Private sector development roundtable ends in Freetown

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A representative of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Abdul Kamara explained about strides the ministry is making in promoting the private sector and the status of the private sector post ebola recovery.
Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Momodu Kargbo also explained about initiatives taken by the Central Bank of Sierra Leone to promote private sector development during the post ebola recovery.
He said the private sector is the engine of growth and Government remains committed and determined to put in place financial disciplines to promote the private sector development.
Director of Tax and Revenue Policy, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Idrissa Kanu also highlighted incentives provided by government for fiscal tax policies for companies and businesses to assist the post ebola recovery process.
The Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone Limited, properly explained about the corporate perspective on what has been achieved so far and obstacles impeding progress.
Statements were made by petty traders and representatives of the African Development Bank. A presentation on investment guidelines was also done by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA).
A group session on small and medium enterprises, tax policies and private sector development with recommendation formed the high point of the ceremony.