Dr. Turad Senesie
Hon. Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning
Dr. Turad Senesie is the Minister of Lands Housing and Country Planning in the Republic of Sierra Leone. Prior to his current appointment, the educationist was Deputy Minister of Technical and Higher Education.
Earlier, Dr. Senesie has served the academic sector in various senior capacities at Njala University for Fourteen (14) years and another Sixteen (16) years in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) force.
He is widely acclaimed as a disciplined professional with vast experience in participatory approaches for research and training, excellent facilitation and communication skills.
The Lands Minister holds a PhD in Peace and Development from Njala University; MSc in Humanitarian and Refugees Studies from the University of Ibadan; MSc in Agricultural Economics, University of Sierra Leone and BSc (Ed. Econ) from the University of Sierra Leone.
He has worked at the World Food Programme (WFP) and served as an Information Officer in the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) during his tenure as a police officer.
Dr. Senesie has published several research works in reputable journals across the globe.
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Israel B.K Jigba
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone in 1989; a Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies and is a United nations fellow on Disarmament. Mr. Jigba also holds several Diplomas and Certificates in Education, Administration, Leadership, Defence Management, HIV/AIDS and Governance.
He started his career in the Civil Service as Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 1993. He was later posted in 1994 to the Provincial Administration, where he served for five years as Assistant District Officer, Bombali. On promotion to Senior Assistant Secretary, he was posted to the then newly restructured and remodeled Ministry of Defence. He served in the Ministry of Defence from 2001 to 2006 as Deputy Director Plans and Programs and later Director of Policy.
Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Jigba went on Secondment to the United Nations Peace Mission Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL), where he served as National Governance Officer providing backstopping support to the peace building initiative programs of the UNIPSIL Mission.In 2009, on his return to the Civil Service, he was posted to the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment as Deputy Secretary.
In 2013, Mr. Jigba was appointed Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs and was confirmed as Permanent Secretary while in that Ministry in 2016. In 2018, Mr. Jigba was posted to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning as Permanent Secretary to date.
Raymond S. Komba
Ag. Deputy Secretary
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Sciences from the University of Sierra Leone (Major in Development); Certificate on Combating Desertification for African English Speaking Countries – Beijing, the People’s Republic of China; Certificate in Basic Gender Analysis Concepts and Tools; and Certificate in Computer Studies.
Raymond has a wealth of experience working as an Administrative Officer at the National Office of the Sierra Leone Opportunities Industrialization Center (SLOIC); Assistant Executive Secretary at the Right to Food Secretariat; State House (2005 -2007); Deputy National Coordinator at Community Biodiversity Action Network – CBAN (2005 – 2010); Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Lands, Housing and the Environment (2011 – 2015); Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and the Environment (2015 – 2016) and Ag. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning (2016 to date).