Puawui

A Dog Barks Again To Impede My

It is interesting that a day after Philip Neville regurgitated bile in the form of vulgar and libelous allegations about ...

Puawui | Sunday, 22 January 2012 | Hits: 1393

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The APC Have Received Their Fi

The APC praise singers and the many bought-over editors had written us off.  They have been feeding Ernest with insincere ...

Puawui | Monday, 16 January 2012 | Hits: 1585

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Blissful Ignorance Of Scriptur

Judas Iscariot, despite his infamy, is only very briefly mentioned in any of the four Gospels of Jesus Christ. He betrayed ...

Puawui | Sunday, 15 January 2012 | Hits: 1438

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The APC Government’s Spendin

Infrastructural development is essential for progress especially road construction. However, unless this is carefully planned in execution, it will only ...

Puawui | Friday, 6 January 2012 | Hits: 1237

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The Countdown Has Started!

“I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath/And when my voice is lost in death/Praise shall employ my nobler powers. My ...

Puawui | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 | Hits: 1225

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Happy Days will Return to Salo

A Rejoinder to Yusuf Bagura’s “Dark Clouds on the Horizon” Although I have never met Dr. Yusu... Read more

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Sierra Leone and Resource Governance index 2013

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi

Just last week Wednesday, the Revenue Watch Institute, published its latest Resource Governance Index for 2013. The Resource Governance Index measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries. After almost a year of assembling 46 expert researchers who gathered original data from all the 58 jurisdictions and the findings examined by 56 peer reviewers plus an independent review, the report for Sierra Leone and many other countries would make an uncomfortable reading. Overall, the index finds that only 11 out of the 58 countries have satisfactory standards of transparency and accountability. In the rest, the public lacks fundamental information about oil, gas and the mining sector. Most worryingly, more than half the sample, 32 countries, does not meet even basic standards of resource governance, performing weakly or simply failing.

So the question is: what does the report say about the quality of governance in the mining and extractive sector in Sierra Leone and how does Sierra Leone compare with its neighbour Liberia?

Loosing Youth to Unemployment

AS BAN KI-MOON WARNS AGAINST CREATING A LOST GENERATION, OUR YOUTHS FACE A CRISIS OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi As I write this article, young people around the world would be commemorating the International Youth Day, with the theme "Building a better world: Partnering with youth". In a sombre message, Ban Ki-Moon warns against creating a “lost generation of squandered talents and dreams". Yet, in a country of almost six million people of which 60% are young people, these youths are at risk of becoming a lost generation of squandered talents and dreams because of massive unemployment. Even President Koroma knows that all too well since 2007 when he wrote in his manifesto "to be sure youth employment if not appropriately addressed is a time bomb"

Five years on, in 2012, United Nations figures in Sierra Leone show 70% of our country's youth population is unemployed or underemployed and 50% illiterate or unskilled. In a report posted on the UNDP website "Sierra Leone: Tackling youth employment", the report states that there is a shocking estimated 800,000 youth between the ages of 15 and 35 who are actively searching for employment. Yet, the 800,000 figure does not include the thousands I normally regard as the working poor - those in full time activities which generate incomes below the international poverty guidelines of $1 a day!

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A lecturer of Njala University, Jia Kangbai, has called for more research collaboration between medical researchers working in Sierra Leone in a bid to foster better research skills among local health researchers.  ... Read more

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