Economy & Business

World Bank Group President calls for a world free of poverty

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]

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

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]

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Renewed call for better quality education in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. (photo: Girls of the Annie Walsh Memorial School in Freetown). The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana’s rising economic prosperity may be derailed by falling oil revenues

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Rising standards of living enjoyed by Ghanaians in the last three years is not a miracle, thanks to the discovery of King Oil, off the country’s coastal waters. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen steeply. Government’s effort at diversifying the economy is paying [Read More]


Lungi is to become Sierra Leone’s commercial city

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2013 John Baimba Sesay – China I watched SLBC TV yesterday, Tuesday, 9th April and heard the Lands Minister – Musa Tarawallie talk about government’s plans to transform the town of Lungi into Sierra Leone’s new commercial city. This is encouraging news, given its [Read More]

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President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity – Challenges ahead

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2013 In a few weeks president Koroma will formally launch his new Agenda for Prosperity, which will ‘replace’ the Agenda for Change manifesto – his roadmap for Sierra Leone’s development in 2007-2012. But many questions are being asked as to why the president has [Read More]

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Mismanagement of public spending – a serious problem for Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2013 When president Obama congratulated president Koroma of Sierra Leone at the White House last week – for a job well done, it was difficult not to cringe with embarrassment, after five years of poor governance and corruption that continues to widen the gulf [Read More]