January 24, 2017 By Amadu Lamrana Bah
The House of Parliament is all set to unanimously approve lawyer Sulaiman Kabba Koroma as Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) on Tuesday 24th January, 2017.
According to reports from Parliament Building, Lawyer Kabba- who is not a first timer to be scrutinised by the Committee on Appointments- appeared on Friday again and impressed the members with his humility, professional background and contribution to national development.
Prior to his new appointment, the young ‘Legal Practitioner of the Year 2012’ (AWOL) was Chairman of the enviable National Revenue Authority (NRA) where he performed extremely well by ensuring that the Authority regularly met and exceeded its set targets of revenue generation for Government. This was evident even during the Ebola outbreak, when most businesses were closing down, and some leaving the country.
Under his leadership, the NRA has won several prestigious awards as one of the leading agencies of Government that is serving its purpose and leading in its corporate social responsibility by strongly supporting education and providing symbolic financial support to relatives of medical personnel who died fighting Ebola.
“My new appointment is a fulfillment of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s promise and continued commitment to young people that he believes in them and will empower them as well as give them leadership responsibilities,” Kabba said.
As Chairman of the Commission Kabba will oversee the privatization and reform of public enterprises as well as amend, where necessary, laws relating to their establishment and administration.
“I am aware of the responsibility of this new job,” he noted, “but God being my helper, I will do my best not to disappoint President Koroma for the confidence repose in me and the young people who are looking up to me as mentor and role model.”
Lawyer Sulaiman Kabba Koroma is proud recipient in 2014 of the prestigious State award of Commander of the Order of the Rokel.
Meanwhile, being a member of several religious, cultural and social groups it is expected that the Parliament Building will be jam-packed with supporters to witness Kabbah’s approval.