David Omashola Carew
Sierra Leone

David Omashola Carew

Minister of Trade and Industry; Former Minister of Finance & Development

Education:  Sierra Leone  Grammar School; BSc Economics, University of Sierra Leone, 1976-79.

Career: Graduate Accountant, 1979-82: Chartered Accountant, 1982-86, KPMG- Nigeria; Various promotions from Assistant Manager to Senior Manager, KPMG-Sierra Leone, 1986-88; Partner, KMPG-Sierra Leone, 1989-2007; Partner, KMPG-Gambia, 1991-2007; Minister of Finance and Development, 2007-09: Minister of Trade and Industry, 2009-date: Government of Sierra Leone.

Commentary: David Carew is one of the cabinet’s “Three Musketeers” as he alongside Foreign Minister Zainab Bangura and Defence Minister Palo Conteh like to call themselves. In May 2010 the Ministry of Trade and Industry issued a press release hitting back at comments made in an article written by a local reporter suggesting that Zainab Bangura’s son Ibrahim Bangura was hired as Deputy Commissioner General of a Shangai Expo arranged for later in the year, and paid by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The Ministry and Ibrahim Bangura said that these claims were false and Bangura was not paid for his services.

After initially heading the Ministry of Finance, President Ernest Bai Koroma’s reshuffle in February 2009, saw him become the new minister of trade and industry. The former central bank governor, Samura Kamara, replaced him.

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More power for Freetown

Three Musketeers Trade Minister David Carew, Foreign Minister Zainab Bangura and Defence Minister Palo Conteh like to call themselves 'The Three Musketeers'...

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Shake-up in Freetown

He was not thought up to his task at his former post, Trade and Industry, which is taken over by the former Finance Minister and former partner in accountants KPMG, David Carew - a surprising demotion that may spur on a sector whose potential is unrealised...

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Peace and the looming crisis

The urbane Finance Minister and one-time partner in financial company KPMG, David Carew, sometimes takes over subjects outside his Ministry's remit, such as mining and tourism, to ensure they are handled properly...

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Time to reshuffle

Finance Minister David Carew, Foreign Minister Zainab Bangura and Lands Minister Benjamin Davies are generally held in high esteem...

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Bring in the money

Finance Minister David Carew, Information Minister Alhaji I...

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From war to peace

Koroma’s team – former senior United Nations official Zeinab Bangura as Foreign Minister and international accountant David Carew as Finance Minister – combines figures from the ruling All People’s Congress, opposition and independent professionals...

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The new man picks his team

Appointed in two batches of ten, the first revealed a happy elite of technocratic experts, including seasoned auditor and KPMG Managing Partner David Carew, a Krio from the west, as new Minister of Finance and Development...

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