Margao, Sir Milton (Margai, Sir Milton)( first Prime Minister of the Republic of Sierra Leone)
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Biography Margao, Sir Milton (Margai, Sir Milton)
1895 - 1964
Sir Milton Margai, the grandson of the supreme leader and the first local physician who has received higher education, worked in the management of the medical service of the Protectorate of Sierra Leone until 1950, Mr.. His political career began after the Second World War. In 1951, Mr.. he founded the People's Party of Sierra Leone, which has received support from local leaders, and became popular among the rural population.
Since 1952, Sir Milton Margai working in the government of the Protectorate, becoming the first Aborigine to receive a ministerial portfolio. In 1953-54 i.i. He served as Chief (later Prime) Minister, combining this post with the post of minister of agriculture, health and forestry. In the late fifties, he also received positions of the Prosecutor General and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
After an easy victory in the 1957 elections, Margao entered into a serious inner debate with his younger brother Albert, who accused Margai to excessive caution and moderation in the reforms. In 1958, Albert Margai left the party and founded his People's National Party, which completely lost the elections in 1959.
In 1959 he received the title Knight of Margao. In the same year he formed the United Front for talks with London on the Granting of Independence to Sierra Leone, which was granted in 1961.
Until his death Margao led coalition government of Sierra Leone, which included most opposition leaders of the country. After the death of Prime Minister Margai was his brother Albert.