Meet the newly appointed youth commissioner

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By Ishmael Dumbuya

One of President Bio’s most welcomed appointments is the new Youth Commissioner of the National Youth Commission.

Ahmed Aata Mansaray is a man of illustrious reputation who had stood the test of time. He was Project Manager, Youth Livelihood at the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Atata demonstrated professionalism, credibility and fairness in the exercise of his duty.

Being a man who is an academic and an intellectual, he proceeded again to Fourah Bay College where he acquired his second degree in Law. Mansaray hailed from Kenema District, later came to Freetown to pursue university studies at FBC in 2006. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Honors in English Language and Literature in 2011. He got to his LLB in 2017, and that gave him access to Law School and upon completion, he was called to the Bar

Prior to his appointment, he currently works with R.B Kowa & Associates at the Mendewo Chambers.

On the 14th August, President Julius Maada Bio appointed Ahmed Atata Mansaray in accordance with Section 11 (1) of the National Youth Commission Act, 2009 as Commissioner, National Youth Commission, subject to the approval of Parliament.

The President’s decision reflects the government’s commitment to empowering and engaging the youth of Sierra Leone. Since his tenure at Youth Affairs, Mansaray is very much passionate about the betterment and capacitation of youths across the country.

Upon the successful approval of his appointment by Parliament, Mansaray will assume the role of commissioner, overseeing the nation’s youth related policies and initiatives. He is expected to liaise with the Committee on Appointments’ and the Public Service of Parliament, following arrangements made by the Clerk of Parliament.

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