Sierra Leone parliament debates president Bio’s development plans – day three

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2018: The Parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday, Wednesday 30th May 2018, for the third successive day  debated the “Motion of Thanks to President Bio” for his delivery of his Five Year Development Plan in his State Opening of Parliament address. According to report from the [Read More]


Yvonne Aki Sawyerr – a Mayor in a mare’s nest

Author: Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2018: “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” Romans 5:3-4 The wanton attack on the new Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki Sawyerr who had barely settled down to work was indeed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Unplugging corruption cables in electricity barge ship contract

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2018: Let’s cut straight to the chase. Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulation Commission recently approved $0.10 per kilowatt hour, based on an average for Bumbuna, Addax, the 16.5 megawatts at Black Hall Road and the 10 megawatts at Kingtom Freetown. And [Read More]


Sierra Leone parliament debates Bio’s development plans – day two

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2018: The debate on president Bio’s five year plans for developing Sierra Leone entered its second day in parliament yesterday, Tuesday 29th May 2018, with the Chief Whip of the Parliament – Alusine Kanneh of the SLPP commending President Bio and described him as “a [Read More]


President Bio and Nigerian president Buhari strengthen bilateral ties

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2018: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone arrived today in Nigeria for two days of talks with the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari, aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the two sister countries. According to State House report in Freetown, speaking at their meeting in [Read More]


President Bio makes big changes to his government as he sacks his secretary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2018: President Julius Maada Bio having promised that he will take discipline and accountability very seriously in his government, last night made a tough decision to sack his secretary over a leaked memo which he wrongly said came from the president – ordering the finance [Read More]


Sierra Leone Attorney General Charles Margai takes justice to the people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2018: Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice – Charles Francis Margai is aiming to bring justice sector service delivery to the people of Sierra Leone in an open and transparent manner, and the Ministry of Justice has for the first time in the [Read More]


You have made a great start – Tony Blair tells president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2018: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was in Freetown, Sierra Leone last Monday 28 May, 2018 on a one day visit to State House, where he held talks with president Julius Maada Bio. Mr Blair also attended a roundtable discussion with cabinet ministers, chaired [Read More]


I was wrong to mislead the people of Sierra Leone – Secretary to President Bio apologises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: A memo issued last week to government ministries and agencies by the Secretary to President Bio – Dennis Vandi, ordering them to set aside Acts of parliament passed by parliamentarians, has caused a political row prompting calls for his sacking. Some opposition APC top [Read More]