Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone



The Office of the Ombudsman wishes to inform the general public that His Excellency the President, Rtd. Brig. Dr. Julius Maada Bio, has appointed Tejan Ahmed Israel Jah, Esq. as the new Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Until his appointment, Mr. Jah was the Acting Director of Legal Affairs and Board Secretariat at the National Social Security and Insurance Trust, (NASSIT). Tejan Ahmed Israel Jah is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Courts of Sierra Leone. He is a graduate from Fourah Bay College and holds an LLB Honors Degree, an Executive Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Sierra Leone, an utter Barrister from the Sierra Leone Law School and an LLM from the University of Salford in UK.

He started his career as a lawyer in the Law Firm of Shears Moses and Co. and then proceeded to the Marcus Jones & Co. Law Firm.  He later on served as a Magistrate in the Sierra Leone Judiciary. He served as Legal officer at the Right to Access Information Commission and also Legal Advisor and Corporate Secretary at the Electricity and Distribution Authority (EDSA).

Whilst in private practice, he worked inter alia as Duty/ defence counsel for Advocaid and Defence for Children International - DCI- SL, NGOs that provide legal services including court representations for indigent women, girls and children/juveniles in contact or conflict with the law, respectively.

He is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar Association and he has been elected on numerous occasions as one of its directors in the capacities as Assistant General Secretary and Publicity Secretary. He was recently elected by the membership of 

the Sierra Leone Bar Association as a council member on the General Legal Council (GLC), the body that regulates the Legal Profession in the Country. He has been appointed as a Notary Public.


The Office of the Ombudsman safeguards the Community in its dealings with Government and its Agencies in Sierra Leone, by independent and impartial investigations and resolution of complaints.

A Sierra Leone, where administrative action by Government and its Agencies is fair, effective, effecient and accountable.