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Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers | Africanews - 8 Mar 2018 02:18

With Michael Oduor

Sierra Leone’s general election has drawn mixed reaction from the business community. Some are optimistic that the new system that will be voted in by the majority will address some of the issues that hinder their development. Until 2014, the government had relied on external assistance to support its budget, but it was gradually becoming more independent. Some Sierra Leoneans also feel that nothing new can be implemented by the government that will come into place after the 7th election. We put our food stuffs and they rot because all the buyers pledge to return after the elections. ‘‘Business is not good this election period. There’s no money, people are not buying. We put our food stuffs and they rot because all the buyers pledge to return after the elections,’‘ complains Kadiatu Bangura, a trader. Buyers on the other hand have felt the pinch of harsh economy from the rising ...
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