Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone

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Speaker of the House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Incumbent
Abel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge

since 2007
Style The Honourable Speaker
Appointer Parliament of Sierra Leone
(Elected by)
Constituting instrument 1991 Sierra Leone Constitution
Formation 1957
First holder Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston
Succession Second in line of presidential succession, after the Vice President

Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone is the presiding officer of Parliament of Sierra Leone. The speaker is the overall leader of Parliament, and is directly elected by sitting members of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone. Like other members of Parliament, the speaker is address as the Honourable.

The speaker is given the constitutional power to presides over parliament; calls members of parliament into session; and discipline members who break the rules of Parliament. The current Speaker of Parliament is the Honourable Abel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge ((APC),[1] who was reelected unnoposed on December 7, 2012 for a new five-year term as Speaker.[2] The first speaker of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament is the Honourable Sir Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston who served from 1957 to 1962 [2]

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List of speakers[edit]

Name In office
Sir Henry Josiah Lightfoot Boston 1957–1962
Sir Banja Tejan-Sie 1962–1967
Sir Emile Luke 1968 - 1973
Percy Davies 1973 - 1977
Justice Singer Betts 1977 - 1986
William Niaka Stephen Conteh 1986 - 1992
Military Junta 1992 - 1996
Sheku Mohamed Fadril Kutubu 1996 - 2000
Edmund Cowan 2000–2007
Abel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge 2007–Present

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