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Sierra Leone Business: Audit Service generates Le1.89bn in 2017

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone Business: Audit Service generates Le1.89bn in 2017

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[…]

Sierra Leone News: President Bio proposes construction of Lungi Bridge to Chinese company

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: President Bio proposes construction of Lungi Bridge to Chinese company

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[…]

Sierra Leone News: Freetown’s environmental “time bombs”

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Freetown’s environmental “time bombs”

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[…]

Sierra Leone News: Environmental Management Plan for Fisher Lane Community

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Environmental Management Plan for Fisher Lane Community

Pee Cee and Sons Ltd., an importer of frozen food since 1965, has concluded an Environmental Management Plan with the Fisher Lane community east of Freetown in accordance with regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency Sierra Leone (EPA-SL). Pee Cee and Sons commissioned ECOSYS Sierra Leone Limited a Specialist Environmental Management and Sundry Services Company[…]

Sierra Leone News: Online shopping now available in Sierra Leone

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Online shopping now available in Sierra Leone

The world is a global village with global markets and international retail opportunities due to the advancement of technology. Shopping used to mean going to a market or store, browsing among a variety of products and paying for the purchase at a cash register counter. All that has changed thanks to the internet and online[…]

Sierra Leone News: Le800m bail for alleged Nigerian drug importer

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Between 1 September 2017 and 29 June 2018, a Nigerian businessman living in Mozambique, Stanley Oluchi Ozoho, allegedly imported five kilograms of heroin from Mozambique to Sierra Leone. He was arrested at the Freetown International Airport after authorities found the heroin wrapped in brown envelops and concealed in a brown suitcase. He was later charged[…]

Sierra Leone News: 200 more buses from China

Friday, September 14th, 2018

While, his predecessor is a suspect for the misappropriation of funds over the “bus-gate” scandal of 2013, the new Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon, has signed an agreement with another Chinese company for 200 more buses. At this point, the cost of the buses is unknown. The Minister said the new government in[…]

Sierra Leone News: Infantry battalion major detained

Friday, September 14th, 2018

On Thursday 30 August 2018, head of Economic and Financial Fraud, Abubarr Kargbo at the Criminal Investigations Department disclosed that Major Abubakarr Turay, second in command, 9th infantry battalion in Kono, his wife, Fanta Turay, and Lance Corporal Aiah Jaward, are currently detained at the CID for an alleged robbery. At the police press briefing,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Accused robber gang committed to High Court

Friday, September 14th, 2018

On 2 August 2018, Ibrahim Kargbo and Mohamed Kargbo, members of a local gang, allegedly robbed and assaulted Ibrahim Musa Kamara, a trader at Model Junction New Hill by pass Road Freetown. They were arrested on 4 August 2018 and charged with three counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Robbery with Aggravation contrary to[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Well, they called it a temperature explosion but it seemed never ending. It kept rising unchecked, 98 degrees at one time and 100 or so thereafter. So, it kept everybody in the shade although the various activities never stopped. Jaheim International and a couple of students held an outdoor session of a sampling of some[…]