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FACT-CHECKED

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No, the claim that Joseph Kapuwa has been sacked as Director-General of Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) is misleading.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that Joseph Kapuwa has been sacked and found it to be misleading. Kapuwa has not been sacked, rather he has only been moved from one appointment position to another. He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), moved from the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) which he was heading as Director-General.

Claim

President Bio sacks Joseph Kapuwa as SLBC Director-General

Rating Justification

Social media and some news website report that Joseph Kapuwa has been sacked as Director-General of Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). SLAJ-iVerify has looked into the claim and found it to be misleading.

Kapuwa has not been sacked; rather, he has only been moved from one appointment to another.

He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), moving from the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), which he has been heading as Director-General since 2018.

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