About The State House

The State House is the principal workplace of the President of Sierra Leone. The State House is located at State Avenue, Tower Hill, in central Freetown, Sierra Leone. The State House is often locally referred to as the seat of power.

Presidential cabinet meetings and other meetings including those with visiting foreign heads of state and international delegations are all held at the State House.

History of The State House

The State House was built in 1895 and was initially referred to as Fort Thornton. In the colonial days it was the residence of the Governor of Sierra Leone. It became the official residence of the Prime Minister of Sierra Leone from 1961-1971. Since 1971, the State House has served as the official residence and principal workplace of the President of Sierra Leone.

 

Past Prime Ministers and Presidents of Sierra Leone

NameTenure
Prime Ministers of Sierra Leone
Sir Milton Margai - KCMG 1961 -1964
Sir Albert Margai - KCNG 1964 - 1968
Siaka Stevens - M.P1968 - 1971
Presidents of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Hon. Justice C. O. E. ColeApril 1971
Dr. Siaka P. StevensApril 1971 - November 1985
Maj. Gen (Rtd) Joseph Saidu MomohNovember 1985 - April 1992
Capt. Valentine E. M. StrasserApril 1992 - January 1996
Brigadier Julius Maada BioJanuary 1996 - March 1996
Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan KabbahMarch 1996 - September 2007
Dr Ernest Bai KoromaSeptember 2007 - March 2018