Economy & Business

World Bank approves $50 million to improve Sierra Leone’s electricity supply

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: The World Bank has approved a $50 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for Sierra Leone’s Energy Sector Utility Reform Project (ESURP) to support improvement in the operational performance of the national electricity distribution utility. According to the World Bank statement, this additional financing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Wildlife, forest and environmental risk of timber export in Sierra Leone

Dr. Mohamed A. Bereteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: My concern is that timber export from Sierra Leone can be very damaging, if there are no rehabilitation programs under way. The revenue from timber is of less Importance and benefits to the people of Sierra Leone, in dealing with [Read More]

Economy & Business

Reject corruption – refuse to be a willing participant and report it

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Evidence-based research has irrefutably shown and indeed concluded that there is a direct correlation between corruption and poverty. A respected American business TV news outlet based in New York, Bloomberg, states thus: “Corruption often conjures up images of people getting rich. But [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister Tengbe is determined to turn Sierra Leone’s water sector around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: In an innovative drive to change Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for the efficient and effective delivery of improved access to and utlisation of available water resources in Sierra Leone, Minister of Water Resources – Engineer Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe has [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government blamed for shortage and soaring prices of fish in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: It is Ramadan, and millions of Muslims across Sierra Leone are fasting amid increasing scarcity of fish – the main source of protein for most people in the country. President Bio has appointed a new minister of trade and industry to help tackle the [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF deputy managing director speaks about The Gambia’s pathway to prosperity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mr. Tao Zhang, arrived in the Gambia early this week, where he met with government officials, politicians, senior civil servants, industry leaders, and civil society. Delivering his keynote address, he spoke about The Gambia’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Fighting corruption in Sierra Leone is everyone’s business – there is a new sheriff in town

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Any successful developmental strides made by a country largely depends upon it’s ability to control corrupt practices and activities in the daily life of its citizens, particularly in the context of the awarding of government contracts, fair judiciary, judicious management of donor [Read More]

Economy & Business

When will the people of Sierra Leone live the good life – food for thought

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2019: “Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, poor road conditions nationwide constitute the major development challenges in Sierra Leone. It is estimated that only 10% of the 11,300 roads are paved”. Only, 10%? Yes, since April 27th, 1961, our country’s date of birth. The above, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Workers in Sierra Leone’s financial sector face exploitation and human rights abuse

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2019: Many of the problems faced by workers in Sierra Leone are procedurally unfair and illegal, but the authorities remain apathetic in the face of the problem. Our research shows that workers’ employment rights are not being upheld. They are likely to be bullied [Read More]