Economy & Business

Is the government tapping the leaks in the public procurement process?

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 August 2019: President Bio has a daunting task at hand in revamping an economy fraught with systemic leakages here and there, that are affecting economic performance. He has challenged himself to creating employment for the youth, reduce inflation and poverty, promote foreign direct investments, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Child labour on the increase in Sierra Leone – weak and unimplemented laws

Emmanuel A.M. Sam: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2019: Sierra Leone and its people have gone through tough phases and rough paths in recent history. Sierra Leone is emerging from a decade long brutal civil conflict and the relics of the war are still glaring in every part of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone economy facing tough challenges – Bio restricts use of foreign currency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2019 In June 2016, president Koroma of Sierra Leone sent out a text message to every citizen, demanding that they refrain from using foreign currencies, as the economy slipped into deep crisis which later prompted the IMF and World Bank to pull out of Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio holidaying in luxurious Kenyan safari resort

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2019: The ‘earth shattering’ mystery surrounding president Bio’s disappearance has now been unravelled, despite efforts by State House to keep his whereabouts unnecessarily and unprofessionally secret. The Kenyan government yesterday reported that president Bio is in the country, where he is enjoying a luxurious safari [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africans denied entry to the UK far more than others

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2019: With the UK set to leave Europe very soon, there have been several high level overtures from the British establishment, including  recent visit to South Africa by Prime Minister Theresa May, as well the visit to Ghana and Nigeria by His Royal Highness Prince [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone makes strong case for implementation of SDGs at the UN

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2019: Sierra Leone has joined several other nations to present a 2nd Voluntary National Review Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the on-going High-Level Political Forum 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly. Speaking on behalf of stakeholders in government, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown faces impending doom if water crisis is not sorted

Barton Cole: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2019: It’s difficult for people who have never had to contend with having no access to treated water to imagine a city running dry. I have been called a doom monger and an alarmist for calling attention to just that. Yesterday, I heard [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic climate remains challenging

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic situation remains challenging despite bold policy measures, according to the authors of a new World Bank Economic Update on Sierra Leone, published today. The second edition of the Sierra Leone Economic Update (SLEU) was launched today by the World Bank at [Read More]