Minister of State II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Honorable Isata Kabia

Hon. Isata Kabia is currently serving as the Minister of State II at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She was a founding member of, and an active participant in several diaspora organizations in the USA, before moving back home to Sierra Leone.

Having worked in the Office of Diaspora Office since 2009, she resigned her position as special advisor on Diaspora Affairs in 2011 to run for the office of the member of parliament. She was a Member of Parliament from 2012-2016, representing Constituency 050, in the district of Port Loko. She succeeded in becoming the first female member for that constituency.She is very much involved in educational issues within her constituency, recognizing education as the foundation upon which our development efforts must be built.

Whilst in parliament she served  on the Information and Communication, Health and Sanitation, and Mineral Resources committees, and as Deputy Chair to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.  She also represented Sierra Leone as a member of the Pan African Parliament where she served as Rapporteur to the committee on Education, Tourism and Culture.  She holds an Honors degree in Biochemistry, and worked as a Manager for a R &D lab in a cosmetics manufacturing firm in the USA for 7 years .