Economy & Business

Winch Energy secures largest funding to establish solar mini grids in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: Leading off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, has completed the funding for solar mini grid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone through the creation of a new platform, Winch Energy IPP Holdings Limited (“WIPP”). The deal represents the largest mini grid financing [Read More]

Education and Health

University of Georgia to host virtual launch of anti-trafficking program in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: The University of Georgia (UGA), the U.S. Department of State, and World Hope International will co-host a virtual Sierra Leone Child Anti-Trafficking Program Launch Event on Tuesday, March 2nd at 2 pm. This free virtual launch event will detail the results of groundbreaking child [Read More]

Economy & Business

Enhancing private sector’s contribution to SDGs realization in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: Last Wednesday, UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Sierra Leone – Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi, held discussions with ten senior members of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA) on the need to build strong partnerships to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [Read More]

Politics

Yumkella says non-partisan Local Councils will lead to a One-Party State in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2021: Yesterday, at a meeting of representatives of 13 political parties held with the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government, the leader of the opposition NGC party in parliament, Hon Kandeh Yumkella, admonished the committee to treat the issues presented by the political party leaders with [Read More]

Politics

ACC secures conviction of Bockarie Sheku Mattia for bribery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2021: The High Court in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone, presided by Justice A.T. Ganda, on Thursday, 25th February 2021, convicted Bockarie Sheku Mattia – a Supervisor on contract with Statistics Sierra Leone’s Bo office on one count of soliciting an advantage, contrary to Section 28(2) [Read More]

Education and Health

Bring your own water, bring your own blood – the perils of giving birth in Sierra Leone

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2021: Bring your own water! Bring your own blood! Filth encrusted speculum supplied. Sierra Leone’s doctors return to their country to make a difference. These are the conditions under which they are forced to work, and treat patients. There is a critical shortage [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Makeni lives matter – the real deal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2021: When a crowd of youths attempted to thwart the government’s efforts to relocate a generator from Makeni to the neighbouring Por Loko District, it ended in an avoidable loss of lives of about seven people. The anger and confusion in the region [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio declares Sulima a potential tourism centre of attraction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Last Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio visited Sulima in Pujehun District, Southern Province  of Sierra Leone, to thank local people for supporting his bid for the presidency. He said that Sulima which is about 406 kilometres from the capital city, Freetown, should become [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Blyden raises alarm once again as police issues false Interpol notice for her arrest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) party politician – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has raised fresh alarm concerning her safety and well-being under the SLPP-led Government of President Julius Maada Bio. Dr. Sylvia Blyden expressed her fears last weekend, after the Sierra [Read More]