Economy & Business

Access to water increased from 40% to 58% in Sierra Leone – says minister Tengbe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2019: The inaugural meeting of the newly constituted Board of the Guma Valley Water Company was held last Thursday, September 19, 2019, at its headquarters in Guma Building, Freetown. Chaired by the Minister of Water Resources – Dr. Jonathan Bonapha Tengbe, last week’s Board meeting [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s former parliamentarian Habib Munda embarks on largescale farming

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2019: Last year, reading his State opening of parliament address, president Julius Maada Bio called on politicians and public servants in the country to take up farming, alongside their official public duty so as to help address food shortage facing the nation and boost export. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation to launch first ‘African Governance Report’ in 2019

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announce the launch of the first comprehensive African Governance Report, which will be published online on 15 October 2019. Based on IIAG data, the report will focus on: Governance and Africa’s implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone iron ore mining company gives notice to employees

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: After weeks of uncertainty, following the Sierra Leone government’s decision to ban the exporting of iron ore by Sierra Leone Mining Ltd., the company says that despite an international court order for the government to lift its ban, the ministry of mines is unmoved. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government must prioritise local business competitiveness

Memuna Forna & Eric James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Building a genuinely competitive and efficient local business sector should be the government of Sierra Leone’s priority. here’s why: In a recent article, Africa was described as the ‘last bastion of anti-competitive business practices’. At the rate that Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bolloré Transport and Logistics spends one million dollars on human capital development

Abdul Malik Bagura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019:e Captain Fabjanko Kokan, Sierra Leone’s Country Manager of Bolloré Transport and Logistics, a renowned port handler in France with branches in more than 105 countries across the globe, has said that investing in human capital is the key to their success [Read More]

Economy & Business

Your Excellency – what about the Bo to Matotoka motorway?

PUAWUI  DR. SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: Two almost adjacent villages in the Valunya chiefdom in the Bo District and Gbonkonlenken chiefdom Tonkolili district separate the Mende speaking South and the Temne speaking North respectively, along the Bo to Makeni motor road. I used the route quite [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding. The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gets a new World Bank Country Director

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2019: Yesterday Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana – Pierre Frank Laporte, who took up office in July this year, held a meeting with president Bio of Sierra Leone at State House in Freetown. [Read More]