Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s telecoms users to benefit from $100 million US investment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2019: A specially convened meeting hosted by Maria E. Brewer – U.S Ambassador to Sierra Leone was held at the U.S Embassy in Sierra Leone today, where mobile phone service provider – Africell, confirmed that a $100 million financing agreement with the Overseas Private Investment [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio bans ministers and senior officials from travelling abroad

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2019: An internal Sierra Leone Government memo making the rounds on social media, signed by president Bio’s Secretary, is calling on ministers and senior government officials to refrain from travelling abroad until further notice, to help reduce rising government spending. This memo comes amid growing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone minister of mines debunks reports of licence cancelations as fake news

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2019: Mr. Foday Rado Yokie, minister of mines and mineral resources, said last Sunday’s reports of “cancelation or suspension of several mining licence” published in various reputable news organizations, including London Financial Times and Reuters are simply fictitious. He made this disclosure in [Read More]

Politics

Shooting at El Paso – When “enough is enough” is not enough

Abdulai Mansaray: 5 July 2019: “We are resilient, we are strong, we are El Paso, we stand together,” these are the words from the local community living in El Paso-Texas, and these will soon become immortal to its residents and posterity. It follows the mass shooting that left 20 people [Read More]

Politics

Is politics in Sierra Leone fast becoming a spectator sport?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2019: It is an open secret that the relationship between our two major political parties – the SLPP and APC is one of attrition. There is no doubt that these parties would like us believe that they are sworn enemies. Intrinsically, they are [Read More]

Politics

President Bio need not travel so much to solve our economic problems – a point of view

Concerned Citizen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2019: With the increasing questions and concerns gathering around president Bio’s extraordinarily expensive numerous overseas trips in one year of his presidency, Paopa propagandists are circulating a deceptive statement arguing that the president needs to travel to open Sierra Leone to the world, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Is the government tapping the leaks in the public procurement process?

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 August 2019: President Bio has a daunting task at hand in revamping an economy fraught with systemic leakages here and there, that are affecting economic performance. He has challenged himself to creating employment for the youth, reduce inflation and poverty, promote foreign direct investments, [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

The wisdom of yesterday will not suffice for today’s existence

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2019: No matter how much slant is put on it – in politics and governance, perception matters. Ordinarily, reality should drive perception. But most times, perception leads, and muddies the reality. From indications, it appears that a lot of our compatriots don’t have much [Read More]