Economy & Business

Financing a 15 trillion Leones stimulus package in five years to boost Sierra Leone’s economy

Jesmed F Suma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2020: Usually, stimulus spending tends to be temporary to avert any long-term inflationary effects and budget deficits commonly associated with drastic increases in public spending and the supply of money in the economy.  However, as admitted by the World Health Organization in [Read More]

Education and Health

Is the lockdown in Sierra Leone killing us or preventing the virus?

Ibrahim S Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 31 May 2020: The Coronavirus pandemic that has shattered lives throughout the high income countries is now hitting low income countries in sub-Saharan region, with Sierra Leone not being an exception. But while many of the world’s poor countries are affected by the virus, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bank of Sierra Leone stimulus package – how and where should the money be spent?

Jesmed F Suma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2020: The success of the proposed new social compact would be predicated on recognizing the intricate link between agriculture and economic development, driven by the application of the necessary technology in business and industry. It is the recognition of this intricate link [Read More]

Breaking News

Breaking News – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and Muckson Sesay are free on bail

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2020: She is out on bail at last. After spending over three weeks in police detention without charge, and only to be taken to court a few days ago to answer to a ten-counts charge – ranging from seditious libel against the president to perverting [Read More]

Politics

Bio rallies support for his state of nation address – has he done enough in two years?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2020: Today’s state of the nation address delivered by president Bio at the opening of the Third Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone, is possibly one of the most crucial messages the president has delivered to the people of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bank of Sierra Leone stimulus package and its impact on the economy

Jesmed F Suma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2020: There is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a devastating impact on the world economy, including that of Sierra Leone. Without a set of immediate and decisive actions, the possible long-term effect on growth could be catastrophic. Globally and locally, [Read More]

Politics

Ending the grace period –  Why we must now scrutinize the Bio presidency

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2020: My position and viewpoints on matters of Sierra Leone politics are not new: I have always been outspoken in my critique of those who misuse power.  Anyone who has followed my activities, actions, and writings over the past decade and [Read More]

Politics

State opening of Sierra Leone parliament tomorrow – president Bio to speak

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2020: The Office of the Clerk of Sierra Leone’s Parliament issued a statement today, informing Members of Parliament and the General Public that, President Julius Maada Bio will present a State of the Nation’s Address as required by law to Members of Parliament tomorrow, Thursday [Read More]