Politics

When do we challenge our African leaders?

Ibrahim S Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2019: Are Sierra Leoneans really confused about investigations, commissions and audit?  While the country seems to be breathing a new wave of fresh air and suffocation on the one hand, many citizens see the various sets of audits as the turning point [Read More]

Politics

Bio led government of Sierra Leone at one year – tempering great expectations

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2019: Congratulations to the government for its one year in power. As is normal after elections, there are often great expectations of a new government from its ardent supporters and people who generally look forward to a fresh approach to addressing national concerns. [Read More]

Politics

Parliament and Anti-Corruption Commission to act on controversial technical audit report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2019: After two days of frenzied reaction from all sides of Sierra Leone’s political spectrum, to the revelation by the Auditor General of Sierra Leone in response to a question as to whether she can corroborate the alleged misappropriated $1.6 Billion cited in the minister [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Share the wealth – offer it to the people

Puawui – Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2019: There are reports doing the rounds that government plans to divest its direct involvement in the running of the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Company, SLPMC,  the successor to the former Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board, SLPMB. Many would agree [Read More]

Politics

Auditor General debunks government forensic report into alleged missing Billion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2019: Did Sierra Leone’s minister of finance – Mr J.J. Saffa lie or deliberately mislead the people and the media, when he said in a press conference staged by his ministry last week, that a forensic audit investigation carried out by a group of international [Read More]

Politics

Parliamentarians up in arms over published Technical Audit Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: A row has broken out in the corridors of power in Freetown, with parliamentarians accusing both the country’s Audi Office and ministry of finance of usurping their powers – effectively accusing both of contempt, following the publication yesterday of the latest damning report by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Full of beans – rediscovering the lost coffee of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have confirmed that a plant found in the Sierra Leone hills is that of Coffea stenophylla, the native Highland Coffee which was last collected in the wild in the 1950s. Kew coffee specialist Dr Aaron P Davis and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone develops new national technical vocational training policy

Alim Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: Minister of Tertiary and Higher Education – Professor Aiah Gbakima, said at a press yesterday that his ministry is a new national policy for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Speaking at the conference, minister Professor Gbakima said that over the years, [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma’s speech in Portugal – who is he fooling?

Santhkie Sorie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2019: Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone can do all the travelling he wishes to do and make speeches everywhere, as long he does so as a private citizen and not pretend to be representing the people and government of Sierra Leone. He [Read More]