Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sierra Leone Loses Out Yet Again On US Millennium Challenge Compact Funds

December 11, 2019 By A.R.T (SLT) Poor governance has once again got in the way of Sierra Leone winning the much sought after Millennium Challenge Compact Fund, administered by the United States government. Several well governed African countries are now in their concluding phase of delivering lifesaving projects, using MCC funds – providing access to water, education, electricity, good healthcare, whilst Sierra Leone continues to languish at the bottom of the funding application process. This is what the latest statement by the MCC says: “At its quarterly meeting on December 9, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected …continue reading

Sierra Leone is Firmly Committed to Multilateralism – Minister of Economic Development Tells ACP

December 11, 2019 Staff Writer: State House : Dr Francis Mustapha Kaikai – Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, who in the absence of president Bio is leading the country’s delegation to the 9th Summit of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government summit in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday spoke about Sierra Leone’s firm commitment to ‘multilateralism’. Minister Kaikai said: “The theme for this Summit: A Transformed ACP Group: Committed to Multilateralism” is apt and timely for our organisation. In the last decade or so, our world has experienced a shift in international relations; we are …continue reading

Sierra Leone Celebrates Anti-Corruption Day With Hope For A Better Future

December 9, 2019 Abdul Rashid Thomas-SLT   Today is being commemorated all over the world as the UN-declared Anti-Corruption Day, which is celebrated every year on 9th of December. Sierra Leone, more than most countries on the continent of Africa has a lot to celebrate today, after eighteen months of battle against corruption by the SLPP government which came into power after winning elections in March 2018. In that battle against corruption, the country has seen a big fall in corruption, as the country’s anti-graft agency – the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) led by Francis Ben Kaifala, fearlessly pursues former senior government …continue reading

Sierra Leone Participate in 110th ACP Council Of Ministers Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

December 9, 2019  By Abdul Malik Bangura A strong delegation from Sierra Leone has on Friday 6th December 2019 joined staff of the High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the 110th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers Meeting. The 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers which will precede the high-level gathering of Heads of States and Government kicks starts today Friday 6th December and is due to end on Sunday 8th December 2019, whilst the Heads of State and Government summit of the 79 ACP Nations will take place from 9th to 10th December 2019. …continue reading

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By Abdul Malik Bangura A strong delegation from Sierra Leone has on Friday 6th December 2019 joined staff of the High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, to attend the 110th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers Meeting. The 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers which will precede the high-level gathering of Heads of States and Government kicks starts today Friday 6th December and is due to end on Sunday 8th December 2019, whilst the Heads of State and Government summit of the 79 ACP Nations will take place from 9th to 10th December 2019. The Sierra Leone …continue reading

Anti-Corruption Commission Will Not Indict APC Party Secretary General Dr. Osman F. Yansaneh

November 4, 2019 By Staff Writer A statement published yesterday by Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), that it will not be indicting the Secretary General of the country’s main opposition APC party – Dr Osman Yansaneh, after serious allegations of corruption and impropriety were made against him, including receiving salary as High Commissioner to Ghana, even though he was in Freetown most of the time managing his party’s affairs, has been received with mixed reactions. Many are questioning the veracity and integrity of the ACC’s investigations into the allegations. Some are referring to the ACC’s decision not to indict as …continue reading

Sierra Leone’s Inspector Of Police Richard Moigbeh Handed Over Retirement Notice

December 4, 2019 By ART  (SLT)   President Bio will soon be appointing a new Inspector General (IG) of police, after the current IG – Dr. Richard Moigbe was sent a letter this week – which was leaked to the media, reminding him of his statutory requirement to quit office and go into retirement in March next year. With just three months remaining until IG Moigbe leaves office, the race is on to appoint a new IG, a decision that will no doubt be politically controversial. Moigbe was appointed by former president Koroma, and there are many in the ruling …continue reading

Arolym Koroma’s Response To Mohamed Jalloh on Logus Koroma

December 1, 2019   By Arolyn I. Koroma   Mr. Mohamed Jalloh. It is my privilege to greet you and to extend my thanks for your concerns and response to my article on Former APC Miniister Logus Koroma. Mr. Jalloh, to be candid you failed to tap that part of the head that would have reminded you that Mr. Logus Koroma is an APC party politician. And whoever writes a piece on his political participation and says he is ADP, NGC or C4C party member is a joker. I’m sorry, that you didn’t know that you are one of them, …continue reading

Journalism Is What We Need To Make Democracy Work

November 29, 2019 Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph While some will see journalism as “organised gossip”, the majority will agree that it’s a force for progressive social change that maintains democracy. The role of journalism in any given society is so central that, it is often fondly described as the 4th Estate. Many see its role as the barometer of society and thermometer of opinion. It occupies the vacuum of alternative opinion to governments and seen as voice of the voiceless and downtrodden people. Although we cannot overemphasise the role of journalism in our society, it is equally nauseating that …continue reading

Sierra Leone Launches $50 Million World Bank Funded Urban Transport Improvement Project

November 28, 2019 Courtesy :Abdul Rashid Thomas   The government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank, today launched the Integrated and Resilient Urban Mobility Project, supported by a US$50 million grant to improve access and quality of public transport, address climate resilience and road safety in selected areas in the Western Area, as well as enhancing institutional capacity across the transport sector. The project offers an integrated approach in responding to the challenges faced by the urban transport sector, as Greater Freetown is now at a turning point to become an engine for transformation of the country. …continue reading