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Yes, President Bio has appointed Josephine Kamara as the new Director General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation. Simultaneously, the departing Director General has been assigned the role of Chairman of the Independent Media Commission.

SLAJ iVerify has conducted a fact-check on the claim circulating on social media regarding the appointment of Josephine Kamara as the new DG of the SLBC and the departing DG assigned as Chairman of the IMC and determined it to be true.

Claim

President Bio has appointed Josephine Kamara as the new Director General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation.
The outgoing Director General of SLBC, Joseph Kapuwa, has been named the new Chairman of the Independent Media Commission.

Rating Justification

The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this claim and established that it is true.

To arrive at this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process:

The official Facebook page of the Ministry of Information and Civic Education was reviewed. The information was shared on the Facebook wall on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 23:04 hours. Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Civic Education (MOICE) also tweeted that Joseph Kapuwa, the outgoing Director General of SLBC, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Independent Media Commission.

Evidence and References

The official Facebook page of the Ministry of Information and Civic Education:
https://www.facebook.com/mic.gov.sl/posts/pfbid02GanKrZFMQoJwojeC69tnSfgEDV1Y3LVbQCMF6twEYbDiRmXxj9UxToaNcQVXYgHUl

Official X handle of the Ministry of Information and Civic Education:
https://twitter.com/MoiceComm/status/1745945567912509698