John Oponjo Benjamin

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John Oponjo Benjamin
Sierra Leone Minister of Finance
In office
May, 2002 – September 17, 2007
Personal details
Born (1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 65)
Segbwema, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone
NationalitySierra Leonean
Political partySierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)
ResidenceKenema, Sierra Leone

John Oponjo Benjamin (born 29 November 1952 in Segbwema, Kailahun District) is a Sierra Leonean economist and politician of Mende descent. He was the leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) to 2013. He served as Sierra Leone's Minister of Finance from 2002 to 2007. During that period, Benjamin helped lead Sierra Leone through the Paris Club's 100% debt cancellation program. Benjamin was the chairman of the Council of State Secretaries in 1992.