Over allegations of misappropriation of huge amount of money running in to Billions of Leones, the Sierra Leone Postal Services workers had a brush out with the Director General this week.
The Minister of Information and Communication, Mohamed Rahman Swarray had intervened to restore sanity to the institution.
In this regard, the Director General, Samuel Koroma, was asked by the Minister to step aside whilst the investigations go on.
Speaking to workers at the institution, Minister Swarray stressed that the issue of the postal service is of great importance to the Government and that President Bio is committed to take tougher decisions in the Interest of the people.
However Samuel Koroma said the interest of the nation comes first and he is willing to step down and give the investigators the opportunity to do their work unhindered.
Ministry of information’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Sowa was asked to put together a team to investigate the whole institution. The Minister then ordered Samuel Koroma to hand over all the relevant documents to the Deputy Managing Director, Ibrahim Kamara, who will act as the new Director General.
On that note, Minister Swarray maintained that suspending the Director General will not simply solve the problems that the institution is plagued with; there is the need to address the issue of attitude of workers with regards to their responsibilities. “ We will not accept tardy attitude, we want the very best effort from you, Samuel is now out of the way and we don’t need excuses,” he said.
Thanking the Minster for his intervention, the Acting Director General, Ibrahim Kamara urged the Government to look into the draft postal policy. “It is only with a Postal Act we can efficiently actualize the postal service of the country,” he said.
Rado Swarray assured workers that their concerns will be looked into and a solution arrived at in the shortest possible time. He assured them of the Government’s commitment to develop the institution to an effective service delivery entity.