The New Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Abu Bakarr Karim, has subscribed to the oath of office before President Julius Maada Bio during a brief ceremony inside the office of the President.
The President congratulated the minister on his assumption of office as the substantive minister, having served in the same position in an acting capacity.
President Bio told Mr Karim that the sector was a major component of the Human Capital Development programme of the New Direction government. He further noted that as a country Sierra Leone was struggling to feed its people, and therefore challenged the new minister to make sure that food security was a priority.
“Congratulations and I wish you well. You can always count on me for the support that will make us all proud,“ Bio assured.
In his statement, Minister Karim thanked President Bio for the confidence reposed in him to serve the country in the Ministry of Agriculture. He noted that he was aware of the fact that food security had been a difficult challenge, but assured that he was going to work with all players to achieve the desired goal.
“Thank you very much once again, Mr President,” he concluded.