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IMF drops $20.8 million to the New Direction Government

GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE PRESS RELEASE The International Monetary Fund Approves Sierra Leone's Economic Performance Under the Extended Credit Facility Programme on 5th June 2023 The Ministry of Finance. in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone and the National Revenue Authority, wish to inform the general public that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has, on 5" June  2023, approved the Economic Performance Programme of the Government of Sierra Leone, which will trigger immediate disbursement of about US$20.8 million. It is worth noting that the global economy is currently facing challenges occasioned by unprecedented overlapping multiple crises severely impacting all countries' economic fabric. These crises have manifested into high inflation, depreciation of currencies, deteriorating external accounts, high-interest rates and rising debt levels and vulnerabilities.  The crisis has also wo
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The Gbenseh chiefdom has given president Bio their full support

KONO HERITAGE MEDIA HUB Gbenseh chiefdom authorities endorsed president Bio for a second term LEGAL POETIC JALLOH - MEDIA CHIEF The Traditional Rulers in Gbense Chiefdom, Kono District; including the Acting Paramount Chief, Aiah M. Kamanda; the Acting Chiefdom Speaker, Sahr Gbondo; the Chiefdom Mammy Queen, Finda Sinah; the Chiefdom Administrator,  Pa Daramy; the Chiefdom Youth Chairman, Aiah Joseph Mbayoh, have unanimously accepted and endorsed all the listed candidates of the SLPP in Kono District and have equally endorsed the second term bid of President Julius Maada Bio. These senior traditional authorities were also joined by five of their Section Chiefs, including Sub Chiefs at a ceremony held at the Gbense Chiefdom Administrative Head Quaters in Koidu City.  The candidates were presented to these Chiefdom authorities by the charismatic Kono District SLPP Chairman, Safea Leslie Moiwa, who made a brief but breathtaking recollection of some of the "game

Reforms to the energy industry keep going...Moyamba to get energized soon.

The Energy Minister guarantees the completion of the Moyamba Township Electrification Project by bringing three power generation units to Moyamba. On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in Moyamba Town. Sierra Leone's Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, has delivered three power plants in accordance with the Moyamba District Electrification Project, demonstrating President Julius Maada Bio's commitment to putting an end to Moyamba Town's 40-year energy wait. It might be recalled that the New Direction administration had chosen Moyamba Town as one of the district headquarters towns that would gain from the Seven District Electrification Project using monies provided solely by the Government of Serra Leone. In Moyamba, the construction of poles, the laying of wires, and the installation of transformers had already been finished. The Speaker of the Kayamba Chiefdom, Adu Boyawa, welcomed the Minister and his entourage and could not contain his excitement at the r

Eight contenders for president in the June 24 election agree with ECSL.

Eight candidates for president distance themselves from any planned demonstration and refute all of the assertions made by the APC in a recent press statement. Eight registered political parties with presidential candidates running in the June 24, 2023 multitier elections released a joint statement on May 16, 2023. It was definitely stated that they are required to engage the public on the following topics as the nominated presidential candidates of eight (8) registered political parties ready to participate in the general elections on June 24th: That they are all active members and participants in the ECSL Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) as eight presidential candidates who represent different registered political parties. They also acknowledge that the ECSL PPLC is made up of stakeholder representatives from ALL political parties and that it meets every two weeks to discuss issues related to the June 24, 2023 elections. The eight preside

Why Raising Concerns at the 11th Hour to General Elections?

As Voter ID Card Confirmed Securitized Why Raising Concerns at the 11th Hour to General Elections? By Amin Kef (Ranger) The Voter Identification Card has now become the main focus of heated political discussion in homes, public transports, Ataya Bases and in political circles just 39 Days for Sierra Leoneans to go to the polls and cast their votes for who will become the next President of the nation, for Parliamentary Representatives, Mayors and Councillors. June, 24, 2023 will indeed mark a watershed in the political history of Sierra Leone as multitier elections in the form of Presidential, Parliamentary and Municipal Elections will be held in which the main contenders amongst others, , the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) Party will be seeking fresh  legitimacy from the electorates to form a new Government that will comprise elected representatives of the people. Charged with the responsibility to conduct free, fair and credib

The news Freetown under the New Direction Government

The government of Sierra Leone has resumed building modernized traffic light systems in Freetown after the Civil War destroyed the automated traffic signal systems in the nation's capital.  Three traffic lights were installed as a test case as part of a pilot project to reinstall the traffic light system that was started during the previous administration. But for unclear reasons, the project was unable to move further. The closure of the project, according to one school of thought, was caused by the World Bank and the IMF ceasing to finance projects in Sierra Leone after they discovered severe corruption under the previous government.  When a new administration assumed control of the government, they had to persuade the other nations that they were the newcomers and that they were prepared to operate with accountability and transparency. When it became clear that the New Direction administration was truly headed in the correct direction and that the IMF wou

In a letter, Charles Francis Margai criticizes the APC.

From The Desk of Charles Francis Margai Esquire I have seen a very misleading video making the rounds on social media in which the All People’s Congress Party former Secretary General Mr. Osman Foday Yansaneh is claiming that I have again joined forces with the APC for the forthcoming June 24, 2023 elections, as I did in 2007.  The general public is hereby informed by this notice, that the purported claim is not only misleading but intended to decimate my political character. Indeed some members of the APC approached me to team up with them in the June 24 general elections, but I told them in very explicit terms that I'll consult with my PMDC hierarchy and will make public our collective decision. After consultations with my Party,  and getting an invite from the leadership of the Coalition for Change, and in consideration that our two parties are yearning for change, we decided to form a Coalition.  As an individual I have never agreed with the