Economy & Business

District Development Coordination Committees will ensure local development accountability – says minister Kai-Kai

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2021: On Tuesday, 23 November 2021, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai spoke about the importance of the District Development Coordination Committee (DDCC) initiative in addressing the problems of duplication, service delivery overlap and uncoordinated development interventions in the districts, [Read More]

In Focus

Memory markers for the dead of yesterday

Oumar Farouk Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2021: This piece is a lyrical dirge, eulogising a historical synopsis of the political landscape of Sierra Leone. It presents in literary terms, an architecture of blood-stained road maps and routes of Sierra Leone’s journey through the gridlocks to democracy. (Photo above: [Read More]

Politics

Mayor and senior administrators of Freetown City Council to face parliamentary probe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2021: The Clerk of Sierra Leone’s Parliament on Monday wrote a letter to the Chief Administrator of Freetown City Council (FCC), inviting Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the Chief Administrator and departmental managers of the council to face the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee for questioning as part [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea-Conakry deserves a just energy transition and more oil and gas investment – Op ed

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2021: Under pressure from climate change and energy transition directives, a growing list of oil and gas majors is shifting from fossil fuels to renewables. As a result, they’re pulling out of or reducing investment in some of the world’s most economically [Read More]

Politics

Consortium of opposition parties writes to Attorney General about declining rule of law in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2021: Dear Mr. Attorney General RE: CONCERNS OVER THE ALARMING STATE OF THE RULE OF LAW AND BAD GOVERNANCE UNDER THE CURRENT SLPP GOVERNMENT The Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (CoPPP) is a platform created by thirteen opposition parties in Sierra Leone which have committed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Parliament ratifies government’s 2022 budget plans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2021: Members of Sierra Leone’s Parliament, last Wednesday – 17th November 2021, debated the government’s proposed revenue and spending plans for 2022 which are enshrined in a Bill referred to as “The Finance Act, 2022”. The Bill which makes provision for raising of taxes, duties, [Read More]

Politics

President Bio signs Global Pledge on Media Freedom

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2021: Yesterday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone signed the Global Pledge on Media Freedom – described by State House report “as a commitment by his government to improve media freedom domestically and working together internationally with the Media Freedom Coalition.” “My government [Read More]

Sports

Rugby Africa kicks off qualifying process for Sevens Rugby World Cup and Commonwealth Games

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2021: Rugby Africa will kick off the qualifying process for the Sevens Rugby World Cup and Commonwealth Games at the Paa Joe Stadium in Kumasi, Ghana on November 27-28, 2021. The first in a series of four qualifying tournaments, the Regional Sevens West will feature [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s banking sector looks to support the country’s COP26 green growth commitments

Invest Salone: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2021: On the final day (Thursday, 11 November 2021) of the recent COP26 climate summit, Sierra Leone’s banking sector came together at a roundtable in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to agree a coordinated approach towards mainstreaming environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in their [Read More]