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Government of Sierra Leone Budget and Statement of Economic and Financial Policies For the Financial Year, 2012

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Theme: “Celebrating Five Years of Transformative Change”

Delivered by Dr. Samura M. W. Kamara, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, in the Chamber of Parliament Tower Hill, Freetown on Friday, 25th November, 2011









Mr. SPEAKER, HONOURABLE MEMBERS


I. INTRODUCTION
Mr. Speaker, I rise to move that the Bill entitled, “An Act to provide for the services for Sierra Leone for the Financial Year (FY) 2012” be read for the first time.

II. Delivering on Commitments

2. Mr. Speaker, at the onset of this Government in September 2007, Sierra Leone was relatively at the low end of several international country performance ratings, including in agricultural productivity, in road infrastructure coverage, in power generation and distribution, in telecommunication density, in access to finance, and basic social services - water and sanitation, health and education, in environmental management, as well as in economic and financial governance.

3. Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, four years on,…