Education and Health

Education is an investment for human and economic development – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2018: After just five months of being elected president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has today transformed his flagship manifesto pledge into reality. He has launched his ‘Free Quality School Education Programme (FQSEP)’. The programme will benefit over 1.5 million children across the country, [Read More]

Economy & Business

NRA raised fifty-one billion Leones in two days – says Dr. Jibao

Emmanuel I. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2018: The newly appointed Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA), Dr. Samuel Jibao last Thursday, 16th August 2018, told reporters that under his administration as Commissioner General, NRA raises an average of fifty-one billion Leones in taxes every two days. [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone launches free school education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2018: Over 1.5 million school children are expected to benefit from the free quality school education initiative which starts at the school year in September. This flagship initiative which will be launched at the Miata Conference Hall in Freetown today, Monday, 20th August, is part [Read More]

Politics

Things have gone full circle and SLPP is now in power

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2018: “Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed and are right.” H.L.Mencken Those who went to village schools are familiar with the usual complaint [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank and Canada committed to African women empowerment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2018: On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development – Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank – Akinwumi Adesina, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella meets with Sierra Leoneans in the United States

Anthony Kamaea (Jnr): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2018: Over a week ago, the Hon. Kandeh Yumkella, Member of Parliament for Constituency 062 – Samu Chiefdom and Parliamentary Leader of the National Grand Coalition Party arrived in the USA on a “Thank You” tour. He is in America to also [Read More]

Economy & Business

Governor of Bank of Sierra Leone sacked as economy worsens

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2018: Just over a year ago, 18th July 2017, parliament of Sierra Leone, unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh by president Koroma, as the new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone, following the resignation of his predecessor, Dr. Kaifala Marah. Today, Dr. Patrick [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free education – Investing in people

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2018: One of President Maada Bio’s signature policies, before, during and after the general elections has been the promise and delivery of a free education for all. Many people believe that education is a right and not a privilege. Many also believe that [Read More]