As the former Director General of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service retires His Excellency the President Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has appointed Mr. Joseph Lamboi as Director General of the Sierra Leone Correctional Service, and Mr. Dennis Harman as his Deputy, subject to Parliamentary approval.
Addressing the DG’s muster parade, on Wednesday 3rd April, 2019, at the SLCS’ Headquarters New England Ville, Mr. Lamboi said he was thankful to the President for appointing him to the most exalted seat in the Department.
He expressed delight over his being alive to witness a moment of that uplifting nature.
“Do you remember sometime ago, in a gathering like this, the erstwhile DG was admonishing that the infights over who should replace him should stop. When I got the opportunity to speak, I told you not to be tensed over who would be the next DG, because I believe that power comes from God.”
He said he had reached that peak not because he was “lobbying” or “bootlicking”, but because he was a disciplined and forward thinking person.
Mr. Lamboi assured the parade that his appointment to the DG’s office will not reduce him into witch- hunting any of his subordinates.
He recalled that the former DG left a lot of pointers, which he would like to strengthen and flesh out “through team work”.
Stepping forward to speak, the newly appointed Deputy Director General- Mr. Harman said, in just over a month in office as then Acting DG, Mr. Lamboi had brought a lot of enviable changes to the institution.
“We now have a Conference Hall put up at the Male Reintegration centre, where the Special Court was stationed. That hall has helped us a lot in terms of meetings and workshops.”
“Apart from the Conference Hall, Mr. Lamboi and I have made a commitment to ensure that inmates get all what is due them, cautioning that any officer who is caught pilfering any item belonging to inmates, would face disciplinary action,” he revealed.
He encouraged all to be alert and attentive so that they can all work to fan the flames of development in the institution.