In a move that underscores his commitment to fostering effective communication within the presidency, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has announced the reappointment of Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Esq., as Press Secretary at State House.
Keketoma Sandi previously served in this capacity between April 2018 and July 2023, during which time he demonstrated exceptional skills in managing public issues and effectively bridging the gap between the presidency and the people. His stellar performance earned him widespread admiration.
Following the June 2023 elections, Keketoma assumed the role of Deputy Information Minister, where he played a pivotal role in coordinating and managing government information during a critical period for the nation.
President Bio’s decision to reappoint Keketoma is seen as a testament to his commitment to empowering young people in nation-building. The move is expected to strengthen the working relationship between the Bio-led administration and the media, with the shared goal of fostering development in Sierra Leone.
Known for his loyalty and dedication to President Bio’s agenda, Keketoma has maintained an open-door policy, establishing himself as a people-centered figure. His return to State House is anticipated to generate excitement, particularly among the grassroots supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Commenting on the reappointment, a respected media practitioner praised Keketoma’s previous performances, stating, “Keketoma was brilliant as a Press Secretary, and he continued that brilliance as Deputy Minister of Information and Civic Education. He is smart, knowledgeable on governance issues, respectful, humble, and understands the workings at the Presidency. His reappointment as Press Secretary is a fantastic decision by the President.”
The reappointment of Keketoma Sandi Esq. is poised to contribute significantly to the effective communication strategies of the presidency, ensuring transparency and accessibility in the dissemination of information to the public.