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Vol 61 No 4

Published 20th February 2020

Sierra Leone

Spoiling for a fight

The President wants to shake up governance of the mining sector, but the companies are pushing back

President Julius Maada Bio put firms operating in the countrys mining sector on notice when he outlined a reform programme at the annual Mining Indaba in Cape Town earlier this month. The President, in power for two years, has overturned the sector policies of his predecessor Ernest Bai Koroma, promising a new era of collaboration with 'trustworthy and patient investors after an era of 'extreme lack of transparency.

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