Mohamed Sidie Sheriff – World Bank, Freetown
7 December 2011
From cocoa to chocolates
Cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone are coming together to increase the value of their produce. They are establishing cooperative enterprises that will effectively market and export their crop.
Cooperatives promote increased competition, drive up prices and give farmers a sense of ownership.
7 December 2011
Vice president Sam Sumana
It’s been over a week since Vice President (VP) Samuel Sam sumana was caught on tape, negotiating a bribe for personal financial gain.
One would have expected a swift resignation to follow the unfathomable brazenness and world class stupidity, exhibited by the man occupying the second highest office of the land.
Abdul R Thomas
Editor – The Sierra Leone Telegraph
12 December 2011
The Timbergate dust is yet to settle, after the political fracas caused by a TV documentary, exposing the country’s vice president colluding to defraud the state. Two of the culprits in the corruption scandal, acting as agents for the vice president have evaded justice, with the help of the good offices of those running the country.
Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon
19 December 2012
President Koroma and Vice-President Sumana
Let’s end the game of wits.
We all know that politicians when whipped into mob frenzy can take banality to frightening heights. But the government creating a siege mentality – an ‘us versus them’ culture and an over-hyped monument to deadliness with mediocre performance, is nothing but a desperate addiction to the approval of nincompoops.
13 December 2011
A statement received by the Sierra Leone Telegraph from Jonathan Ossoff – Senior Legislative Assistant in the Office of Congressman Hank Johnson, says that; “U.S. Representative Hank Johnson and colleagues are disturbed by reports of high-level corruption in partner country.”
Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow
22 December 2011
- Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow
Next year – 2012, general elections will be conducted in Sierra Leone, where a new president and members of parliament will be elected to represent the citizens.
All political parties are expressing high hopes of winning the election, and are ‘determined’ to change the economic, political and social lives of Sierra Leoneans.
3 January 2012
Sierra Leone State House
Political corruption in Sierra Leone involves the manipulation of political institutions for personal gain and the deviation from the rational-legal values of the modern state.
It includes extortion, nepotism, bribery, cronyism, patronage, graft, embezzlement, and clientellism.