Economy & Business

Bio government is hell bent on frustrating Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2020: Following the intervention of key political actors in Sierra Leone such as Marcella Samba Sesay, Ibrahim Tommy and Andrew Keili of the NGC and the adverse publicity in the media, the Ministry of Local Government invited the Freetown City Council to a [Read More]

Politics

Our First Lady – When human righteousness transcends political correctness

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2020: The First Lady, Mrs Fatima Bio has been in the news, and some will say for the wrong reasons. Others are inclined to roll their eyes and say, “here we go again”. President Bio has been absent from the local scene for [Read More]

Education and Health

Older people in Sierra Leone face ‘ticking time bomb’ says health study report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2020: Three-quarters of people over-40 in Sierra Leone have at least one health factor that could contribute to cardiovascular disease – creating a ‘ticking time bomb’ of death and disability in one of the world’s poorest counties, a new study reveals. Researchers found that cardiovascular [Read More]

Economy & Business

Chief minister Francis set to make millions of dollars from farming

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s chief minister in the Bio-led government has turned his hands to rice farming, combining his newfound vocation with national politics, responsible for coordinating and overseeing the performance of all government ministries. After making a bumpy transition from a classroom professor at Bradford [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mines minister calls on mining companies to step up operations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources – Timothy Kabba and his team, last week conducted a two-day familiarisation tour of three mining companies in the southern and eastern districts of the country, to discuss mining operations. The companies visited were – Sierra [Read More]

Politics

Man arrested in Sierra Leone with thousands of rounds of ammunition

Sierra Leone Police:  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2020: Management of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) would like to inform the general public that on Thursday 10th September, 2020,  at approximately 1400 hours, personnel of the SLP and the National Revenue Authority attached to Rogberay check point, Rogberay Village, Kambia [Read More]

Politics

President Bio is to appoint a resident minister for Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2020: Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh (Photo above), who is currently acting as President of Sierra Leone in the absence of President Julius Maada Bio whose whereabouts still remain a mystery – after three weeks absence from the country,  yesterday Monday, told ministers and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Privatisation of SALCAB – the hard facts

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2020: After running the Sierra Leone Cable (SALCAB) – an agency that controls the country’s internet gateway for over a year, without realising much returns and plunging the institution in huge debt, the agency closed its financial year 2017 with a negative [Read More]

Politics

ACC reacts to allegations of corruption in Sierra Leone parliament

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) notes public reactions and rightful concerns on allegations of corruption within the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, emanating from the 2019 Perceptions Survey Report commissioned in April, 2020, by the Public Financial Management Consortium led by the [Read More]