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IMF Mission Statement on Sierra Leone

2014-04-17 17:06:33

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Freetown during March 17-April 1, 2014 for the first review of Sierra Leone’s program supported by the IMF through the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah; the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Mr. Sheku Sesay (photo); other senior officials of the government and the central bank, representatives of the business community and civil society, and (...)Read the full story »

C-10: Ambassador Amadu Koroma Delivers Statement

19 December 2013
By Leeroy Kabs-Kanu, New York. OnThursday, 12th Dec. 2013, the 9thRound of the Intergovernmental Negotiations in the informal plenary on the question of the equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council,was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. A statement on behalf of the African Group was read by Sierra Leone, the Coordinator of the African Union Committee of 10 ( C-10 ), which is mandated by the (...)

London Mining Awarded “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013”

18 December 2013
London Mining is pleased to announce that, on 14 December, it was awarded the “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013” by Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority during its Annual Awards Ceremony at the Family Kingdom Hall. The Award recognizes the Company’s “timely filing of returns and prompt payment of taxes”. Dan Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining Company, said, “As one of the largest investors, employers and tax payers in Sierra Leone, (...)

President Koroma Hosts MCC Global Vice President

18 December 2013
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the visiting MCC Acting Vice President for Compact Operations, Jonathan Bloom, that government is committed to the fight against corruption not just to qualify for the MCC, but to ensure it impacts positively on the development of the country. "I am happy that you have time to come immediately after your Board meeting and to know that you have decided to continue the engagement with us", he said, and added that their arrival in the country is in (...)

Freetown: Outgoing Envoys Bid Farewell to President Koroma

16 December 2013
By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, State House Communications Unit, Freetown. Their Excellencies, the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Kuang Weilin and outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Eyo Asuquo have this morning officially taken leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown. Ambassador Weilin is fourth from right in photo. Both envoys paid their farewell courtesies to President Koroma in separate ceremonies which were done consecutively. (...)

Farewell Speech by former APC-NA Chairman Al-Aziz Turay

16 December 2013
Fellow APC supporters in North America and around the world, The Past Struggle Comrades, for a branch I led for almost four years) as Chairman, I realize a two to thirty minutes statement is not enough to say good bye to the fine men and women I served; as such, I decided to make this statement to the branch and the wider world. The past four years have been charged with tension, disagreements and challenges within the APC North America branch. Many people expressed different passions (...)

President Koroma’s Message on Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2013
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, Today, the 9th of December, is International Anti- Corruption Day. This day was set aside by resolution 58/4 of the United Nations Security Council in 2003 to raise awareness about the evils of corruption and to foster public support against the scourge. As we all are aware, corruption is one of the biggest challenges of our time. It slows down development, distorts trade, undermines the security of our state, and weakens the economy and social fabric of our (...)

Barry Honnah Departure from LMC

9 December 2013
London Mining and its General Manager of Human Resources and Community Relations, Mr Barry Honnah, have announced that Mr Honnah will be leaving the company. In his time with the company, Mr Honnah was instrumental in assisting the company assimilate into Sierra Leone and promoted cultural awareness across the workforce. London Mining wishes Barry (photo) well in his future endeavours. Barry appreciates the opportunity to have worked with a leading company in Sierra Leone, and looks (...)

Profile: Ismael Koroma, Deputy Ambassador Designate

5 December 2013
By Osman Benk Sankoh, Monrovia, Liberia.* It was probably around 7:30am. Owing to the snail pace of the traffic particularly from the west end of the city, his wife and kid had already left home for school and work respectively. Then, I woke up. The light in his bedroom was off and so too was the one in the living room. Strangely though, the kitchen was alight. It was busy and an aroma that could make the hungry much more famished with a very strong desire for a taste of whatever it was (...)

Golley’s Appointment Applauded

4 December 2013
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara, Freetown. Just a few weeks after the Government of Sierra Leone secured the biggest grant-in-aid loan ever given to an African nation by the Republic of South Korea, the architect behind the scenes, lawyer Omrie Golley, has been appointed as Ambassador to South Korea. The Government made the appointment public over the weekend, subject to the approval of Parliament. The grant-in-aid loan agreement between Sierra Leone and the Republic of South Korea was signed on (...)

John Bonoh Sisay Joins LMC Board

3 December 2013
London Mining Company has announced that John Bonoh Sisay will join its Board as a Non-Executive Director. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Sisay to London Mining Company’s Board,” said Graeme Hossie, CEO of London Mining Plc. “Not only does John have extensive experience within the African mining and minerals sector, he also has significant experience managing and providing strategic direction to businesses within Sierra Leone,” Hossie continued. (...)

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Tax Incentives and the Suffering Masses of Sierra Leone

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)


Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)