Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Declares Agricultural Transformation as Priority for Second Term in Office, Calls on Development Partners to Support Country’s Food and Agriculture Delivery Compact

The President also announced that in the next five years, he would prioritise agricultural transformation for jobs and wealth creation

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has declared agricultural transformation as a priority for his second term in office and, therefore, called on development partners at the ongoing Dakar 2 Summit to support his country’s food and agriculture delivery compact. In his opening statement at the Sierra Leone Boardroom Session of…

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Sierra Leone Invites Investors to Engage in Licensing Round at Invest in African Energy Reception

The West African nation launched its fifth petroleum licensing round last May, with a view to bringing in new investors to explore and develop its frontier acreage.

Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Foday B. L. Mansaray, implored investors to maximize the country’s upstream potential during the Invest in African Energy reception in London on Thursday, organized by the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org). Having launched its fifth licensing round last May, Sierra Leone (http://bit.ly/3EOMlXh)…

Source: United Nations Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone: United Nations (UN) reiterates commitment to supporting peaceful, inclusive & credible 2023 elections

Young people in democratic processes & allowing them to participate, safely & constructively, in politics are core aspects of any effort to sustain democracy

United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) Mr Babatunde Ahonsi today reiterated the UN’s commitment to supporting national institutions and the people of Sierra Leone in conducting peaceful, inclusive, and credible elections later in June this year. In his remarks at the start of a three-day training organized by UNDP and the…

Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Congratulates New Finance Minister, Says We Have to Find Solutions to Country’s Peculiar Economic Challenges

He noted that the country was facing a difficult situation, adding that it would take collective efforts to manage the economy and be able to get back on the right track

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has received the new Minister of Finance, Sheku Ahmed Fantamadi Bangura, after his oath-taking and brief swearing-in ceremony in fulfillment of the constitutional requirement for such public officials. “You are no stranger to the challenges we face as a country. But I believe…

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Proving who you are: Addressing the Plight of Those with no Legal Identity

Mozambique, which has low levels of civil registration – 12.1 per cent of deaths and 49 per cent of births are registered – is one of the United Nations Legal Identity Agenda pilot countries

People who do not have a legal identity, and cannot prove who they are, are likely to end up without opportunities, and very vulnerable in society. The UN’s Legal Identity Agenda Task Force aims to help more than 300 million people acquire a legal identity in their country by 2025.…

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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Receives First Sierra Leonean Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Says the Country is Proud of his Blend of Leadership

He welcomed a cross-section of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission leadership at the presidency

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has received the newly appointed Sierra Leonean Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Sierra Leone, Amir Musa Mewa Esq., emphasising that the country is proud of his blend of leadership.  The President said, "as a country, we are very proud of you.…

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    • Participants at the first IDES Community of Practice in Livingstone, Zambia
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Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard (IDES) Community of Practice meeting

Over 30 government representatives from 15 countries met in Livingstone, Zambia in November 2022 to establish and be part of the IDES Community of Practice design

The Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard (IDES) has been implemented in 31 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, with national governments using the tool in a variety of ways. Countries like Zambia, Solomon Islands, and Sierra Leone use it to inform their National Digital Economy Strategies and/or National Financial Inclusion…

Source: Ministry of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone: Trade Minister Assures Press Men and the Public, Enters Agreement with Four Industrial Companies

On the agreement with the companies, Minister Sandy said that the move was an informed one and that it is a step in the right direction

Sierra Leone's Minister of Trade and Industry has said that his ministry is assiduously working towards the enhancement of more investment opportunities in the country. Dr. Edward Hinga Sandy was speaking on Thursday 5th January, 2023 during the weekly government press briefing hosted at the Conference Room of the Ministry…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Government of Iceland commits to provide climate-resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services to rural fishing communities in Sierra Leone

This generous contribution will enable UNICEF to support the Government to provide the facilities required to facilitate good hygiene practice, which is one of most cost-effective ways of saving lives

The Government of Iceland through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs has committed to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s programme, ‘Improving Access to Climate Resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services for Improved Livelihoods and Child-Friendly Environment in Rural Fishing Communities’. The project will improve water and sanitation services in…

Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Commissions First Foreign Service Academy, Says the Building Is Another Testament to Mutual Cooperation with China

President Bio noted that the Foreign Service Academy would enable the nation to solidify its efforts in promoting the country’s foreign policy

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has officially commissioned the Sierra Leone Foreign Service Academy, saying it is another testament to the mutual cooperation, shared vision and ever-deepening relations with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. He also conveyed his sincere gratitude to the Chinese President, Xi…