PURA MANAGEMENT TEAM
PURA has been involved in a process of organisational restructuring over the past year. PURA implemented a new organizational structure in January 2015, which was officially adopted by PURA on June 1, 2015 and is currently in effect. This change confirms PURA recognition of the need for a more functional organisational structure in light of the current and expected evolution in the markets that PURA regulates. The following presents a summary of the new organizational structure as of June 2015.
DIRECTOR GENERAL - YUSUPHA M. JOBE
Is responsible for driving the strategic plan of the Authority and is supported by the seven Directorates to ensure that the strategic objectives are met. He advises the Board on the appropriate framework for regulation of public utilities in the country in accordance with relevant legislations.
DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS - SOLO SIMA
Handles consumer complaints of utility services and restores them with the relevant service providers. It monitors the level of consumer satisfaction with services provided by utilities and PURA itself. It evaluates the performance of the utilities against the respective quality of service standards.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES & COOPERATE AFFAIRS - MALAMIN DARBOE
Oversees the personnel functions of the Authority such as recruitment, health, and safety, employee relations, benefits, compliances, and training and development. It handles the internal and external communications of the Authority and advises management on any communication matters.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION - PAUL S. MENDY
Coordinates administrative functions of the Authority manages the Authority’s budget and funds, provides financial advice to management and draws up monthly management accounts. The Directorate is also responsible for issuing invoices for regulatory fees and follow-up on payments.
DIRECTOR OF ECONOMIC REGULATION - BURAMA JAMMEH
Advises the Board (through the Director General) on rates and tariffs; performs economic and financial analyses; conducts research and develops special studies and forecasts. It monitors investment programs as well as oversees and manages the budget and funds of the institution as well as drawing of the monthly management accounts and giving the necessary financial advice. The Directorate is also responsible for issuing invoices for regulatory fees and follow-up on payments.
DIRECTOR OF PETROLEUM, WATER & ELECTRICITY - MOMODOU LAMIN SOMPO CEESAY
Advises the Director General and management on all legal matters affecting the Authority. It drafts all legal instruments such as licenses, contracts and regulations for the AuthorityHandles consumer complaints of utility services and restores them with the relevant service providers. It monitors the level of consumer satisfaction with services provided by utilities and PURA itself. It evaluates the performance of the utilities against the respective quality of service standards.Advises the Director General on issues relevant to regulation of the energy, water and downstream petroleum sectors. It also monitors compliance with regulations and quality of service within the energy, water and petroleum sector.