The dedicated and resilient Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, has been conferred with the Honorary Doctor of Science degree (D.Sc) by Njala University at a ceremony on Friday 15th September, 2023 in Bo City. The Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree is awarded to individuals who have made groundbreaking and significant contributions to their field, humanity and society.

“On this special day, Njala University under the powers conferred to it by Article 45 Section 5(b) of the Universities Act 2021 and with the consent of the University Administration, has determined that Alhaji Kanja Ibrahim Sesay be awarded the Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) of this University. It is a great honour to our

University and to current and future graduands that our awardee has accepted,” the University Public Orator remarked in his citation, while describing the awardee as a true son of Bo City and one with passion for humanity and development.

The University Public Orator described Alhaji Kanja I. Sesay as a complete accomplished citizen and one who has rendered distinguished services in the advancement of humanity, adding that the Energy Minister was eminently worthy of receiving the honorary degree.

In his remarks, Alhaji Kanja Sesay thanked the University for conferring on him the prestigious award, adding that the award would give him additional motivation to serve humanity and society.“I accept this prestigious and rare honour with both pride and profound humanity. The honour is a public recognition of my humble efforts in promoting the vision, mission, and the strategic goals of the University,” he noted. Alhaji Kanja Sesay, who is also the Mandingo Leader in Sierra Leone, thanked

His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio for giving him the platform to serve the country as Minister of Energy.

The Energy Minister also extended his gratitude to his lovely and charming wife, family and chums for the support he continues to enjoy from them, and for helping him gain such a stellar recognition.

Alhaji Kanja Sesay has a good track record of long-term exposure to public service delivery in the history of Sierra Leone, including his landmark in transmuting public institutions that have impacted the lives of thousands of Sierra Leoneans which could be traced back in his days at the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), where he formulated policies and projects in the post-war period that were laudable.