Economy & Business

President Bio is in Japan – what will he bring back home?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio is in Japan to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, after much criticisms from the opposition and the media about the excessive cost of travelling of his government officials. (Photo above: President [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone must go back to the drawing board to fix its economy

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2019: It is an undeniable fact, that Sierra Leone is a rich country; but also paradoxically true that it is one of the poorest countries in the world. If such an illogical logic is anything to go by, how come we are where, [Read More]

Election Watch

SLPP claims by-election victory as opposition APC protests cancellation of results

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2019: It is now over 48 hours since the cancellation of all results counted so far from the by-elections held at Freetown’s Constituency 110. The elections were marred by vandalism and violence, the likes of which have hardly been witnessed before in any polling held [Read More]

Election Watch

Polling station ransacked by thugs – NEC cancels election results at Constituency 110

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2019: The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has  cancelled the results of the re-run elections in constituency 110 in Freetown. Votes cast at all polling centres have been tallied by NEC, with the exception of one centre where all ballot papers and equipment were destroyed yesterday [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rebuilding a sustainable city of Freetown – a rejoinder

Dr. Samuel Ofori Onwona: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2019: Why is Sierra Leone delaying the Tripartite Investment Programme (TIP)? The African Development Bank worked with former President Ernest Bai Koroma to host an international conference on the Tripartite Investment Programme. Seven Potential investors attended the conference and registered interest [Read More]

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]