Economy & Business

Corruption is rife across Sierra Leone’s banking sector

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2019: There is widespread and systematic corruption within the banking sector in Sierra Leone. There is evidence to suggest that regular and widespread criminality has been committed by the financial services industry for several years. Chiefly among which, is the lack of due diligence [Read More]

Politics

Yumkella and his fellow NGC parliamentarians are leading by example

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2019: In the past three weeks, NGC Parliamentarians representing Kambia District, led by Dr Kandeh Yumkella of Constituency 062, Samu Chiefdom, have embarked on several development projects in Brimaya, Khonimaha, Bamoi Luna and Mambolo in Kambia. In a coordinated joint effort with his colleagues, Foday [Read More]

Politics

The making of the APC Party Constitution 2019 – The choice to choose our leaders

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2019: The leitmotiv of making Constitutions belies in the Rule of Law. This concept, having been refined in its modern formulation by Albert Venn Dicey, is at the heart of law and order in all societies that strive for democracy and respect [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa free trade area (AfCFTA) – which way forward now?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2019: The ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report (ARIA IX) was launched on 6 July 2019 at the African Business Forum in Niamey, Niger. Titled ‘Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the report argues that AfCFTA’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

APC receives millions of dollars – what Sierra Leone newspapers say today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2019: After last Friday’s inflation bursting award of Le66 Billion (Sixty-Six Billion Leones) in end of service payment to former president Koroma, his ministers and senior government officials by president Julius Maada Bio, the debate as to whether his decision is prudent continues, and may [Read More]

Politics

President Bio pays millions of dollars to former president and senior government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2019: Former president Koroma, former vice president, ministers and senior officials of the previous APC government have today received an inflation bursting windfall from president Julius Maada Bio, amounting to millions of dollars. This massive windfall is in lieu of their end of service benefits [Read More]

Politics

Politics at the Bar – Sierra Leone’s legal profession in the 21st century – the way forward

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2019: As we move through the second decade of the twenty-first century, the legal profession in our beloved Sierra Leone confronts a confluence of pressures and realities that have the potential to greatly change how law is practiced at all levels [Read More]