List of heads of government of Sierra Leone

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Chief Minister of Sierra Leone
Coat of arms of Sierra Leone.svg
Incumbent
Jacob Jusu Saffa

since 30 April 2021
AppointerGovernor-General of Sierra Leone (1961–1971)
President of Sierra Leone (1971–1978, 2018–present)
Formation27 April 1961
8 May 2018 (restored)
First holderMilton Margai
Abolished15 June 1978 – 8 May 2018

This is a list of heads of government of Sierra Leone, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1954 until the present day. The office of Prime Minister was abolished after the constitutional referendum in 1978, and reinstated in 2018 with the appointment of David J. Francis as Chief Minister.

Chief minister of Sierra Leone Protectorate[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.svg Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
9 July 1954 14 August 1958 4 years, 36 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Prime minister of Sierra Leone Protectorate[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.svg Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
14 August 1958 27 April 1961 2 years, 256 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Prime ministers of Sierra Leone[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.svg Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
27 April 1961 28 April 1964
(died in office.)
3 years, 1 day Sierra Leone People's Party
2 No image.svg Sir Albert Margai
(1910–1980)
28 April 1964 21 March 1967 2 years, 327 days Sierra Leone People's Party
3 No image.svg Siaka Stevens
(1905–1988)
21 March 1967 (minutes)
(deposed.)
0 days All People's Congress
(3) 26 April 1968 21 April 1971 2 years, 360 days
4 No image.svg Sorie Ibrahim Koroma
(1930–1994)
21 April 1971 8 July 1975 4 years, 78 days All People's Congress
5 No image.svg Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor
(1917–1985)
8 July 1975 15 June 1978 2 years, 342 days All People's Congress

Military rule (1967–1968)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Military
Took office Left office Time in office
David Lansana 1965-04-29 (cropped).jpg Brigadier David Lansana
(1922–1975)
23 March 1967 25 March 1967 2 days Military
No image.svg Commissioner Leslie William Leigh
(1921–1980)
25 March 1967 28 March 1967 3 days National Reformation Council
No image.svg Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith
(1931–1996)
28 March 1967 18 April 1968
(deposed.)
1 year, 21 days
No image.svg Brigadier John Amadu Bangura
(1930–1970)
18 April 1968 22 April 1968 4 days National Interim Council

Chief ministers of Sierra Leone[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
6 David J. Francis.jpg David J. Francis
(born 1965)
8 May 2018 30 April 2021 2 years, 357 days Independent
7 No image.svg Jacob Jusu Saffa
(born 19??)
30 April 2021 Incumbent 220 days Independent

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