Economy - Business & Environment

Why hunger is on the rise in the world – and what can be done about it

October 7, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Peter Atkins Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2017 The number of hungry and malnourished people is rising for the first time in over a decade. This is according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. There are now 815 million people affected and frequent incidents of acute and widespread food shortages remain. The [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone Public Service Commission hands 2016 annual report to President Koroma

October 5, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2017 Yesterday – Wednesday October 4th, 2017, was red letter day for Sierra Leone’s Public Service Commission (PSC) as it presented its 2016 annual report to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. Sierra Leone’s civil service has in the past thirty years [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s economy slows down as foreign aid is cut – IMF intervenes

October 3, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2017 An IMF mission led by John Wakeman-Linn was in Freetown last week – 29th September 2017, to conduct its first review of Sierra Leone’s economic performance following its decision in June 2017 to approve a US$224.2 million loan made to the government. The Koroma [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Bolloré Transport and Logistics employees out in the streets of Freetown for a good cause

September 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 Over four hundred employees of the Bolloré Transport and Logistics Transportation in Sierra Leone took to the streets of Freetown in a walk – commemorating “Marathon Day” in the capital last Thursday, 21st September, 2017. The walk – covering several miles [Read More]

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]