HAS NAI CEESAY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS RESPONSIBILITY?

QUESTION OF THE DAY

HAS NAI CEESAY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR BEEN RELIEVED OF HIS RESPONSIBILITY?

The answer is in the affirmative. He has been relieved of his responsibilities. The ministry of the interior is in charge of the police and prison. It is a core ministry when it comes to law enforcement and national security.

The fact that the former minister has disappeared from public view and the permanent secretary removed one would expect that the institution would undergo many changes as we move towards a major election. Institutional memory that goes along with longevity in public service would be lost if key officers of an institution are removed before major national events. To start from square 1 is never easy.