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Sanna Dahaba is new PS Agriculture

Dec 8, 2011, 12:28 PM | Article By: Sainey M.K. Marenah

Sanna Dahaba, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture as permanent secretary, with effect from 3rd December 2011, this paper has learnt through official sources.

Sources also told this paper that Yaya Sireh Jallow, permanent secretary at the ministry of Agriculture has now been moved to the ministry of Health and Social Welfare as the permanent secretary.

Former project coordinator of the just phased-out Legal Capacity Building Project (LCBP) funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), Dahaba confirmed his redeployment to this reporter yesterday.

“Yes, I can confirm that I have been redeployed to the Ministry of Agriculture with effect from Friday 3rd December 2011. Redeployment is part of the civil service, and I’m glad that the President has again bestowed trust and confidence on me, which I will never betray,” he added.

“Agriculture is the nerve center of this country’s economy. I will work hard to achieve the President’s dream of food self-sufficiency, because he is a farmer,” he said.

Dahaba, who previously worked with the European Development Fund on decentralization and governance issues, has also worked closely with communities in identifying development needs and prepared project proposals and budgets for technical support to community-based projects. 

With a wide range of knowledge in project management, Dahaba holds a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Bradford, the UK.

He also served as Principal of Yorkshire College in the U.K. responsible for the day-to-day management of the college.

His work at the college, among others, involved planning and implementing all academic programmes.