Developing the Private Sector

In the New Direction, the SLPP government will ensure that Sierra Leoneans are given priority in many businesses and employment. However, this will be done in a way that does not undermine efficiency. The promotion of goods and services from Sierra Leoneans and the employment of Sierra Leoneans will be legislated through a Sierra Leone First Policy. Companies will be required to provide the necessary training for Sierra Leoneans and also review their procurement and employment rules to ensure this is achieved. The focus will be on (i) increasing access to finance; (ii) reducing the cost of doing business; (iii) promoting local entrepreneurship; (iv) capacity building and (v) developing the infrastructure.