Sierra Leone Explains Fuel Price Hike
The government announced last week that it is ending the subsidy of petroleum products, raising the price of a gallon of gasoline, kerosene and diesel.
Under the new measures, pump price for a gallon of gasoline and diesel is up from about 67 cents to about $1.68.
Concord, 2 November 2016
President of the Sierra Leone Drivers and General Motor Vehicles Union, Alpha Amadu Bah, has called on his membership to exercise patience, and that they should not take the law… Read more »
Sierra Leone: The Conspiracy of Fuel Smuggling in Kambia
Concord, 27 October 2016
"Are you mad?" The police officer guarding one of the banned fuel stations bellowed at me. I felt rather startled. My face wore a menacing caution. Honestly, I sensed some trouble… Read more »
Sierra Leone: 15 Remanded for Smuggling 13, 170 Litres of Fuel
Concord, 6 October 2016
15 accused persons were yesterday remanded at the Male Correctional Centre in Freetown for an alleged attempt to smuggle 6,590 littres of petrol and 6, 580 littres of diesel. Read more »
Sierra Leone: Fuel Crisis Hits Makeni
Concord, 9 February 2016
Many people who travelled to Makeni to witness the burial ceremony of the late Dr. Vincent Kanu, owner of Wusum Hotel, say they were concerned about the shortage of fuel in the… Read more »