Newly elected British Prime Minister, Liz Truss has appointed a man of Sierra Leonean descent, James Cleverly as Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Dev. Affairs in the UK Government. 

Liz Truss on Tuesday assumed office as the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after meeting the Queen at Balmoral, Scotland.

On accepting the Queen’s invitation to form a new government, Ms Truss returned to Downing street where she made her first speech as Prime Minister.

In her speech, she outlined her commitment to three priority areas: energy, reforming the economy and the National Health Scheme.

After her first speech, Ms Truss proceeded into number 10 Downing Street to begin appointment of her cabinet members.

James Cleverly will take over Ms Truss’s old office as the new foreign secretary. He has served as foreign secretary before for the Middle East and North Africa, and later for Europe and North America. He most recently served as education secretary in the last government.

Cleverly was born to a British Father and Sierra Leonean Mother.