Very soon Sierra Leone will have, as a policy directive or legislation, some incentives to boost local production and introduce trade regulations that encourage consumers to patronise goods manufactured in country - ‘Made in Salone’.
Under a plan like this, priority is given to almost all manufacturers and business enterprises that supply goods made in Sierra Leone. When this takes effect government, for instance and being the biggest player in the public procurement business, will make it a policy to have almost all goods supplied to ministries, departments and agencies to be of ‘Made in Salone’.
But first, apart from provisions supporting this idea in the 2016 Finance Act, this means that indigenous manufacturers will be incentivised to meet expected supply challenges and standards, energy supply will increase, base materials will be generated and agriculture will be rediscovered.
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