5 February 2013

Sierra Leone: I.B. Kargbo Commits to Prosperity Agenda

Erstwhile Minister of Information and Communications Thursday maintained that he is still part of the governance of the country because his party, the All People's Congress (APC), is in power.

Making a statement at the weekly Ministry of Information and Communications press briefing, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo told newsmen that even though he is no longer the man in charge of affairs, he will be visiting the ministry to ensure that things are on the right track.

"Even though I am no longer a minister but I am still part of the government because the APC is in power. The weekly press briefing in this ministry was my initiative. The aim was to explain policies and activities of the government to the public through the media," he said.

He noted that the appointment of Alpha Kanu as his successor was deliberate by President Koroma because of his vast knowledge in many areas. He called on journalists and staff of the ministry to give Kanu the same support he got from them when he was at the helm of affairs.

"Let me pledge my commitment to the ministry and the people of Sierra Leone. I will always be part of the governance process of this country. I will also give my own contribution to ensure that the 'Agenda for Prosperity' succeeds," he said.

On his part, Kanu commended Kargbo for his outstanding performance and noted that he (Kargbo) was not removed as a result of poor performance.

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