Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes partnership with American EPA

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: The Executive Chairman of the Environment Protection Agency, Sierra Leone, Prof. Foday Moriba Jaward, last week met with officials of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in a move to establish a strong partnership between the two institutions. The meeting took place in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

2019 – Year of return for Africans in the Diaspora

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Ghana rolls out the red carpet to encourage resettlement in the motherland. In Washington, D.C., in September 2018, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown City Council steps up to combat problem of waste disposal in Freetown

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Freetown City Council has installed street rubbish collection bins across the capital Freetown, to help combat the problem of waste collection and disposal. Speaking on Radio Democracy FM 98, Mayor Aki-Sawyer said garbage collectors will be collecting garbage from houses and take [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio launches $17 million Global Partnership for Education Programme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Yesterday – Wednesday 30th January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio officially launched the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), as well as commissioned fourteen Teaching Service Commission District Offices. The ceremony took place at the St. Anthony Boys Primary School, Brookfields, Freetown. The US$17.2 million [Read More]

Economy & Business

SLIEPA briefs Whitaker Group and Invest Africa about sierra Leone investment potential

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Last Tuesday, senior officials of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), met with representatives of the Whitaker Group from Washington DC and Invest Africa from London, to discuss the many investment opportunities that Sierra Leone offers. Both Whitaker Group and Invest [Read More]

Economy & Business

Lessons from Nigeria on how public engagement can curb corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2019: Corruption affects a government’s ability to get projects completed and stops its ability to transfer resources to people. A fertile environment is created for corruption when budgeting is done in secret. There is a huge amount of secrecy around the budgeting process at every [Read More]

Politics

What newspapers in Sierra Leone say this morning

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2019: After yesterday’s launch of the Commissions of Inquiry into alleged corruption and mismanagement by former ministers and senior public officials in the previous APC government, led by president Ernest Bai Koroma, there have been mixed views and reactions this morning, not least from the [Read More]

Politics

APC will not cooperate with Inquiry until its concerns are met – says Yansaneh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2019: Today president Julius Maada Bio issued a strong warning to those who would be called before the Commission of Inquiry to cooperate with the Judges. He said: “Let me end by reiterating that all those who will be invited by the Commissions of Inquiry [Read More]

Politics

Anyone failing to honour invitation of the Inquiry will face full force of the law – Bio warns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2019: Executives of Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) will this afternoon hold a press conference at their party’s offices in Brookfields, Freetown, in response to the launch today, of the Commissions of Inquiry into corruption and mismanagement by former ministers and senior [Read More]