Economy & Business

Clerk of Sierra Leone parliament demands full disclosure of salaries of all top public officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2018: The Office  of the Clerk of Parliament yesterday wrote a letter to the Financial Secretary in the ministry of finance and economic development, requesting information on the salaries of Judges, Magistrates, Permanent Secretaries and other Heads of government institutions, following last week’s public row [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio wants diamonds to be cut and polished in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday visited the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) in Belgium, where he called for diamonds to be cut and polished in Sierra Leone. Addressing board members and management of AWDC, diamond traders, miners, bankers and the Press, President Bio said [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone to introduce student loan scheme

Jonathan Kurabu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: The government of Sierra Leone has today announced that all higher education students enrolled in mathematics, engineering, agriculture, physics and chemistry courses, will receive government grant to cover their tuition fees. This statement comes today on the back of president Julius Maada [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone diaspora medics delivering free medical care

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2018: A team of Sierra Leonean Diaspora Medical professionals from United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United State of America are in Sierra Leone to deliver free medical services in the Kailahun District. The Medics are in country to take part in the second [Read More]

Politics

Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone in hot water over massive salary demands

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Parliamentarians have caused unnecessary controversy in the country, over their proposal to the minister of finance for a massive increase in their salary and benefits, which many say could see their total income and benefits package go up by over 300%, should [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leoneans will have a quiet and peaceful Christmas as economic hardship bites

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  4 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Inspector General of Police – Dr. Richard Moigbe, last Thursday made a public statement warning those planning to organise street parades, carnivals and masquerades this Christmas to think again, in a bid to clamp down on lawlessness, public nuisance, violence and robbery. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission swoops supermarket for unpaid taxes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2018: A senior official at the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, that one of the largest supermarkets in the capital Freetown has been ordered by the ACC to be shut down, and a warrant for the arrest of [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free healthcare programme – the untold stories

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2018: When the government of former President Ernest Bai Koroma launched the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), in April, 2010, it was with the desire to enable pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under five access free medical care and services. This [Read More]

Economy & Business

Former president Koroma of Sierra Leone failed to improve access to economic opportunity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2018: After more than ten years in power, the government of former president Ernest Bai Koroma failed to improve access to economic opportunity and education, as business climate suffered, according to the latest Mo Ibrahim African Governance Index published last Monday. Analysis of the 2018 [Read More]