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For A Better Sierra Leone 

A Better Sierra Leone

Let's Make Sierra Leone a Better Place for our Present and Future Generations

Over 60% of Sierra Leoneans live in extreme poverty today. The country remains among the world’s poorest countries, ranking 182nd out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index in 2020. Decades of economic decline and 11 years of armed conflict had dramatic consequences on the economy. Poverty remains widespread.

We need to do something new and bold to get our country back on track. We have to solve our challenges with bold, innovative ideas. Without these ideas and a real plan for progress, we cannot utilize our country’s capacity to help people when they need it most.

Poverty in Sierra Leone

Watch these videos to learn a little bit about hardship and poverty in Sierra Leone


Let's start with big and bold conversations! Click here to Sign-up to participate in "Our Ideas, Our Party, Our Country, Our Future," Richard Konteh, D-Unifier's grassroots listening series. We'll be hosting a series of issue-based roundtables, so after signing up, keep an eye on your inbox for a forthcoming invitation. 


Our party needs a renewal of energy and ideas. Yes, we can and should be proud of our great leaders and past accomplishments, but we need to focus on moving forward. That means choosing a leader who will invite and inspire new and younger voters into our party while also recognizing those who got us here. Better reflecting the diverse backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs of all Sierra Leoneans is key to this.

This needs to be a campaign about ideas, vision, renewal, and a leader who can unite our party and our country behind that. Our economy is in life support with repercussions that will be felt for years to come.  Our APC Party needs to champion economic prosperity in this country, and we need a new, committed leader with forward-looking, bold ideas to make prosperity a reality for all Sierra Leoneans.

I understand what our members need, and I will work hard to ensure our member's voices at home and in the diaspora are listened to. As a long-time APC Party member, I believe passionately in our party and the role we must play in ensuring a bright future for our country.

Our ideas are based on People, the Economy and the Environment, taking the impact of each into account.

A better Sierra Leone starts with building strong Sierra Leoneans and strong communities. We need to think and talk about policy through the lens of quality of life for people and families in the communities where they live. As a family man and entrepreneur, Richard Konteh is committed to restoring the promise of a better Sierra Leone for everyone - young and old.

A strong economy gives us the ability to support people and families. In turn, building a strong, innovative, and aspirational workforce is critical to our success in a 21st-century economy. We need to build on our traditional strengths by welcoming new industries, new entrepreneurs and new ideas into the conversation. Richard Konteh will inspire the next generation of business leaders, who share our values but too often don’t see themselves in our Party.

Sierra Leoneans care deeply about the environment as stewards of an incredible landscape with an immense natural resource endowment. We all want our children and grandchildren to grow up on a healthy planet, and environmental protection is an urgent global priority. Richard Konteh will promote environmental renewal through innovation, conservation, and preservation of our biodiversity.