Sorghum Farmers in Sierra Leone Frown At Finance Act 2017

Farmers are appealing to President Koroma not to give his assent to the Bill on the grounds that it will reverse the gains already made by the Agenda for Prosperity.

The Sorghum Farmers Chairman furthered that, with the passage of the Local Content Policy, the country saw a dramatic change in terms of increased employment opportunities, empowering local farmers who meaningfully contributing to revenue mobilization through payment of taxes..

He also stressed the need to encourage local industries like the Sierra Leone Brewery to thrive by retaining the 2016 Finance Act which sought to encourage manufacturers to use local materials in order to conserve scarce foreign exchange.

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