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Mining deals should boost Sierra Leonean government

Friday, May 21, 2021


However, with arbitrators ruling in favour of SL Mining, the government was left with little choice but to negotiate a deal that will see mining restart at the Marampa mine. Nevertheless, Marampa's revenues will be welcomed by newly appointed finance minister, Denis Vandi, who was a surprise choice in President Julius Maada Bio’s April cabinet reshuffle given that he was initially named as a person of interest in a public funds corruption inquiry.


  • The National Revenue Authority is set to exceed annual revenue generation targets for 2021.
  • Investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission into former President Ernest Bai Koroma remain open.
  • The president’s ability to influence key ministries have been strengthened by the latest cabinet reshuffle.

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