Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa.
It shares its southeastern border with Liberia, and the northern half of the nation is surrounded by Guinea.
The climate is tropical and humid all year. Between November and June, it is hot and dry, although the coastal areas are cooled by sea breezes. The rainy season is between May and November.
Previously a British colony and slave trading centre, the capital of Freetown was founded in 1787 as a home for repatriated and freed slaves.
English is the official language used in schools and government administrations however, Krio is the most widely spoken language across the country, spoken by 97% of the country’s population.
Although it had a challenging 40 years post 1961 independence from the British Empire, marked by military coups and civil war, it has recovered rapidly. Sierra Leone has now achieved stability, with four successful democratic elections since 2002 and is intently focused on economic and human capital growth.
It is also ranked as 6th safest country in Africa on the Global Peace Index.
Sierra Leone development and economic policy
In its national development plan the government of Sierra Leone has articulated four key goals. These are:
Goal 1: A diversified, resilient green economy
Goal 2: A nation with educated, empowered, and healthy citizens
Goal 3: A society that is peaceful, cohesive, secure, and just
Goal 4: A competitive economy with well-developed infrastructure
This partnership between Sherbro Alliance Partners (SAP) & government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) will assist the country in achieving these goals.