Economy - Business & Environment

Plea from Sierra Leone’s commissioner for revenue and taxation to citizens and businesses to pay their taxes

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

N’Bompa Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) Commissioner Haja Kallah Kamara, is pleading to all citizens and businesses in the country to adhere to their rules and regulations regarding the payment of taxes. The nation she said cannot maintain sustainable development, if citizens and [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Farming offers Sierra Leone a long-term solution for economic recovery

September 13, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2017 In what has been Sierra Leone’s worst natural catastrophe in living memory, over 500 people have died and about 3,000 rendered homeless by flooding this year. Inexplicable and unprecedented, the crisis has devastated the economy, ruined agriculture and created the need [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Is decentralisation the answer to Freetown’s ‘over-urbanisation’?

September 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2017 Urbanization is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities. More importantly, it’s about a complete change from rural to urban in terms of industrial structure, employment, living environment and social security. One of the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

In the quest to meet the SDGs there is danger some may be left behind

September 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2017 Leaving no-one behind is a catchphrase that seeks to ensure that all people benefit from the global development agenda set in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But The concept of leaving no-one behind has further – more distal – ramifications in the global [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

The Sierra Leone School Green Club – a new dawn for environmental awareness in Sierra Leone

September 10, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Alhassan Sesay Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2017 The Sierra Leone School Green Club (SLSGC) is an indigenous Community Based Organization, established in 2015. The organization is engaged in climate change sensitization and mitigation strategy across Sierra Leone. The organization began as the challenges of climate change started to affect [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Transport and its relationship to disaster management in Sierra Leone – Part 2

September 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Victor Mengot Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2017 Heavy rains during the months of April to September is a known phenomenon, and during the 2015 flood in the capital it was evident that because of the encroachment on the hills, water streams and bridges there was a 100% likelihood of [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Insight Magazine launches annual survey of working hours in Sierra Leone

September 4, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2017 Insight – the only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone – has launched an annual survey of working hours in Sierra Leone to find out more about Sierra Leone’s work culture. In its inaugural survey into working hours, Insight is aiming [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s toll road – a shame and a disgrace

August 31, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Francis Ben Kaifala Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31st August 2017 When I see Sierra Leoneans shamelessly paying toll to Chinese vulture businessmen after being betrayed by our own government, I feel depressed in my quiet university apartment in the United States. Bai Bureh, an illiterate who did not even have the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

World Bank offers 13 million dollars as emergency response for Sierra Leone

August 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017 In response to the disaster in Freetown which took the lives of over 1,000 people, of which the remains of over 500 are yet to be recovered, the World Bank has announced immediate grant-in-aid package for Sierra Leone of about US$13 million. US$10 million [Read More]