Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to UK promotes Sierra Leone to British investors and parliamentarians

Abdulai Braima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2019: Not a single minute to spare; no time to stop and rest; no room for personal pleasure or laid-back leisure. Those three phrases could somehow neatly fit in as an appropriate description of the tightly packed schedule of a tireless diplomatic mission [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone agriculture minister launches agribusiness support service for farmers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture and forestry, Mr. Joseph Jonathan Ndanema, yesterday launched an induction programme for beneficiaries of the Agribusiness Services  Matching Grant (ASMG). The grant support is coordinated by the Small Holder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP) and supervised by the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission cracks down on judiciary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala has vowed to go wherever evidence of corruption and bribery leads, in an effort to win the fight against corruption which has been declared by president Julius Maada Bio. Yesterday, the ACC conducted an unannounced investigation [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $40 Million to support policy reforms and inclusive growth in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: The World Bank today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support key policy reforms to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and build economic resilience in Sierra Leone. According to a statement published today by the Bank, the Second Productivity and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin Sierra Leone honours annual land lease payment to local land owners

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Last Friday, 15th March 2019, Socfin Agricultural Company in Sierra Leone, paid the sum total of three hundred and fifty-two million, three hundred and eighty-eight thousand Leones (Le 352,388,000) as payment for land it has leased from local land owners of Zone ‘A’ in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Brazil Ambassador to Sierra Leone visits cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2019: Following last week’s discussions between the Ambassador of Brazil to Sierra Leone – Kaiser Araujo and the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Executive Chairman – Dr. James Vibbi, the ambassador has visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun Districts on the 6th to [Read More]

Economy & Business

“Socfin must stay” – workers demand

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2019: Workers of Socfin Agricultural Company in Sierra Leone have told the government that the presence of the agricultural company in Pujehun District, Sahn Malen Chiefdom that has transformed the chiefdom and district to the admiration of most locals, is vital to the economic wellbeing [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank’s $325 million funding will help kick start Sierra Leone economy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s economy is in dire need of external financial support to unlock the massive private sector investments required by the Bio led SLPP government to create jobs and put money in people’s pockets. President Bio has promised the creation of millions of jobs, [Read More]

Economy & Business

1000 hectares rice to be grown in each district of Sierra Leone – says farming minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture forestry and food security – Dr. Jonathan Joseph Ndanema has announced that each district in the country has been charged with the responsibility of cultivating 1,000 hectares of rice in order to attain Sierra Leone’s food self sufficiency. He [Read More]