After Years of Dedicated Service, Perseverance and Commitment Parliament Approves SLMA Executive Director
Sierra Leone Parliament Tuesday 16th April, 2013 approved the presidential nomination of Alhaji Wurroh Jalloh (in photo) as substantive Executive Director of the Maritime Administration.
The Parliamentary approval of the SLMA former Acting Executive director went along with other two presidential nominees in the persons of Raymond Saidu Kargbo as Director General of the Petroleum Directorate, and, Madam Isatu Kamara nee Bah, as Deputy Commissioner of National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).
The three presidential nominees were yesterday presented in the well of parliament by the Majority Leader of the House , Hon. Sheku B. B. Dumbuya who during his statement expressed how the three presidential nominees went through a rigorous interview at their time of vetting by the Committee on Appointment and Public Service underscoring how they all demonstrated and displayed professionalism and as well proved before the committee their fitness backed with requisite qualifications and experience to be placed in the various positions they have being nominated by the President.
The Majority Leader during his statement emphasized on the nomination of the SLMA boss referring to it as a laudable nomination for which he was very excited. He explained that the SLMA boss when interviewed proved himself so excellent that legislators present during the hearing were able to learn much about the Maritime World. ‘’Even though we conduct rigorous interviews with strict consistencies, Alhaji Wurroh Jalloh was on top of situation releasing what he had learn from university and as well his experienced gained in the Maritime World wherein topics he touch on that impressed us was when he expatiated on the Flag of Convenience, Maritime Act and that of the African Charter on Maritime Transportation,’’ Hon. Dumbuya told Parliament.
He informed the House that Jalloh joined the Maritime Administration in 2003 as a nautical engineer and rose to the rank of Deputy Executive Director in 2009, adding that in 2011 he was acting in the capacity as Executive Director up to present moment. He revealed that the document presented by the SLMA boss clearly explained how he was able to capacitate himself on Maritime Administration making similar reference to Raymond Saidu Kargbo in the office of the Petroleum Directorate.
As an old man with seasoned and vast experience, Hon. Dumbuya touched on his faith on experience on any job referring to the two gentlemen as the right people placed in their positions and as well expressed how the SLMA boss over the years served as an apprentice to the great Philip Lukullay his former boss. Going further the majority leader maintained that the three nominees are people of eminent character and quality for which he has no reason to delay their approval and as a result of that enjoined on his colleagues members of parliament to support and join him approve them.
Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Bernadett Lahai in her statement underscored the significance of such nominations and spoke lengthily on the specific areas to overcome as major challenges. She referred to SLMA as an important aspect of Marine Transportation in the country expressing how the current head Wurroh Jalloh is preview and familiar with issues of the administration stressing that with him being given the legislative power and legal status he would now find it easy to take strategic decision mentioning the need to see the ratification of African Charter on Maritime Transportation as part of one of the criteria of the African Union.
Hon. Bernadett Lahai also commented on the other nominees referring to all three presidential nominees as people with eminent character stressing on the need for parliament to approve them.
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