Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament enacts new Anti-Corruption laws to win the fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: The parliament of Sierra Leone has today debated and passed a Bill put forward to MPs by the government, seeking their approval to amend the existing corruption laws to make them more effective in the fight against graft, misappropriation of public funds and other [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone intensifies free health care medicines distribution

Abdul Fonti: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s National Medical Supplies Agency (NMSA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), has officially set in motion the distribution of free health care medicines across Sierra Leone to support President Bio’s free health care initiative for needy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone seeks vital investments from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone met with the Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where they discussed a range of potential areas and opportunities for investments in Sierra Leone. Dr Mohamed Saif [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone – the dominant global economic power

Amadu Yaya Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2019: Fifty-eight years of independence and the nation of Sierra Leone has persistently remained poor, underdeveloped, food insecure and stagnant. A political system built around ethnic jingoism and regional factionalism is a significant reason for this. But more vitally, a lack of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Liberia must generate more domestic revenue and reduce spending, especially wage bill – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mika Saito held discussions with a high-level delegation from Liberia led by Minister of Finance and Development Planning – Samuel D. Tweah and Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Governor – Nathaniel Patray III, during IMF negotiation [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliament discusses amendment of the country’s corruption laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2019: Parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday debated a Bill put forward by the Anti-Corruption Commission to amend existing corruption laws, in a bid to strengthen the hands of the commission in tackling what many believe is the most single contributor to widespread poverty in Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC acts swiftly to curb corruption at Sierra Leone-Liberia border

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ben Kaifala, yesterday ordered his ACC Scorpion Squad to arrest border officials running the entry and exit post at the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia, after a video showing two white men complaining about extortion and bribery [Read More]

Economy & Business

UAE’s Elite Agro is to invest in food production in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 October 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone last Saturday, met with Sultan Alshamsi – the Chairman of Elite Agro in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), where they discussed investment opportunities for food cultivation in Sierra Leone. Elite Agro is the leading producer and distributor [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea’s strong economic performance expected to continue – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2019: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week concluded its fourth review of the program of economic policies and reforms supported by its three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Guinean authorities, amid prolonged civil unrest in the country. (Photo above: Guinean President Alpha [Read More]