As Sierra Leone’s economy continues to depreciate, Presidential Aspirant for the main opposition All People’s Congress Party, Dr Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, has boasted of being the best solution to fixing that problem.
Irrespective, we can all agree that the Sierra Leone Economy needs fixing. Base on credible figures only the APC is able to increase growth year on year. And with 40 years experience as local and international economist, I am up to the task. pic.twitter.com/jfuAz4xfWQ
— samurakamara2023 (@samurakamara201) July 10, 2022
Dr Samura Kamara was the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party’s candidate for President of Sierra Leone in the 2018 election. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone from 2012 to 2017.
He served as Minister of Finance and Economic Development from 2009 to 2013, Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone from 2007 to 2009 and Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance during President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah’s administration.
Kamara was in 1994 appointed Programme Manager by the World Bank for its Structural Support Programme to the country.He also served as Financial Secretary during this time as part of efforts to build trust in the management of the mainly international donor flows which constituted over three quarters of the government’s non- military financial receipts. He became Secretary of State, Finance in January 1996 after Julius Maada Bio overthrew Valentine Strasser.
He subsequently served as Financial Secretary, and as Bank Governor, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the APC Administration of Ernest Bai Koroma.
Kamara chaired the African Caucus constituency meetings two years in a row. As Foreign Minister, he serves as Chair of the Ministerial Meetings of the African Union C10 committee on the Reform of the United Nations, and he is also Chair of the AU Candidatures Committee. He has on several occasions[when?] chaired the Peace and Security Council of the AU.
Kamara is currently leading Africa’s ministerial negotiating team on the reform of the United Nations.