Economy & Business

Ghana’s economy to grow by 4.8 percent in 2021 – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2021: The latest World Bank report on Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic prospect is bleak. It says that: “Sub-Saharan African countries have managed to keep the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) under control with relatively low number of cases, the pandemic continues to take a toll on African lives [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone has a new British High Commissioner – she is Lisa Chesney

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2021: The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London early this week announced that the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone – Mr Simon Mustard will be replaced in August 2021 by Ms Lisa Chesney MBE. The British High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative [Read More]

Economy & Business

Electricity ministry raises concerns yet again over illegal use of electricity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2021: People are getting tired and fed up of listening to constant whinging by Sierra Leone’s ministry of energy about the alarming rise in the number of people illegally connecting to the national grid without paying for the use of electricity. When is the ministry [Read More]

Politics

Dennis Vandi takes over finance ministry as JJ Saffa dissolves office of chief minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s outgoing Finance Minister who is now the government’s Chief Minister Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa, on Wednesday handed over his ministerial portfolio to his successor Francis Dennis Vandi, as the controversy over Vandi’s appointment continues. Francis Dennis Vandi was expected to face MPs [Read More]

Politics

Reflecting on my three years in office as Mayor of this great and historic city of Freetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 May 2021: I was sworn in as the Mayor of Freetown on 11th May 2018. Three years on, I am grateful for what we have achieved together, conscious of the challenges that we face and confident that collectively we can overcome these challenges [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament ratifies Lungi airport expansion and seaport lease agreements

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 May 2021: Just twenty-four hours after announcing its out of court settlement of its ill-advised, long-drawn battle with iron ore mining Group – Gerald, costing the people of Sierra Leone millions of dollars in lost export revenue, the government of Sierra Leone is said to be [Read More]

Politics

Gambian government must act now to stop environmental destruction in Gunjur

Ebrima Scattred Janneh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 May 2021: This story was first published in the Sierra Leone Telegraph on 14 April 2021, and is once again being re-published by popular demand, after serious concerns in Sierra Leone about a proposal for a similar fish farming project in the capital [Read More]

Economy & Business

Black Johnson Beach Project – an environmental disaster waiting to happen – Op ed

Puawui – Dr. Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 May 2021: In just three years, Sierra Leone has continued to be in the news for the right reasons. That is with the exception of the rubbish that is continually being spat out by Chernor Bah and his so-called Africanist Press. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government of Sierra Leone accused of selling precious coastal land to chinese fish meal producers

Save Black Johnson Beach: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 May 2021: The government of Sierra Leone has sold off 250 acres of protected rainforest and beach land located in Black Johnson Beach to the Chinese. The proposed use is for fish meal production. What this means is that vast quantities of [Read More]