Economy & Business

US Ambassador and Finance Minister Saffa discuss government economic policies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2021: US ambassador to Sierra Leone, Mr. David Reimer on Tuesday, met with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa at his ministry’s office in Freetown. The meeting forms part of the US Ambassador’s wider engagement with senior  government officials, civil society organisations and [Read More]

Economy & Business

NRA urges GST payers to always demand electronic register generated receipts

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2021: In a bid to enhance government revenue through effective collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the National Revenue Authority (NRA) is calling on all shoppers and service customers to ensure that they are issued with electronically generated receipts from cash registers when they [Read More]

Politics

HRCSL calls for investigation and sacking of police officers who stripped female protester

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2021: There has been resounding condemnation of Sierra Leone police brutality,  following Monday’s protest by students at the IPAM campus which became violent, as heavily armed police officers fired teargas and smoke bombs. A young female student – Fatmata Binta Jalloh was stripped by police [Read More]

Politics

Gambian government must act now to stop environmental destruction in Gunjur

Ebrima Scattred Janneh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2021: The perilous activities of Chinese fish meal factories in the coastal towns of the Gambia, such as Gunjur, are causing extreme and irreparable damage to the environment, as well as destroying the lives and livelihoods of local people and their communities. [Read More]

Politics

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone take strike action in support of assaulted colleague

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2021: Junior doctors across Sierra Leone yesterday decided to go on strike after a female colleague doctor – Dr. Catherine Jackson-Cole was assaulted by senior government offcials in the ministry of health. Dr Catherine Jackson-Cole was pounced upon at a peaceful protest organised by health [Read More]

Politics

In Sierra Leone – senior government officials assault female doctor while police strips female student protester

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2021: Sierra Leone’s police force has established a bad reputation for itself in its fight against peaceful civil protests. It is now resorting to beating and removing the tops of female protesters during arrests, before being thrown into open police trucks like sacks of flour, [Read More]

Politics

SLPP government’s subversive action against Mayor of Freetown exposed – Op ed

Abdul B Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Local Government – Mr. Tamba Lamina has been instructed by president Bio to immediately suspend the people’s Mayor – Her Worship the Mayor Mrs Yvonne Aki – Sawyer (OBE). As I write, a committee has been established [Read More]

Politics

“Even if you don’t remember me, those 2.5 million children will” – says President Bio

James Samba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2021: Despite decades of reforms in education especially school improvement initiatives, large number of pupils were still underachieving, failing or being pushed out of school in Sierra Leone. Clearly, a distinctly new approach was needed, the time for a serious government and policymakers [Read More]

Politics

Mayor of Freetown signs MOU with Gambia’s Kanifing Mayor

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2021: In a bid for the city of Freetown and Kanifing municipality of the Gambia to explore avenues to formalize and strengthen ties with each other, the Mayor of the Freetown City Council, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr last Friday 9th April 2021 signed a [Read More]