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President Kabbah's Sixth Cabinet
and Deputy Ministers
May 202 - September 2007

Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
President and Minister of Defence

Joe C. Blell
Deputy Minister of Defence

John Oponjo Benjamin
Minister of Finance
Deputy Minister: Dr. James D. Rogers, Sannah B. Marah

Pascal Egbenda
Minister of Internal Affairs

Dr. Prince A. Harding
Minister of Transport and Communications
Deputy Minister: Pascal Egbenda

Septimus Kaikai
Minister of Information & Broadcasting

Alpha O. Timbo
Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Social Security
Deputy Minister: Joe Kallon

Dr. Dennis Bright
Minister of Youth and Sports

Dr. Alpha T. Wurie
Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology
Depuy Minister: Abass Collier and Martin Banya

Shirley Gbujama
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs
Deputy Minister: Memunatu Koroma

Alhaji Mohamed Swarray Deen
Minister of Mineral Resources
Deputy Minister: Morlai Bai Kamara

Lloyd During
Minister of Energy and Power

Okere Adams
Minister of Tourism & Culture

Dr. Caiser J. Boima
Minister of Works, Housing and Maintenance
Deputy Minister: Sia Ngougou

Eya Mbayo
Minister of Political & Parliamentary Affairs

Dr. Sheku Sesay
Minister of State for Presidential Affairs


Solomon Berewa
Vice President

Abbator Thomas
Minister of Health and Sanitation
Deputy Minister: Abbator Thomas

Momodu Koroma
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Deputy Minister: Dr. Mohamed Kamara

Sidikie Brima
Minister of Local Government and Community Development
Deputy Minister: Ibrahim Sesay

Dr. Alfred Bobson Sesay
Minister of Country Planning, Forestry and the Environment, and Social Welfare

F.M. Carew
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General

Dr. Kadi Sesay
Minister of Trade and Industry
Deputy Minister: Theresa Koroma

Dr. Sama Sahr Mondeh
Minister of  Agriculture and Food Security
Deputy Minister: Francis Ngebeh, J. A. Karim Sesay

Mohamed B. Daramy
Minister of Development and Economic Planning
Deputy Minister: Ibrahim Sesay

Dr. Chernor Jalloh
Minister of Marine Resources
Deputy Minister: Morlia Bai Kamara

Alex Alie Kargbo
Minister of State, North

S.U.M. Jah
Minister of State, South

Sahr Randolph Fillie-Faboe
Minister of State, East

Internal Affairs Minister Sam Hinga Norman was arrested on 10 March 2003 by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. George Banda-Thomas, then Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs, was given the Internal Affairs portfolio in the interim.

On 26 April 2004, Banda-Thomas was confirmed as Internal Affairs Minister. Eya Mbayo was nominated to take over as Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs. Dr. Sheku Sesay was nominated to succeed Foday Yumkella as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, and Sannah B. Marah was nominated as a Deputy Minister of Finance.

On 2 August 2004, F.M. Carew succeeded Eke Ahmed Halloway as Justice Minister and Attorney-General, and Abbator Thomas took over as Minister of Health and Sanitation from Dr. Agnes Taylor-Lewis. J.A. Karim Sesay was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Agriculture.

On 5 September 2005, John Oponjo Benjamin replaced Joseph B. Dauda as Minister of Finance. Lloyd During replaced Emmanuel O. Grant as Minister of Energy and Power. Pascal Egbenda replaced George Banda-Thomas as Minister of Internal Affairs, and Chernor Jalloh (Tourism and culture) switched portfolios with Okere Adams (Marine Resources).