Economy & Business

Rebuilding a sustainable city of Freetown – a master class for government and policy makers

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2019: Every year the rainy season in Sierra Leone comes with its usual ferocity and destruction of lives and property. And every year, the response from government and society remains the same. Such business as usual attitude and approach must change, if [Read More]

Election Watch

Nail biting by-election in Freetown’s constituency 110 expected today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2019: A parliamentary By-election taking place today, in the rural constituency 110 of Hamilton in Freetown, will be fiercely contested. The three main parties vying for the people’s votes are the ruling SLPP party, the opposition APC and the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party. The [Read More]

Economy & Business

Taming the Dollar to strengthen the Leone

PUAWUI – DR SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2019: After pumping thousands or is it millions of United States Dollars into the Sierra Leone financial system and hoping for an upturn in the fortune of our national currency – the Leone, the Central Bank Governor has taken some [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s economy will recover

Sammy Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2019: Much has been said about ‘bread and butter’ economics and the contribution of the Minister of Finance, or lack thereof, to the present state of Sierra Leone’s economy. This piece, therefore, aims to highlight some of the overlooked areas in this discourse. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gears up for Africa’s first blockchain citizens digital identity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2019: On Wednesday, 21 August 2019, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone unveiled Sierra Leone’s National Digital Identity Platform, making it the first such Blockchain national identification system in Africa. At the Seventy-third Session of the UN General Assembly last year in New York, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown City Council to build 5,000 homes amid debate about devolution of power

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2019: Freetown City Council is planning to build 5000 low-cost houses to meet the needs of displaced and low-income citizens of the city. Speaking last week, Freetown’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, said: “The affordable housing is particularly aimed at easing the plight of the city’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU provides funding for victims of flooding in Freetown – but more needed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2019: The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, has announced that in response to the floods in Freetown earlier this month, the European Union is providing €80,000 in humanitarian funding to assist those most affected. This EU funding will support [Read More]

Obituary

SLPP female veteran Hadja Daramy dies in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2019: The death is reported of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, the wife of the late Honourable Dr Sheikh Batu Daramy, who was the first Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone and a Member of Parliament representing the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). She passed away in [Read More]

Politics

A legacy of youth empowerment in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2019: It is not often that a 33-year-old is made a minister in Africa. Mohammed Orman Bangura is gaining popularity in Sierra Leone for substantive work and for his style. Reporting for Africa Renewal, Osman Benk Sankoh says that the youth affairs minister, is determined [Read More]