Ministry of Energy
24 Brook Street/49 Waterloo Street
TEL: +232 76 362654 / +232 76 369538
The primary responsibility of the Ministry is to formulate and implement policies, projects and programmes on
energy and provide oversight functions across the entire energy supply chain for all sub-sector agencies (which
include electricity production, electricity transmission, electricity distribution and supply) and other forms of
energy supply and utilisation.
The supply of electricity is the responsibility of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) whilst
that of generation of electricity is the responsibility of the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company
To create an enabling environment for the provision of modern energy services for increased productivity,
wealth creation and improved quality of life for all Sierra Leoneans.
Develop policies and programmes for the provision of energy (electrical and otherwise) in an adequate affordable
and sustainable basis to the entire population of Sierra Leone.
The Ministry of Energy is headed politically by the Minister of Energy, Henry O Macauley and deputised by Alhaji
Hassan Barrie (Deputy Minister I) and Osmond Hanciles (Deputy Minister II).
The administrative head in the Ministry is the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Zainab Buya-Kamara who is also
deputised by Deputy Scretaries Komba Momoh and Emmanuel Junisa. The Ministry also has a Professional wing,
the Energy Directorate, which is headed by the Director of Energy, Ing. Benjamin Kamara. You can find the entire
structure of the Ministry on the Organogram webpage.
The Ministry has over the years being housed on the fourth floor of the Electricity House, Siaka Stevens Street in
Freetown but due to the recent fire incident, the Ministry has had to relocate temporarily to the top floor of 24