Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s tourism potential boosted by an international documentary film

Mohamed Faray Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2019: It is not often that documentary films about destinations are done. So when one is done with professionalism, it needs to be shown to the whole world not least the travel industry. It was a sight-to-behold at the Vue Cinema in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s economy set to grow in 2019 to 5.1 percent from 3.5 percent – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Karen Ongley, on Wednesday completed its 2019 Article IV consultation with the authorities in Sierra Leone; as well as its second review of its financing arrangement with the government, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament approves government budget for 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: The budget and financial statement for next year, put forward to parliament by finance minister Jacob Jusu Saffa was approved and passed into law by MPs in parliament yesterday. The Finance Act 2020 contains some of the most radical measures put forward by any [Read More]

Economy & Business

Three public officials convicted of corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided by Justice Bintu Alhadi, today convicted three public officials on corruption charges. Adele Faya, former – an account clerk of the judiciary of Sierra Leone, Isatu Ulaikatu Kiamp Kamara and Abubakarr Bangura – both former revenue officers [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government programmes do not reach our constituents – say NGC MPs

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2019: Dr Kandeh Yumkella MP for Constituency 062, and Abdul Titus Kamara MP for Constituency 061, visited island outposts in Kambia, northern Sierra Leone following the parliamentary sitting at which the government presented the 2020 Budget and ensuing bi-lateral discussions. The NGC parliamentarians [Read More]

Economy & Business

Cost of flying to sierra Leone is to fall by as much as fifteen percent

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2019: The cost of flying to sierra Leone is expected to fall by as much as fifteen percent early next year, if the country’s parliamentarians approve the government’s 2020 Budget statement tabled in parliament last Friday, by finance minister – Jacob Jusu Saffa. Presenting his [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio’s cabinet reshuffle puts unnecessary strain on exhausted wage bill

Campaign for Good Governance: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2019: Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) is seriously concerned about the unnecessary strain the cabinet reshuffle will cause on the country’s already bloated public service wage bill and the economy; especially at a time when ordinary Sierra Leoneans are grappling to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government budget 2020 – winners and losers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2019 Yesterday, 8 November 2019, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa  laid out his budget plans and spending forecasts to parliamentarians, which the government says is designed to tackle poverty and relieve the economic suffering of people in the country. He called [Read More]

Economy & Business

‘People losing patience as economic hardship worsens’ – opposition NGC tells president Bio to change course

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2019: As concerns grow across the country about the state of the economy of Sierra Leone, with rising food prices and falling value of the Leone, the executives of Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, has today broken silence. This morning the NGC [Read More]