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Left to Right: Sitting, I.B. Taylor-Kamara, Minister Of Trade & Industry; Kandeh Bureh, Minister of Works & Housing; Dr. M.A.S. Margai, Prime Minister of Sierra Leone; H.E. The Governor, ; Sir Maurice Dorman, K.C.M.G; M.S. Mustapha, Minister Of Finance; and Dr. John Karefa-Smart, Minister of Lands, Mines & Labour. Left to Right standing: Y. D. Sisay, Minister of Information; H.E.B. John, Minister Of Education & Welfare; D.L. Sumner, Minister of Communications; Taplima Ngobeh, Minister of Health; A.J. Demby, Minister of Natural Resources, and Paramount Chief R.B.S. Koker, Minister without Portfolio.
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Wow!!! There was no Minister of Foreign Affairs, Works, Transport, Economic Planning, etc. Yet the government functioned efficiently.
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Thanks for posting the picture. It bring memory and tears. My late father is in the picture.
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-At least three academicians in the cabinet. Who can name them? - Diverse group - Doyle Sumner and John Karefa-Smart looking sharp -No PNP members in the cabinet.
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1. John Karefa-Smart 2. H.E.B. John 3. Y.D. Sisay
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@Masoila, Doyle Sumner and John Karefa-Smart, I am certain of. They were preceded by Sir Milton. I never knew Y. D. Sesay attended AA. His son the late and very popular Sangster Sesay aka Gostay joined AA in the fourth form.
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I totally misunderstood your question. I thought you meant academics. Never knew you were referring to Albert Academy. Some people use the words academic and academician interchangeably.
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My bad Masoila. I got caught up with our local lingo. Back in the day, students of Albert Academy were referred to as “Academicians”, even if they were dunces.
Y. D. Sesay was once principal of Bo School. Not sure whether it had a fifth form when he was in charge.
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Dunces at AA??? Surely not!
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Kamara, like you mi Papa day na da picture.
Woiyah! Brings back fond memories of the past. Back into retirement.
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What sticks out: The class, the dignity, the gravitas, the knowledge, the experience, of cabinet members; and the diversity of the cabinet. This was natural diversity and not the naked tribal algorithm later imposed by the imperious red raiders. There are no PNP members because I believe this picture was taken before independence, The 'United Front' that petitioned for independence brought the PNP back into the fold. What a GLORIOUS beginning that would soon be undone by the buffoon siaka probosis to kickoff the enduring tragedy.
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I just thank them for the good path they put Sierra Leone on. I hope the current government will continue with the new direction approach. God Bless Sierra Leone.