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His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) and Head of State, is considered by his numerous followers all around Sierra Leone and in the Diaspora as The Hope of the Future.

Born October 2nd 1953 of APC pedigree in Makeni, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is the eldest son of seven children. He attended the Sierra Leone Church Primary School, Government Secondary School (Boys) Magburaka and Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He graduated in 1976 from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone following which he taught at the St. Francis Secondary School in Makeni before joining the Sierra Leone National Insurance Company in 1978.


President Koroma moved over to the Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (Ritcorp) in 1985 and became its Managing Director in 1988, a position he outstandingly held up to the March 2002 Elections.

H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s followers will readily inform that he represents the grassroots of Sierra Leone and the disadvantaged and they constantly cite his unblemished and enviable public record. Read more...

Hon. Chief Samuel Sam-Sumana is a native of Kono District in the Eastern Province of the Republic of Sierra Leone. He is the fourth son of the late Chief Samuel Sam-Sumana and Haja Sia Hawa Sam-Sumana. He was born on the 7th of April 1962 in Koidu Town, Kono District.

Vice President Sam-Sumana attended the Jaiama Secondary School in Kono and the Ahmadiya Secondary School in Freetown. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in Management Information System from the Metropolitan State University, Minnesota, USA. He also holds two Diplomas (Diamond Rough Grading, Sorting and Polishing) from the America Institution of Diamond Cutting and Polishing, Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA, and a Diploma (Computer Network Support Specialist) from Knoll wood Computer and Business School, St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA. Read more...

His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma

Vice President: Samuel Sam-Sumana

Ministers of State are appointed by the President and confirmed by Parliament.

Minister of Finance and Development Dr. Kelfela Marah
Minister of State 1 Momodu Kargbo
Minister of State 2 F B L Mansaray
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mr. Samura Kamara
Deputy Minister Ebun Jusu
Minister of Justice and Attorney General Frank Kargbo
Minister of Information and Communication Ibrahim Ben Kargbo
Deputy Minister Sheka Tarawalie
Minister of Mineral Resources Minkailu Mansaray
Deputy Minister Abdul Ignosis Koroma
Minister of Health and Sanitation Zainab Hawa Bangura
Deputy Minister Mohamed Daudis Koroma
Minister of of Agriculture and Food Security & Forestry Sam Sesay
Deputy Minister 1 Ali Badara Kamara
Deputy Minister 2 Lovell Thomas
Minister of Political and Public Affairs Alpha Sahid Bakar Kanu
Deputy Minister Mohamed Benson Suwu
Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure Alimamy Paul Koroma
Deputy Minister Abdul Babagaleh Barrie
Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment Allieu Pat Sowe
Deputy Minister Ahmed Kanu
Minister of Energy and Water Resources Ogunlade Davidson
Deputy Minister Martin Bash-Kamara
Minister of Transport and Aviation Vandi Chidi Minah
Deputy Minister Sylvester Osmond Hanciles
Minister of Trade and Industry Richard Konteh
Deputy Minister Mabinty Daramy
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Dauda Sulaiman Kamara
Deputy Minister Ibrahim Kaloko
Minister of Internal Affairs Musa Tarawalli
Minister of Education, Science & Technology Minkailu Bah
Deputy Minister 1 Algasimu Jah
Deputy Minister 2 Lansana Nyallay
Minister of Labour and Social Security Hindolo Sumanguru Trye
Deputy Minister Mamoud Tarawalli
Minister of Marine Resources and Fisheries Soccoh Kabia
Deputy Minister Jeneh Kandeh
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Victoria Saidu Kamara
Deputy Minister Syl Goba
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Childrens' Affairs Dennis Sandy
Deputy Minister Rosaline Oya Sankoh
Minister of Defense Alfred Palo Conteh
Minister of State, Vice President's Office Komba Kono
Resident Minister South Moijue Kaikai
Resident Minister East William Juana Smith
Resident Minister North Ali D. Kamara