VP Juldeh Screens Three Ministries


Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh past weekend continued his unannounced visits to the Ministries of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE); Technical and Higher Education (MTHE); Works and Public Assets; and the Environment at New England Ville in Freetown.

The Vice President engaged Dr. Moinina David Sengeh and Professor Aiah Gbakima, Ministers of Basic Education and Higher Education respectively, on the government’s overall strategies and plans to reopen schools.

It could be recalled that learning institutions were closed in March to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also met Peter Bayuku Conteh, the Minister of Works, and his deputy, Philip Tetema Tondoneh and they talked about progress regarding their portfolio and targets they had met despite the pandemic.

At the Ministry of Environment, the Vice President enquired about the Resettlement Policy and received favorable feedback from Professor Foday Jaward, a seasoned environmental and occupational health practitioner.

He also checked on other offices to meet and greet staff, including permanent secretaries and technical heads in the ministries.

In an unrelated development, Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh received the Council of Fullah Tribal Heads who paid him a courtesy call over the weekend.

The Council of Fullah Tribal Heads in Sierra Leone paid a courtesy call on Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh to register their appreciation of his support to the Fullah community in the country.

A delegation of 16 elders comprising Alhaji Monorma Bah and other Fullah community leaders, businessmen, religious leaders, and academics was led by the Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Mohamed Sajor Jalloh, who doubles as the Fullah Tribal Head in the Western Area.

The council members thanked the Vice President for his support and respect for the Council. They also expressed their satisfaction with the agenda and programmes of the New Direction government, particularly the Free Quality Education and the proper organization of the last two annual pilgrimages to Mecca.

In his response, the Vice President Dr. Juldeh Jalloh, who is currently deputizing Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, admonished the Council and elders of the Fullah Community to continue working together and support the government.

“I want to encourage you to respect the law and work with your respective counterparts in your localities. I promise to introduce this Council to President Julius Maada Bio, at which time, you shall have the opportunity to thank him in person for his good work and vision for Sierra Leone,” VP Jalloh informed the delegation.