The Sierra Leonean government is about to launch the 5–year plan as part of a 20-year Plan. One of the most important challenges facing planning and the implementation of development programmes in the country now is capacity. Inability to formulate properly designed projects, and manage complex multi sector programmes result in inflated costs and low quality results, or even failed projects.
Excerpt from a study of Sierra Leone’s fragility being launched today by the Fragility Commission. “The “social contract” has never been established in Sierra Leone at the national level. Rebellions and strikes before independence, and coup d’états and economic crises after independence, were repeated regularly. Yet the promises of a new beginning after every crisis […]
New post on The Sierra Leone Telegraph by Abdul Rashid Thomas SLPP condemns violence at the APC political rally Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018: Yesterday’s violence by supporters of the ruling APC, which led to the death of one person at their party’s rally in the capital Freetown, has been strongly condemned by opposition […]
by Abdul Rashid Thomas Pastor Mohamed Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2018 Magistrate Samai sitting at Segbwema Magistrate Court Kailahun District, has today, 18th January, ordered the arrest of Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party, Mr Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray and his co-accused, Mohamed Bangura. Granting the bench warrant applied for by the […]
The 2016 HDR is out and the news for Salone is depressing and worrying. Much can be said about the Report but I will draw attention to the latest set of statistics revolving around poverty and inequality. I have always questioned the poverty reports claiming that the country has reduced poverty considerably from 2002 to […]
It is already 15 years since the guns fell silent officially in Salone. For some, it would seem that the past conflict is history and only the bad memories of its horrors reappear from time to time. When one scratches below the surface of our economy or reflect on the state of poverty, it is […]