Brief History

The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) was one of the structures established in 1994 by the Military government of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) to facilitate the re-introduction and consolidation of  democracy in Sierra Leone.  The rationale for creating the Commission was the need for an independent body to engineer the attitudinal transformation so badly required in the people of conflict-torn Sierra Leone for the promotion of democracy, good governance, patriotism, national development and the exercise of civic rights and responsibilities.

Through Act of Parliament No.3 of 1996, the democratically elected government that succeeded the military regime expanded the mandate of the Commission to include human rights. Correspondingly, the name of the Commission was changed to the National Commission for Democracy and Human Rights. In 2006 a separate Human Rights Commission was established, hence NCD has returned to its original title and mandate.

Chairman's photo
The Chairman
Dr. Abubakar Kargbo

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