May 29, 2019
By Jariatu S. Bangura
Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment and the Public Service yesterday vetted Mamadi Ngobeh-Kamara as proposed Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Foday Rado Yokie as proposed Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources and three others to serve in different Institutions.
The other nominees includes: Alhaji Fanday Turay-proposed Chairman at the National Commission for Privatization, Umaru Napoleon Koroma as proposed Deputy Minister of Justice, and Dr. Morie K. Manyeh to serve as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Mamadi Ngobeh Kamara is a renowned female journalist and currently the host of a Talk Show titled ‘Mamdi’s Lounge’ on AYV, which addresses societal issues ranging from social, political, education, community to environment.
Mamadi Ngobeh-Kamara holds a Masters degree in Media and her thesis was on the role of the press in the work of Parliament.
The proposed Deputy Minister of Information believes that there was need for Parliament and the media to work hand-in-hand as it was very important for the success of democracy.
Deputy opposition Leader of the All People’s Congress, Hon. Ibrahim Ben Kargbo acknowledged that the nomination of Mamadi Ngobeh was good and that he has no doubt that she would perform well.
He said the nominee is among many journalists that have been mentored by good personalities hence colleagues must accept her appointment and allow her to go and do her work.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Segepor S. Thomas also vouched that the nominee is capable to perform well as deputy minister of information and called on colleagues to approve her.
Similar sentiments were also expressed in favour of the other nominees, especially their colleague Hon. Foday Rado Yokie who was with them from 2002 to 2018.