Politics

Auditor General and Anti-Corruption Commissioner questioned by parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce and the Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ben Kaifala, were both last week summoned by the country’s Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament – Sengepoh Solomon to answer questions about the Audit [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce – works strictly by the rules

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: In January 2013 Lara Taylor-Pearce, Sierra Leone’s Auditor General (AG) who was appointed in 2011, was summoned to Parliament to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. She had caused a nationwide uproar by making the Audit Service’s 2011 annual report publicly available; something her [Read More]

Education and Health

Lost and found in Freetown – a policeman saves the day

Guru Mike: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: A lot of people make disparaging remarks about the police in Sierra Leone and look on them negatively. However, I recently had an experience that casts one in a more positive light – SLP OSD Hinger Lebbie. I was on a business [Read More]

Economy & Business

Civil society calls for Sierra Leone’s central bank governor to quit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2021: Sierra Leone has run out of its own currency – the Leone. The people are getting impatient and wary of government’s promise to make life better economically, amid rising inflation, falling value of the Leone that has lost over 30% of its value against [Read More]

Politics

Ugandan human rights lawyer Kiiza says presidential election is invalid

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2021: Eron Kiiza, Ugandan human rights attorney and lead counsel of Uganda’s media association, has referred to recent presidential election which took place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 as invalid. He made this statement last Wednesday from his home in Kampala, during a [Read More]

Economy & Business

MIGA backs use of solar to power cell towers in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued guarantees of up to US$25.6 million to Escotel Mauritius covering its investments in solar power generation in Liberia and Sierra Leone for a period of up to ten years. The MIGA guarantees provide protection [Read More]

Economy & Business

A big boost for Sierra Leone’s farming and agricultural capability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: The government of Sierra Leone has imported  2,410 agricultural equipment and 410 tractors for the 2021 national planting season. Last Thursday, President Bio visited the Ministry of Agriculture’s Central Storage facility in Kissy, east of the capital Freetown, where he inspected the range of [Read More]

Politics

President Bio turns sod for construction of ultra-modern general hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: Last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio turned the sod for the construction of an ultra-modern general hospital at Kerry Town, Western Rural District in Freetown. Speaking at the event, President Bio said: “I am informed that per the MOU, EASI Trading Limited will [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean who dropped out of med school after finding love now struggling in Jamaica

Stabroek News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2021 Etta Isatu Findlay was on her way to earning a medical degree from the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences. She said that she left her homeland of Sierra Leone in West Africa, and was receiving medical training at the Cuban [Read More]