Makari Gbanti Chiefdom

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Makari Gbanti
Makari Gbanti is located in Sierra Leone
Makari Gbanti
Makari Gbanti
Location in Sierra Leone
Coordinates: 08°52′N 012°07′W / 8.867°N 12.117°W / 8.867; -12.117Coordinates: 08°52′N 012°07′W / 8.867°N 12.117°W / 8.867; -12.117
Country  Sierra Leone
Province Northern Province
District Bombali District
Capital Masongbon
Population (2004)
 • Total 41,186
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Makari Gbanti is a chiefdom of Bombali District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone. Officially, the principal town now lies at Masongbon.[1] However, the village of Panlap is also considered the headquarters.[2] The historical centre was Makari.

As of 2004, the chiefdom had a population of 41,186.[3]

Sylvanus Koroma, father of President Ernest Bai Koroma, came from the village of Yoni in Makari Gbanti.[4]


  1. ^ "Chiefdoms". Sierra Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (5 October 2012). "The Future Is Bright For Sierra Leone…What Obama Told Pres. Koroma". Cocorioko International Newspaper. Freetown. 
  3. ^ "2004 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Statistics Sierra Leone. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Tarawalie, Sheka (17 May 2012). "Who Does Not Know President Koroma Is A Temne?". Cocorioko International Newspaper. Freetown.