March 19, 2019
Economy & Business

Brazil Ambassador to Sierra Leone visits cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2019: Following last week’s discussions between the Ambassador of Brazil to Sierra Leone – Kaiser Araujo and the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Executive Chairman – Dr. James Vibbi, the ambassador has visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun Districts on the 6th to [Read More]

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Brazil Ambassador to Sierra Leone visits cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2019: Following last week’s discussions between the Ambassador of Brazil to Sierra Leone – Kaiser Araujo and the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Executive Chairman – Dr. James Vibbi, the ambassador has visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun Districts on the 6th to [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank’s $325 million funding will help kick start Sierra Leone economy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s economy is in dire need of external financial support to unlock the massive private sector investments required by the Bio led SLPP government to create jobs and put money in people’s pockets. President Bio has promised the creation of millions of jobs, [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Journalists trained in human trafficking

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2019: The International Organization for Migration ( IOM) last week conducted training for media practitioners on Trafficking in Persons ( TIPs) in Sierra Leone. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare , Gender and Children’s Affairs from 5th [Read More]

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1000 hectares rice to be grown in each district of Sierra Leone – says farming minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture forestry and food security – Dr. Jonathan Joseph Ndanema has announced that each district in the country has been charged with the responsibility of cultivating 1,000 hectares of rice in order to attain Sierra Leone’s food self sufficiency. He [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Amendment Bill 2019: A rejoinder to JFK’s thoughts

Francis Ben Kaifala: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 March 2019: My attention has been drawn to an article in the Sierra Leone Telegraph, by Joseph Kamara (also “JFK”) which raises legal questions around the amendments tabled before Parliament which, the current leadership of the Commission, believes, will revolutionize the fight against [Read More]

Economy & Business

Liberia must intensify actions to improve governance and fight corruption – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 March 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mika Saito visited Monrovia from February 25-March 8 to conduct discussions for the 2019 Article IV Consultation with Liberia. At the conclusion of the mission, Ms. Saito issued the following statement: “Liberia’s economic situation is challenging, [Read More]

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IMF reaches staff level agreement on The Gambia’s staff monitored program

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 March 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team, led by Jaroslaw Wieczorek, visited Banjul from February 25–March 8, 2019. The team discussed economic and financial policy commitments under a new Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for 2019. At the end of the visit, Mr. Wieczorek issued the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Amendment Bill 2019 – some thoughts to consider

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission is credited with continuing efforts and enjoying the political goodwill in the fight against corruption in the country. To that end, an Amendment Bill has recently been presented to the House of Parliament, seeking to revise certain [Read More]

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President Bio delivers a powerful speech at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2019: Yesterday, Thursday 7th March 2019, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone was at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Massachusetts, Boston, USA, where he delivered a powerful keynote speech about his vision for Sierra Leone’s development. His address, titled – ‘Toward a [Read More]

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President Bio receives big welcome in Massachusetts

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2019: President Julius Maada Bio was today welcomed in Boston by the State Representative – Shawn C Dooley of the House of Representatives of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he was praised for his impressive leadership in transforming Sierra Leone. The State Representative congratulated president [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Czar indicts former ambassador and others for passport corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2019: Sierra Leone is saying no to corruption. Yesterday, the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission reported that Ambassador Alie Ibrahim Kanu, who was also the former Chairman of the country’s Independent Media Commission and former Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, has been charged to court for [Read More]

Economy & Business

Three thousand ghost workers are to be taken off government payroll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2019: Over three thousand public sector workers have refused to register with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) which is responsible for verifying and registering all legitimately employed staff that are on the government’s payroll. Yesterday the NCRA issued a strong warning calling on those [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone brings in second power ship to provide electricity for millions of people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s electricity problem needs fixing fast, using sustainable approaches such as the use of renewables, solar, hydro, wind and conversation of decades of landfill rubbish into energy, to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country. With less than 20% of homes [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Amendment Bill 2019: A rejoinder to JFK’s thoughts

Francis Ben Kaifala: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 March 2019: My attention has been drawn to an article in the Sierra Leone Telegraph, by Joseph Kamara (also “JFK”) which raises legal questions around the amendments tabled before Parliament which, the current leadership of the Commission, believes, will revolutionize the fight against [Read More]

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