Sierra Leone’s new Solicitor General takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2019:

Last Friday, 29 March 2019, the newly appointed Solicitor General of Sierra Leone, Mohamed Lamin Tarawalley, took his oath of office in the presence of president Julius Maada Bio at a ceremony held at State House in Freetown.

Shortly after taking his oath of office, Mr. Tarawalley said he is thankful to President Bio for the honour and privilege of being appointed Solicitor General of Sierra Leone, adding that he is aware of the challenges. But he vowed not to betray the President’s trust.

He said that the New Direction Government has made tremendous strides in revamping and restoring trust in Sierra Leone’s legal system.

“Good laws and good legal system are part of the development and growth of any nation, and I commend your government on that. It is my pleasure to work in tandem with the Attorney General to build, develop and improve the justice department, otherwise known as the Law Officers’ Department, which is the largest government law firm. If our laws must be respected, we must respect them; and to me this is doable,” he said.

President Bio congratulated Lawyer Tarawalley on his new role. He told Tarawalley he has been meticulously chosen, and therefore so much is expected of him. The country president Bio said, is lagging behind and that a lot of work is required to catch up with the rest of the world.

“We are beginning to find our place in society, and we should continue on that path. That is why I want to encourage everyone to put their hands on deck, because this is not something we can do alone.

“Now is the time to work and there are very good signs that we are on the right track. Therefore, as you join us, I want to implore you to continue to work very hard. On my part, I promise to provide the quality leadership necessary to change the bad reputation of the country,” president Bio said.


  1. Thank you very much James for the list of women in top positions appointed by President Bio according to you. But what I will tell you is that, that number is a CHICKEN NUMBER compared to the number of men appointed by the President. Am I right?

  2. Sahr Matturi your criticism of the President not dishing out jobs to women is unfounded EXCEPT if you want an all woman leadership in Sierra Leone.

    President Bio has set the pace in giving jobs to MANY women and in very high positions. We have to be ‘ECONOMICAL’ in our criticism while at the same time being honest in our assessment of the New Direction government.

    The very first female Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Dr. Priscilla Schwartz (nee Fofana) was appointed by President BIO to a very high profile job.

    My brother let us be grateful that we have in place a government that is doing things that Sierra Leoneans never believed will happen.

    • Additionally, there are Honorable Emma Kowa Jalloh, Honorable Nabeela Tunis, Honorable Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Honorable Baindu Dassama, all full cabinet ministers.

      There are also Honorable Patricia Laverley, deputy minister of Finance; Honorable Emily Gogra, deputy minister of Health; Honorable Nimatulai Bah-Chang, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Honorable Melrose Kargbo, deputy minister of Youth Affairs; Honorable Isata Abdulai-Kamara, Resident Minister NorthWest, and Mrs. Fatmata Kargbo, Presidential Adviser. President Bio has also appointed many women to positions in Sierra Leone’s Foreign Service.

      It appears that Sahr Matturi is not keeping up with developments in Sierra Leone.

    • Indeed. An all female leadership in Sierra Leone. You are right Trevor with your exception. It will come to pass in the near future. 2x2x.

  3. Another GENTLEMAN promoted again. Is that fair? Talking to myself. Why is this president not giving LADIES the OPPORTUNITIES? May God Almighty change this president’s heart to promote more women to top positions. AMEN AND AMEN.

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