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    Sierra Leone: New president unveils 12-member transition team

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone)

    Sierra Leone’s new President, Julius Maada Bio, has announced a 12-man team to oversee the transition from the outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma’s administration to his government.

    The team, chaired by Prof. David Francis, will serve as a focal point for interface with the outgoing administration, a statement from the office of the president said Friday.

    It added that the team will also carry out an immediate stock-taking of the state of affairs of government ministries, departments and agencies.

    Members of the transition team, who also include senior SLPP officials like Dr Abass Bundu, Dr Allie Kabba and the party’s Secretary General, Umaru Napoleon Koroma, are expected to submit a comprehensive report to the President and his Vice President for immediate action, the statement added.

    It comes on the second day since Bio assumed the mantle of leadership of Sierra Leone, having been sworn in on Wednesday following the declaration by the National Electoral Commission of him as the winner of the March 31 presidential run-off.

    On Thursday Bio met with President Ernest Bai Koroma at State Lodge, the official residence of the Sierra Leone president.

    Sources said the two discussed issues around the transition and the official inauguration of the new president.

    Mr Bio was also scheduled to convene his first engagement as president on Friday with a meeting at State House with all permanent secretaries and professional heads of institutions.


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