Sierra Leone’s President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio has reappointed Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Esq. as Press Secretary at State House, where he is once again expected to oversee the general communication architecture of the Presidency.
It could be recalled that between April 2018 and July 2023, Keketoma diligently served as Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman to the President, during which his brilliant skills in handling public issues and ability to bring the presidency closer to the people earned him the admiration of many.
After the June 2023 elections, he was appointed Deputy Information Minister, where he also helped to manage and coordinate government information, especially during an extremely critical period.
His appointment signifies, once again, His Excellency President Bio’s commitment to young people as integral to nation-building. His reappointment will also contribute immensely to cementing the working relations between the Bio-led administration and the media with the aim of fostering development in Sierra Leone.
A longstanding ally of the President, Keketoma, is renowned for his loyalty and commitment to President Bio’s agenda. He is a people-centred character, who has maintained an open-door policy for everyone. His return to State House will, without a doubt, bring excitement to many, especially the SLPP grassroots.
“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,” a renowned media Practitioner said.