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
|Prime Ministers of Sierra Leone|
|Sir Milton Margai - KCMG||1961 -1964|
|Sir Albert Margai - KCNG||1964 - 1968|
|Siaka Stevens - M.P||1968 - 1971|
|Presidents of the Republic of Sierra Leone|
|Hon. Justice C. O. E. Cole||April 1971|
|Dr. Siaka P. Stevens||April 1971 - November 1985|
|Maj. Gen (Rtd) Joseph Saidu Momoh||November 1985 - April 1992|
|Capt. Valentine E. M. Strasser||April 1992 - January 1996|
|Brigadier Julius Maada Bio||January 1996 - March 1996|
|Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah||March 1996 - September 2007|
|Dr Ernest Bai Koroma||September 2007 - March 2018|