Business And Economy

Petroleum Products: Complex and Shoddy Taxing System

By Tanu Jalloh

The Petroleum Unit (PU), which falls under the control of the Trade and Industry ministry, is responsible for downstream petroleum activities—refining to marketing, although there is currently no refining. It is the regulatory body for the oil marketing companies (OMCs) who import and wholesale to distributors petrol, diesel, kerosene and heavy fuel (used for generating electricity).

Salone beyond ‘Doing Business’

By Tanu Jalloh

In my last article on this page I looked at the World Bank’s annual rankings of Doing Businessand what was Sierra Leone doing on those scalessince 2008. However, in that article I deliberately just laid the records or statistics bare andwithout any accompanying analyses, just so that a forum is created to tell a detailed story today.

Blots on a bright economy in 2013

By Tanu Jalloh

While investments and business generally seem to have boomed in the last five years and with prospects to grow in the coming year, 2013, the economy, which is supposed to be the driving force behind all of this, might have the deuce of a time getting there.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold!

Before buying gold dust in Sierra Leone, please take a moment to read this warning!

The U.S. embassy in Freetown warns all Americans engaging in gold dust transactions in Sierra Leone to exercise extreme caution before handing over any money.

DfID’s exploits in Sierra Leone

By Tanu Jalloh

Governments, especially in low-income countries like Sierra Leone, have had to put up with so much conditionality set by their donor partners and
traditional benefactors like Britain.