The Statistics Council is the governing body of Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) which, subject to the Statistics Act of 2002, has the control and supervision of Stats SL. It provides strategic guidance to the Statistician General in all areas of statistics, in particular in the area of the quality of the statistics series and on strategies of improving data production as well as advise the Minister on matters concerning government statistical policy.
The Council consists of a Chairman and the following other members :-
(a) four members nominated by the Minister one each from the Provinces and the Western Area respectively;
(b) the following persons or their representatives:-
(i) the Vice Chancellor, University of Sierra Leone;
(ii) the Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone;
(iii) the President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture;
(iv) the Development Secretary;
(v) the Financial Secretary;
(vi) the Commissioner of Labour;
(vii) the Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme;
(viii) the President, Sierra Leone Association of Journalists; and
(ix) the Statistician–General who shall be secretary to the Council.