OpenTax Initiative


October 16, 2019

The National Advocacy Coalition on Extractives (NACE) has launched two reports on Sierra Leone’s extractives sector and called on the government to develop a clear strategic document on mining and extractives in the resource-rich West African nation.

NACE is a civil soc...

April 25, 2018

Sierra Leone's labour ministry has warned Chinese owned Shandong Steel, the largest iron ore miner, against violating labour laws that require the company to pay in full all terminal benefits due senior national employees.

The OpenTax Initiative has...

April 24, 2018

Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) has written to all commercial banks stopping them from releasing funds from accounts of defaulting public offices.

The banks have also been instructed to remove money owed to NRA for outstanding Pay-As-You-Earn and Withhol...

April 19, 2018

According to the executive director of Open Tax Initiative, Tanu Jalloh, telecoms regulator National Telecommunications Commission(Natcom)  has been a very powerful source of non-tax revenues for the government of Sierra Leone.

However, it also has the po...

April 3, 2018

The OpenTax Initiative has read, endorsed and adopted especially recommendations on the economy as presented in the IMANIFESTO Report on how Sierra Leonean politicians plan to face and deal with the country’s challenges.

However, we have provided the link to the full re...

March 24, 2018

The hype around so called applications of “blockchain technology” is nothing new, as many people have successfully used it to get free publicity for themselves, riding on the coattails of Bitcoin’s success.

A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called...

March 14, 2018

Sierra Leone, like the Republic of Congo, Chad, Gabon, Madagascar, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo, may have lost huge amounts of tax revenues to treaties with countries like Mauritius.

Some of those contracts to New Dawn Distribution Company, according to am...

February 18, 2018

Mirror, in the UK, has reported that a study of more than 1,500 people revealed a lack of senior and international staff in camps allowed junior agency staff to “behave with impunity”.

It said aid workers were the “most frequent sex exploiters of children, often using t...

February 18, 2018

Do you know that 'conflict diamond' trading is still rampant in Surat, a city in the Indian state of Gujarat, now a center for diamond cutting and polishing?

Where-are-the-majority-of-conflict-diamonds-found. (PhotoCredit: © 2018

You might think that th...

February 18, 2018

Current revenue policy and administration is faced with a couple of challenges which the New Direction [manifesto] aims to reverse. These challenges can broadly be categorized into policy and administrative challenges

Presidential candidate Rtd Brig. Julius Maada Bio la...

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