprises at the Bintumani Conference Center, on the theme “Consolidating the Foundation for Service Delivery”, the president stress on their importance to the achievement of his ‘New Direction’ Agenda to change and transform the lives of ordinary Sierra Leoneans. He warned that there was no room for excuses.
In which direction, as the government seeks to increase its scores on MCC and other international good governance benchmarks, in order to enhance improved accountability and transparency in the public sector, Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh on Tuesday, 6th July 2021 presided over the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Accountability Platform.
The platform which brings together Parliament, Auditor General’s Office, to improve citizens’ trust in government through efficiency gains in delivery essential service and reduction of wastages.