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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

The Slpp turn out yesterday in Freetown has worried Apc planners

The Slpp turn out yesterday in Freetown has worried Apc planners

And they are right to be worried

Analytical writing
May 3rd 2023

While we agree that Apc may still command the  majority in Freetown, there is a developing scenario that has revealed that Slpp too has come into Freetown, established itself and amassed hundreds of thousands of supporters. Slpp's national reach policy has spilled into Freetown where people from all backgrounds are now identifying themselves with the party . This has catapulted the Slpp to a position where it now commands a huge support in capital city.
Yesterday, close to a 100 thousand Slpp supporters came out and  were not all over the streets because the Slpp decided to abide by PRRC's rules and regulations of no street rallies . Another driving force behind this massive Slpp support in Freetown is due to President  Bio's constructive governance policies in education  ,infrastructure, healthcare and fight against corruption. 
Many contributions to our political conversation have long  since agreed and developed a school of thought that for Apc to win the general election, they have to completely blow out Slpp in Freetown by winning 90% or above.
But here we are .Slpp and Apc are now experiencing some level of competition in the city based on what happened yesterday. Many of the grassroot Apc supporters are not aware of how their party planners are worried at the moment. Apc party election planners know that for Apc to win this election,Slpp should not do well in Freetown
This is the same disaster that met Apc in 2018 when Slpp won 40% of the capital city. While Slpp will love to win the city,they do not need to win it as a requirement to win the general election. Slpp only needs to do well.
This time around also , something interesting is going to play out as it has been  observed that Slpp and Apc are now at a statistical dead heat in a number of local council elections including the Mayor's seat.

In a nutshell shell, we do agree that Apc may still have majority in Freetown . But what we want our readers to understand is that there is  some level of competition between them and Slpp and such a scenario immediately disadvantages the Apc in any general election.


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