The new Deputy Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Umaru Napoleon Koroma has been formally approved by the House of Parliament on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

The appointment committee chaired by the Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business, Hon. Mathew Sahr Nyuma approved Minister Koroma alongside seven others with different designations.

Reacting to his appointment, Minister Koroma Posted on his Facebook page, โ€œToday I was formally approved by the House of Parliament to serve as Deputy Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources. I was deeply touched by the accolades as every speaker (MPs) in the house recounted my good works in the last five years as a public servant.

“I was also humbled by the extraordinary love shown by members of the Sierra Leone People Party (National, District and Constituency executives) and other Sierra Leoneans. I will not take this for granted, I will serve and I leave a legacy.

“Once again, I am grateful to Allah for the life and good health, to President Julius MAADA Bio for the opportunity, to my family and friends, friends of my dear wife for the support and to my lovely wife, my pillar of support for believing in me. Thank you all.โ€

The new minister was accompanied by friends, relatives and well-wishers during the approval process.