President Bio confers Sierra Leonean citizenship on 59 African Americans

Published: 3/May/2022
Source: Sierra Leone Telegraph

By Abdul Rashid Thomas

Last Thursday, 28th April, a day after the country celebrated its 61st Independence anniversary, President Bio of Sierra Leone welcomed a group of 59 African Americans to the country and granted them Sierra Leonean citizenship.

Although it is not certain how much revenue the government is generating from what has now become an all too familiar lucrative cash stream for the government, what is also not clear is what role the new citizens of Sierra Leone are going to play in helping to develop the country.

There are speculations the Bio-led government has accumulated millions of dollars from the sale of Sierra Leonean citizenship and passport since coming to power in 2018.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Sierra Leone
Year: 2022