June 29, 2015 By Jariatu S. Bangura
parliament last Thursday approved five presidential nominees to serve in various institutions. They are Commodore (Rtd.) Andrew Augustus Koroma as Chairman, Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC); Alhaji Oluwale A. Alghali, Alhaji Ben Kamara, board members at the Sierra Leone Postal Service (SALPOST); Patrick I. Lambert, board member, Sierra Leone Shipping Company; and Alhaji Mohammed Abu Sesay, board member Sierra Leone Airports Authority.
Hon. Komba Koedoyoma said the nominees are suitably qualified to serve in their respective positions, but they should be aware that their nomination was not a payback as lawmakers expect nothing less than progress and success on their part.
“SALPOST is almost in the mortuary, you should be able to revamp it as it is only in this country that SALPOST is not working as it should be,” stated Hon. Koedoyoma. “I want to appeal to the two board members to please do everything in their power or even beyond your power to bring a change to SALPOST as you should make sure all the structures be utilised when Parliament will visit in a year after your approval.”
PC Bai Kurr Kanagbaro Sanka III implored the new board members to transform SALPOST into a working institution and to create employment for the youth as the country lacks institutions that hire young Sierra Leoneans, and relies heavily on foreign investors and company owners.
Hon. Ibrahim R. Bundu urged the new SALHOC chairman to do his best to revamp the corporation as he noted several tenants owe millions in unpaid arrears.