Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018:
President Bio has been heavily criticised by the opposition APC for replacing dozens of senior public officials previously appointed by former president Koroma to serve in his government, many of whom are either card carriers of the APC party or patrons and financial and political backers of the party.
But president Bio is unrepentant. His supporters say that he needs to appoint trusted and loyal public officials whom he can call upon to help deliver his New Direction manifesto.
Last Friday, the president made the following appointments: