Transforming the Economy

Both human and infrastructure development as well as strengthening governance structures require resources. Therefore, improving the economy through sound economic policies and management is not an end but a means of developing the human capital, public infrastructure and governance structure. Although Sierra Leone is endowed with vast natural resources, in its most recent history, particularly after the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in 2014, it became an international byword for a country with extremely poor health infrastructure and death. Sierra Leone has failed as a nation to prudently utilize the proceeds from this natural wealth to develop its human capital and infrastructure. Consequently, the bulk of our people are mired in underdevelopment and grinding poverty amidst the growing affluence of a few