By: Thaimu Bai Sesay

The Office of the President, State House, in an appointment letter dated 26th January 2024, officially appointed Abdulai Masiyambay Bangura Esq. as a new Justice for the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone. The appointment is subject to the approval of Parliament, in accordance with Section 135 (2) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone 1991 (Act No.6 of 1991).

“It has pleased His Excellency the President Rtd. Brig, Julius Maada Bio to appoint you as Justice of the Supreme Court,” stated the appointment letter.

Abdulai Masiyambay Bangura Esq., the former Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), was instrumental in advocating for peaceful campaigns during the country’s June 24 multi-tier general elections.

The appointee has been advised to contact the Clerk of Parliament, who will arrange a meeting with the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service of Parliament to consider his appointment for possible approval. Upon approval by Parliament, further details, including the terms and conditions of his appointment, will be communicated to him.


The Supreme Court of the Republic of Sierra Leone serves as the final court of appeal, with exclusive jurisdiction to determine all questions relating to the interpretation of the Constitution. The court sits with a bench of up to five Justices, all of whom must be substantive Justices of the Court.

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