Parliamentarians up in arms over published Technical Audit Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: A row has broken out in the corridors of power in Freetown, with parliamentarians accusing both the country’s Audi Office and ministry of finance of usurping their powers – effectively accusing both of contempt, following the publication yesterday of the latest damning report by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Full of beans – rediscovering the lost coffee of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have confirmed that a plant found in the Sierra Leone hills is that of Coffea stenophylla, the native Highland Coffee which was last collected in the wild in the 1950s. Kew coffee specialist Dr Aaron P Davis and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone develops new national technical vocational training policy

Alim Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: Minister of Tertiary and Higher Education – Professor Aiah Gbakima, said at a press yesterday that his ministry is a new national policy for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Speaking at the conference, minister Professor Gbakima said that over the years, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone youths to benefit from Japan and IOM Partnership

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2019: At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years, under a project funded by the Government of Japan. “IOM has a long-standing experience addressing issues related to youth, migration and employment,” said Sanusi [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio discusses Sierra Leone investment opportunities with Arab delegation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2019: Yesterday, Monday 8 April 2019, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone held talks with a high-level official delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following his visit last month to the Arabian Peninsula nation. The President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government receives $40 million budget support from World Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2019: Last Friday 5th April 2019, the government of Sierra Leone received almost $40 million (US$ 39,670,774) in grant-aid as direct budget support from the World Bank, under the Bank’s Productivity and Transparency Support Grant Programme. This is equivalent to Le 341.6 billion. This much [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to start adding value to bauxite production – creating thousands of jobs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2019: Sierra Mineral Holdings 1 Limited (Vimetco), a bauxite mining company in Moyamba, Sierra Leone held several meetings last week with the country’s Ministries of Finance and Mines in Freetown, to discuss the company’s expansion plans which will involve the construction of a value-adding alumina [Read More]