Vice-President of Sierra Leone

The vice-president of Sierra Leone is the second most senior government official in the executive branch of the Republic of Sierra Leone government after the president. The vice-president's only constitutional power is to be the immediate successor to the president of Sierra Leone if the president resigned or is removed from office by the Sierra Leone parliament. Other than that the power of the vice president depends on the role delegated to the office by the president.

The vice-president of Sierra Leone is the second most influential position in the government of Sierra Leone, after the president. The current vice-president of Sierra Leone is Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, a member of the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party; he was sworn in as vice president on April 4, 2018, after the victory of Jalloh's and Julius Maada Bio's presidential ticket in the 2018 Sierra Leone presidential election.

Security

The vice-president of Sierra Leone is protected by a special unit of police officers of the operational support division of the Sierra Leone Police.

History

When Sierra Leone was declared a Republic in 1971 by then Prime Minister Siaka Stevens, the position of Vice-President was created. The first vice-president was Sorie Ibrahim Koroma.

Functions

The functions of the vice-president are:

  • Principal assistant to the president of Sierra Leone,
  • To act in the president's stead when he is out of Sierra Leone or incapacitated,
  • Control the movements of the people in the diamond-protected areas,
  • Permit Boards,
  • Various involvements with non-citizens of the Republic,
  • Monitor the Cabinet,
  • Any other duty that the president desires.

Vice-presidents

First vice-presidents

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term start Term end Political party
1 Sorie Ibrahim Koroma
(1930–1994)
19 April 1971 28 November 1985 All People's Congress
2 Francis Misheck Minah
(1929–1989)
28 November 1985 4 April 1987 All People's Congress
3 Abu Bakar Kamara
(born 1929)
4 April 1987 September 1991 All People's Congress
4 Abdulai Osman Conteh
(born 1945)
1991 29 April 1992 All People's Congress

Second vice-presidents

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term start Term end Political party
1 Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor
(1917–1985)
1978 May 1984 All People's Congress
2 Francis Misheck Minah
(1929–1989)
May 1984 November 1985 All People's Congress
3 Abu Bakar Kamara
(born 1929)
November 1985 4 April 1987 All People's Congress
4 Salia Jusu-Sheriff
(1929–2009)
4 April 1987 1991 Sierra Leone People's Party
5 Joseph Bandabla Dauda
(1942–2017)
November 1991 29 April 1992 All People's Congress

Vice-presidents

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term start Term end Political party
1 Albert Joe Demby
(1934–2021)
29 March 1996 25 May 1997 Sierra Leone People's Party
(1) Albert Joe Demby
(1934–2021)
13 February 1998 1999 Sierra Leone People's Party
2 Foday Sankoh
(1937–2003)
1999 2000 Revolutionary United Front
(1) Albert Joe Demby
(1934–2021)
2000 May 2002 Sierra Leone People's Party
3 Solomon Ekuma Berewa
(1938–2020)
May 2002 17 September 2007 Sierra Leone People's Party
4 Samuel Sam-Sumana
(born 1962)
17 September 2007 17 March 2015 All People's Congress
5 Victor Bockarie Foh
(born 1946)
17 March 2015 4 April 2018 All People's Congress
3 Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
(born 1970 or 1971)
4 April 2018 Incumbent Sierra Leone People's Party

Deputy leaders of military juntas

Leader Deputy Term start Term end
Andrew Juxon-Smith Leslie William Leigh March 1967 April 1968
Valentine Strasser Solomon Musa May 1992 June 1993
Valentine Strasser Julius Maada Bio June 1993 March 1995
Julius Maada Bio Komba Mondeh January 1996 March 1996
Johnny Paul Koroma Foday Sankoh
Solomon Musa
May 1997 February 1998

See also


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