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A second international airport in Sierra Leone is no longer a priority for President Koroma 

November 29, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2015 The debate as to whether Sierra Leone needs a second international airport, amidst growing poverty and lack of investment in public services and infrastructure, such as health, education, access to clean water and electricity, low-cost housing, and safe trunk roads, has intensified in the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Yumkella arrives in Bo

November 28, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2015 The people of Bo in the southern province of Sierra Leone and political heartland of the country’s main opposition Sierra Leone People’s party (SLPP), came out in their thousands yesterday, Friday, to welcome presidential aspirant – Kandeh Yumkella. Until yesterday, the head of the [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone’s entrepreneurship can rise from the ashes of Ebola

November 28, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2015 With the recent Global Entrepreneurship Index showing Sierra Leone to be almost at the bottom of the table, there is need now to start paying serious attention to this problem. But it must be done as part of a concerted and [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone asks IMF to rubber-stamp its poor borrowing decisions

November 27, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2015 If the Koroma government had properly managed the Ebola funds grant-aided to the people of Sierra Leone last year, of which $14 million was stolen, it would not have been necessary for the government to significantly increase its borrowing requirement in order to address [Read More]

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Why a new airport will not be beneficial for the people of Sierra Leone

November 25, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 9

Nyamacoro Silla Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2015 Over the last month or so, there have been several discussions on the proposed Mamamah airport project, which has been brought to the public’s attention. (Photo: Lungi airport president Koroma no longer wants). The Mamamah airport project is one that the government [Read More]

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High on the weed of political self-indulgence

November 25, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2015 An orchestra conductor does not face the crowd. President Koroma’s insistence on doing just that and dishing out meaningless platitudes, rather than leading the country in getting our national priorities right, is to my mind, the blot on his determined bid [Read More]

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Sierra Leone president Koroma relaunches his failed agenda for prosperity

November 23, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2015 Since the declaration of Sierra Leone as Ebola free two weeks ago, there has been a flurry of activity from the Koroma government – egged on by the IMF and the World Bank, to kick-start an ailing economy. Sierra Leone’s economy is seriously ill [Read More]

Editorial

I am the best man for the SLPP’s presidential candidacy

November 22, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Ambassador Alhaji Umaru Bundu Wurie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2015 I am Ambassador Umaru Bundu Wurie (Photo), affectionately and widely known as “Bond Wurie”. I grew up in a working class family in Gbinti, a small town in the Dibia Chiefdom of Port Loko District in northern Sierra Leone. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Telegraph calls for big changes to the country’s Constitution

November 19, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2015 Sierra Leone’s 1991 Constitution which was hurriedly cobbled together and passed through a One Party State parliament that was dominated and run by the APC party in 1991, has always been regarded as unsatisfactory and unfit for purpose. It is a constitution that was [Read More]