Editorial

Sierra Leone can be prosperous – says Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

April 30, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2013 Sierra Leonean born Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) – Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, spoke in Washington DC last Saturday, as Sierra Leoneans across the world, celebrated the country’s 52nd independence anniversary. Sierra Leone is rich in natural resources, but [Read More]

Editorial

A low-key independence celebration for the people of Sierra Leone

April 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2013 The people of Sierra Leone are today marking 52 years of independence from Britain. But with economic hardship and massive unemployment – estimated at over 70% of the economically active population, this year’s celebration is a quiet affair. Despite deafening government propaganda that [Read More]

News in Perspective

World Bank’s fund for the poorest to be significantly replenished

April 23, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2013 Report from the World Bank says that its Development Committee last Saturday endorsed the Bank’s goal to end extreme poverty within a generation as “ambitious”. It says that this endeavour by the Bank is an “historic opportunity” to make a difference. The Committee [Read More]

Editorial

Where is the $8 million missing from the Sierra Leone mineral resources fund?

April 21, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone telegraph: 22 April 2013   In December last year (2012), the information unit of State House in Sierra Leone, announced that the president will leave no stone unturned in finding out what happened to the $8 million. The money was part of the mineral resources fund, set [Read More]

Editorial

President Koroma to sign new performance contract with ministers

April 19, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2013 In less than ten days president Koroma is expected to officially launch his ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ for nationwide public consultation. He told ministers and heads of public agencies at a recent presidential retreat that; delivery of this new agenda cannot be allowed to [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

World Bank Group President calls for a world free of poverty

April 15, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2013 On 2 April 2013, World Bank Group President – Jim Yong Kim outlined his ambitious agenda for ending poverty and increasing inclusive growth, as he called for ambitious new goals to help the most vulnerable. Speaking at Georgetown University in the US, Kim [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s NRA officials missing at top African Revenue Authority event

April 14, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Revenue Authority chief executives and board chairpersons representing 12 African countries have attended a seminar in South Africa, to discuss current issues relating to board governance and ways to improve governance of revenue administration. Botswana, Burundi, Ghana, the Gambia, Lesotho, Rwanda, Seychelles, South [Read More]