Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone Mamamah airport project: A twist in China’s tail – part two

Saad Barrie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2016 The proposed Mamamah Airport and New City is the flagship infrastructure project in Sierra Leone’s current medium term development plan, the ‘Agenda for Prosperity’. The indicative cost of the Mamamah Project is US$481 million. The airport alone is estimated to cost at [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone Mamamah airport project: A twist in China’s tail – Part One

Saad Barrie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2016 The government of Sierra Leone is determined to build a new international airport in the north of the country, financed by a whopping $400 million loan from China. Opposition to this policy decision is strong, including the Word Bank who says that [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

The economic failures of the APC government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2016 Lusine Kallon (Photo: Years of waste accumulation in a slum in the capital Freetown)  After nine years in power, the ruling APC’s economic mismanagement and bad policies have become the root cause of the country’s poor economic performance and the hardship suffered by the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Condition of Sierra Leone’s road networks after spending hundreds of millions of dollars – A Report by Mamba TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2016 One of Sierra Leone’s longstanding challenges is the deplorable state of the country’s road infrastructure. Successive governments have struggled to address this pressing need with mixed results. (Photo: Kenema – Hangha Road). Movement across the country, especially during the rainy season becomes treacherous. As [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone economy – president Koroma must beware of his legacy

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2016 Austerity. This was one word I always prayed, will be banished from the political vocabulary of our country; because I saw, felt, and tasted what AUSTERITY was. This is no attempt to digest the inner bowels of the economic gymnastics that is [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone – Institutionalized leakages and a bankrupt economy

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2016 The month of October 2016 marks 20 years since peace was restored to Sierra Leone. By 1996, half of our population was displaced and farming came to a standstill. As a nation, we recorded negative growth throughout the war years [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

President Koroma slashes government spending amid fears of an economic meltdown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2016 President Koroma and his ruling APC party ministers, yesterday decided to ditch their 2016 Budget and Spending Plans, after realising that the government’s coffers is now virtually empty. For a government that two weeks ago, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on sending the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s president Koroma – governance and service delivery

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2016 Citizen engagement is crucial to sustaining democratic governance. It allows for openness in the decision making process, and ensures trust and public confidence. Participatory democracy is a process of collective decision making that combines elements from both direct and [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

My vision for Sierra Leone is to eradicate extreme poverty – says Yumkella  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2016 On Friday, 10th June 2016, Dr Kandeh Yumkella addressed over a thousand people at the University of Makeni. The aspiring presidential flagbearer of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, spoke on the theme “Developing Our World – the Post 2015 Agenda”. In [Read More]