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Sierra Leone: Charles Margai back in government

12 April 2018 at 16:08 | 6617 views

By Gibril Koroma

In the partial list of new appointees announced today by the current government, a name that will be discussed endlessly within and outside Sierra Leone is that of Mr. Charles Francis Margai (photo), the firebrand leader of the People’s Democratic Movement (PMDC). He is the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

Margai recently endorsed Julius Maada Bio, the leader of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the run-off election of March 31st, 2018.

This is the second time Margai, a private lawyer who has lived and worked in Sierra Leone all his life, is serving in an SLPP cabinet..He was Interior minister in 2002 in the SLPP government of the late Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. He was then a member of that party but this time he is serving as an outsider who, many people are already speculating, might rejoin the party of his father and uncle.

He is expected to shake up the judiciary and the general administration of justice in the country because of his no-nonsense record as a politician and human rights activist.

See below the list of the other apponitees: