Major iron ore producer Sierra Leone’s economic progress has taken a double hit in recent years with the drop in global commodity prices and the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014.
Now EVD free and on a mission to diversify its economy, its government has made tourism one of its priority sectors for development.
President Koroma and key ministers are in China this week to appeal directly and personally to the Chinese political leadership, especially president Xi Jinping. They desperately need help – and they need it fast.
Sierra Leone is at risk of falling apart, due to rampant corruption, economic mismanagement and politicisation of business and everyday public life.
The Managing Director of Sierra Leone'sleading and undisputed Sports Betting and lotteryCompany, Mercury International, Martin Michael on Thursday 17th November, 2016 disclosed the Company's plans to splash out anotherLe100 million extra bonus to the 4/50 Jackpot amount.
The Le100 million bonus is set aside for the Friday 25th November, 2016 and it is the third extra bonus marking the 114th edition of the 4/50 Jackpot lottery game since its inception in March 2016.
President Ernest Bai Koroma has commissioned phase one of the Dream Atlantic Villa Estates constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation-Sierra Leone Limited (CCECC-SL) at Lumley beach in Freetown.
Giving a general background of the company, General Manager Sun Man said the company was established in 1979 under the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China as one of the pioneers performing international contracting and economic cooperation.