Languages
Page last updated at 14:53 GMT, Wednesday, 4 November 2009

S Leone's health minister sacked

Ernest Bai Koroma
Ernest Bai Koroma was elected on an anti-corruption ticket

Sierra Leone's president has sacked two of his ministers, one of whom has been indicted for corruption.

Health Minister Sheku Tijan Koroma appeared in court on Wednesday charged with illegally awarding contracts.

He is the first minister to be charged with corruption since President Ernest Bai Koroma came to power two years ago.

No reason was given for the dismissal of the other official, Leonard Balogun Koroma, who is minister in the vice-president's office.

Mr Koroma promised to crack down on corruption when he won elections in 2007

Correspondents say corruption is seen as one of the reasons for the outbreak of civil war in the country in the 1990s.



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific