“Reverse the Curse: Maximizing the Potential of Resource Driven Economies” by Mckinsey is a very good reference document for evaluating how we are doing in realizing our 2035 Vision of Sierra Leone as a middle-income country. It not only confirms that we are on the right path, but gives us hope of better days to […]
Here is a curious article by Ronak Gopaldas on ThisIsSierraLeone.com arguing that Africa needs technocrats in the lead rather than politicians; as if one can do without the other!
In my view, the clarion call should be for African politicians to encourage and work with technocrats especially in the field of public policy. Technocrats should be utilised to the full rather than marginalise, isolate or even keep them away.
Just returned from a week out in an island off Chesapeake bay with a dozen or so people from different parts of world, where we produced a book on how to understand mining contracts. The book is intended for negotiators, civil society activists, parliamentarians etc. We used a known Civil Society activist Abu, as our […]
There is a widespread perception that our mineral resources are not serving the interests of the country; is this true? Some argue that bad agreements allow foreign investors to get away with the lion’s share, leaving very little for the country. Some also think that one of the major problems is that the ore is […]
Done! Ministers from the four member states of the Mano River Union met in Conkary and have adopted the draft Security Strategy for submission to the Heads of States. I led a team of three consultants, including Patrice Vahard and Zannoubo Vinagnon, to draft the Strategy. It was then reviewed, refined and validated by experts […]
As a consultant with the government, the major thrust of my work has focused on essentially building (or rebuilding) the foundations of Sierra Leone’s public institutions, and setting the basis for designing appropriate policies. Addressing the challenges of public policy and the arrangements for its formulation are important, but constitute only a part of the […]