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China’s commitment to integrating Africa into the Belt and Road Initiative will significantly strengthen sustainable trade and investment relations between the continent and China, Sierra Leone’s senior diplomat Sahid Kamara of the Embassy in China said. China’s participation in infrastructure projects has been a boon to Africa’s manufacturing sector, Mr Kamara told Journalists in Beijing[…]

A specialised audit undertaken by the Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) has faulted the country’s corruption watchdog for not effectively managing the asset declaration regime. The findings titled Management Report on the Audit of Asset Declaration Regime in Sierra Leone 2014 to 2016, indicate that the legal framework of the asset declaration regime is not[…]

Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend held talks with Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio in Beijing, and the two leaders agreed to further promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. Bio is on a state visit to China and will attend the upcoming 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on[…]

Creating a hospitable environment for productive firms depends upon good and active public policy, both at the city level to improve connectivity, and at the national level to improve power supply. This is according to the World Bank Economic Update on the country, stressing that Freetown does not currently generate good connectivity, either through dense[…]

In its fifth edition of their Annual Performance Report 2017 the Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) Public Enterprise Division generated Le1.89billion for the period review. The total fees collected surpass the 2016 revenue of Le1.39billion, which in effect exceeded its budget fee income of Le1.77billion in 2017. ASSL however retained Le 1.37 billion of generated[…]

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has issued three months ultimatum to all supermarkets in the country in order for them to display Sierra Leonean products in their shops. The three months ultimatum is expected to come to an end on the 29 November 2018.The Director of Local Content Agency at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Emmanuel Konjoh said “Sierra Leoneans should consider locally made goods as a source of revenue generation for the country.” According to Konjoh that most foreigners are unable to go to local market to buy locally made goods, noting that if they are displayed at supermarkets there will be more willing buyers of those products and in turn will add to the revenue base of the country. The Chairlady of Kroo Town Hajaratu Sesay “we are very happy with [...]
At the end of its two-year National Action Plan (NAP II), 2016-2018 to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the country’s foreign aid transparency commitment has been rated unclear. The progress report of the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the OGP said that the researcher Charlie Hughes could not ascertain any early results that could be attributed to the implementation of the commitment. Although a number of international development agencies publish information on their websites and the Development Assistance Coordinating Office (DACO) hosts the Development Assistance Data (DAD) website, none of the civil society participants at a stakeholder meeting could tell where one could get information on foreign aid. At a stakeholder meeting of 20 October, 2017 none of [...]

President Julius Maada Bio has proposed the construction of a bridge linking Lungi to Freetown to a Chinese company, Power China International Group Ltd. during his state visit to China. During the 2018 election campaign, Bio pledged to can the APC-Chinese airport proposed for Mamamah. After his election, Pres. Bio canceled the airport project. President[…]

The conditions in and around Freetown’s two biggest trash dumping sites are negatively impacting thousands of people but the two waste epicenters are also contaminating one of the country’s most important resources—the sea. Around 80% of animal protein for Sierra Leoneans comes from fish in the sea, but the amount of available, healthy fish is[…]

Former National Cycling Champion Ibrahim Sorie Kargbo aka Waterloo said after his cycling career he will do farming.He stated he is now working for the Ministry of Agriculture and national food security that is fighting to kick hunger out of Sierra Leone. He revealed that he wants to voluntarily lead as a mentor so that[…]