Politics

My government will provide nurses with two sets of uniforms free of charge – said president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 July 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio was in Bo, southern Sierra Leone yesterday, where he visited the newly refurbished Covid-19 care and treatment facilities, and distributed much needed equipment and uniforms to healthcare workers. Praising the interventions of partner organisations, president Bio said: “Enhancing the [Read More]

Education and Health

We must overhaul our education systems

Oswald Hanciles (The Guru): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 July 2020: The educational systems in Sierra Leone have been monumental failures. It is obvious. The festering poverty of Sierra Leoneans sitting on top  of some of the wealthiest marketable natural resources in the world is a gnawing pointer to the poor [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank  boosts government’s Covid-19 response with Le500 million

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 July 2020: The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB), the most profitable and one hundred percent Sierra Leonean owned bank, yesterday boosted the work of the country’s National Covid-19 Emergency Response Centre (NACOVERC), with the sum of five hundred million Leones (Le500,000,000) as its contribution in the [Read More]

Politics

Palo Conteh should never have been charged with treason 

Yankuba Kai Samba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 July 2020: No jury should convict a man  when the prosecution blocked vital material evidence that could exonerate him. This was what I wrote two days before the jury reached their verdict. The Paopa government supporters who had already convicted Paola Conteh for treason [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF supports Freetown City Council’s property tax reforms

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 July 2020: Implementation of Property Tax Reforms by the Freetown City Council, under the leadership of  Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer has become a highly topical issue with some in favour of and others against – saying the timing is not right, as the nation [Read More]

Economy & Business

Keep energy central in pandemic recovery plans – says Kandeh Yumkella

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 July 2020: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, MP for Constituency 062 – Samu Chiefdom, joined global energy leaders at a virtual high-level summit to take stock of the impact of the coronavirus disease on the Africa’s energy, oil, and gas sectors. The Africa Ministerial Roundtable – COVID-19 Impact [Read More]

Education and Health

BBC Africa Eye and Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose Covid-19 scam

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 July 2020: An underworld of quack doctors have been exploiting the coronavirus pandemic and making money selling fake coronavirus cures. Investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes undercover in Ghana, exposing a Covid-19 scam said to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. WHO [Read More]

Politics

President of Sierra Leone’s doctors union condemns government spending on luxurious SUVs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 July 2020: The president of the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) has criticised the government’s decision to spend much needed cash on luxurious Toyota SUVs, estimated at almost $2 million, instead of buying medicines and PPEs for hospitals. Last month, the government of president [Read More]