‘I will not run away’


 ..says Balogun Koroma

April 9, 2018 By Mohamed Massaquoi

Leonard Balogun Koroma is the outgoing Minister of Transport and Aviation

Outgoing Minister of Transport and Aviation, Leonard Balogun Koroma has told Concord Times that it is unfortunate that some government officers in the past administration are reportedly running away from the country without officially handing over to incoming ministers.

Koroma said in an exclusive interview that he has worked as a minister in the past administration and promoted development programmes for the benefit of Sierra Leoneans, adding that he has put all the documentation together for onward presentation to the new Minister of Transport.

“All the things we did were done within the laws of Sierra Leone. I am ready to work with the new minister in going through the process. This is our country and the interest of the country and the people should be the utmost priority,’ he said.

He noted that he saw no reason to run away because ‘I did my best to ensure the appropriate things are done.’

He added that he would not be handing over office to his successor for the first time.

“I was at the electoral commission when the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) took over but we went through without any problem. I know I was working for my country. I know I was working with a leadership that is committed to quality service to the nation. I want to use this opportunity to thank the newly elected president on his election. We hope the peace of our country will be maintained,” he added.

A good number of Sierra Leoneans are concerned about certain projects being implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation. The Mamamah Airport project, the purchase of one hundred buses, and the expansion of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority are some of the projects spearheaded by Koroma which have question marks as to accountability and transparency.