August 8, 2017
As a way to help students to understand how the country’s economy runs, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo past Wednesday lectured students of the Mass Communications department, Fourah Bay College.
The Minister lectured final year students of the department on the state of affairs of economy, business and the like.
He said that 70% of Sierra Leoneans are thirty years old and below.
For this reason, he noted, there is imminent need for the government to implement Family planning programmes so as to control the population of the country.
“A better family planning scheme can help the government in planning for the nation, ’’he said, adding, government has placed huge interest in education and health because these sectors are key to the younger generation of the country.
‘’We are going to embark on family planning because we don’t want the population to grow more than this,” he reiterated.
Minister Kargbo dilated on the source of funding of government, saying that they are getting funds from donors and internal revenue generation in addressing issues of national concern.
Finance Ministry, he added, is allocating funds to ministries, departments and agencies (MDA’S) based on the projected budget which he informed students that by law, it is designed in October ever year.