Economy & Business

Reject corruption – refuse to be a willing participant and report it

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Evidence-based research has irrefutably shown and indeed concluded that there is a direct correlation between corruption and poverty. A respected American business TV news outlet based in New York, Bloomberg, states thus: “Corruption often conjures up images of people getting rich. But [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister Tengbe is determined to turn Sierra Leone’s water sector around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: In an innovative drive to change Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for the efficient and effective delivery of improved access to and utlisation of available water resources in Sierra Leone, Minister of Water Resources – Engineer Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe has [Read More]

Politics

President Bio meets Krio Descendants Union at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: After several weeks of anger and frustration felt across the Krio community in Freetown over accusations of forceful land grabbing by the ministry of lands, president Julius Maada Bio yesterday met with representatives of the Krio Descendant Union (KDU) at State House. According to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government blamed for shortage and soaring prices of fish in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: It is Ramadan, and millions of Muslims across Sierra Leone are fasting amid increasing scarcity of fish – the main source of protein for most people in the country. President Bio has appointed a new minister of trade and industry to help tackle the [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF deputy managing director speaks about The Gambia’s pathway to prosperity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mr. Tao Zhang, arrived in the Gambia early this week, where he met with government officials, politicians, senior civil servants, industry leaders, and civil society. Delivering his keynote address, he spoke about The Gambia’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Fighting corruption in Sierra Leone is everyone’s business – there is a new sheriff in town

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Any successful developmental strides made by a country largely depends upon it’s ability to control corrupt practices and activities in the daily life of its citizens, particularly in the context of the awarding of government contracts, fair judiciary, judicious management of donor [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone health ministry to give over 3 million children lifesaving vaccination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health and sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other health development partners will soon commence a nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, aiming to reach over 3 million children with lifesaving intervention, starting Monday June 10th – Sunday June [Read More]