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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sierra Leone 2035 Strong

Before the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone was on track to overcome its troubled past. The countries Ebola epidemic threatened to stop the progress of Sierra Leone’s economic and social growth. The post-Ebola recovery period is proving challenging. 

Sierra Leone’s Vision for 2013 to 2035 is to become a middle-income country, be an inclusive, green country, with 80% of the population above the poverty line, have gender equality, a well-educated, healthy population, good governance and rule of law, well-developed infrastructure, macroeconomic stability, with private-sector, export-led growth generating wide employment opportunities; there would be good environmental protection, and responsible natural resource exploitation.

The post-Ebola recovery period could prove challenging but the small African nation since the end of the civil war in 2002 has found the strength and resources to inch by inch reestablish its self, despite Ebola the county can remain on track for vision 2035.

Sierra Leone in 2035:

Sierra Leone hopes by 2035 their vision will be fulfilled when this child turns 25
Sierra Leone hopes by 2035 their vision will be fulfilled
when this child turns 25
Socially, economically and politically empowered women contributing to national development in various forms:

·        Hunger is eradicated 
·        Less than 5% of people seeking jobs would be without work 
·        Over 80% of the population above the poverty line 
·        Free and compulsory education for every child
·        Over 90% of the population able to read and write
·        Access to affordable housing for all 
·        A health care and delivery system within a 10 kilometer radius of every village 
·        An effective and efficient child and family welfare system 
·        Life expectancy of 70 years, where every mother has access to a modern hospital in which she can give birth without fear and loss of child 
·        Less than 11% stunting among children under two years of age 
·        An independent and accessible judiciary enjoying the confidence of the people
·        A system of political governance where governments are voted in and out of power peacefully, and where citizens can hold governments to account for efficient and effective delivery of public services
·        A modern and well developed infrastructure with reliable energy supplies
·        World standard Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) ICT is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems, etc…
·        A stable, export-led economy, based on sound macroeconomic fundamentals, with inflation close to 5% and government revenues increased significantly to 35% of GDP
·        Private sector-led growth, creating value-added products, and providing jobs for our people
·        An effective environmental management system in place that protects our biodiversity and is capable of preempting environmental disasters 

·        To be a model in responsible and efficient natural resource exploitation

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