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President Koroma proposes new appointments, removes officials from NATCOM

President Koroma proposes new appointments, removes officials from NATCOM

Jan 23, 2015 – State House, Freetown, Press Release reads:

The general public is hereby informed as follows:

(1) That Chief Justice Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh will proceed on leave to retirement on 6th February, 2015.

With effect from that date, Justice Valesius Thomas, Justice of the Supreme Court will act as Chief Justice in accordance with the Provisions of Section 136 (1) (B) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No. 6 of 1991).

(2)  That pursuant to the provisions of Section 32, Sub-Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No. 6 Of 1991) it has pleased His Excellency the President, after consultation with the leaders of all registered political parties, to appoint Mr. Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh as Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman National Electoral Commission, subject to the approval of Parliament.

(3)  That pursuant to the provisions of Section 5(2) of the Telecommunications Act, 2006 (Act No. 9 Of 2006) His Excellency the President has decided to remove the Chairman and Members of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) from Office with immediate effect.

In consequence thereof, it has pleased His Excellency to appoint Mr. Momoh Konteh as the new Chairman of NATCOM, subject to the approval of Parliament.

The other members of the Commission will be appointed shortly.

Office of the President
State House, Freetown, Sierra Leone
23 January, 2014 

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