Winifred Hannah Koroma
September 24, 2018
President Julius Maada Bio has appointed Ibrahim Sannoh Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) to help regulate and co-ordinate development in the road transport industry.
Sannoh is the youngest person to serve in the position since the establishment of the Authority by an Act of Parliament.
Born in Bo town to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sannoh, the new Deputy Executive Director attended the Saint Francis Primary School in Bo and later proceeded to the Bo Government Secondary School, The Bo School. His excellent academic performance catapulted him to the enviable position of Senior Prefect of the school in the 2005/2006 academic year, when he successfully sat his West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.
Popularly known as S.P. Sannoh among his colleagues, he later gained admission at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Political Science. Whilst at Fourah Bay College, he was the head of the Black Family and also Campaign Manager for Francess Marke – Presidential Candidate of the Black Family- during the 2010 Students’ Union elections.
Sannoh’s unlimited quest for higher education further inspired him to study at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) where he acquired his postgraduate Masters in Public Administration.
As a loyal and registered member of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), he was Personal Assistant to Dr. Kadie Sesay, the 2012 presidential running mate to Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio.
As an astute Public Administrator, in 2013, he was the Business Developer of Trans Sahara and also worked with Peninsular Innovative Group. With a rich knowledge in the private sector, he later became Chief Executive Officer of Favour Investment.
Sannoh was Outreach and Planning Coordinator for Julius Maada Bio Campaign across the country in the period leading to the election of the latter in April 2018.
As the Deputy Executive Director of the SLRSA, Sannoh’s responsibility is to work strongly with the Executive Director to help design, develop and administer rules and regulations regarding road safety and transportation.