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State of Economy a Concern for Sierra Leoneans IRI Report Reveals

State of Economy a Concern for Sierra Leoneans IRI Report Reveals

Presenting a research report on Friday, 24th May, 2019 at the New Brookfield’s Hotel in Freetown, Senior Director, Centre for Insights in Survey Research under the International Republican Institute (IRI), Sonja Gloeckle said according to research, the greatest concern for Sierra Leoneans is the state of the economy.

She noted that seventy eight percent (78%) of respondents identified the economy among the biggest problems Sierra Leone faces adding that a notable increase from 28% since February, 2019.

Now that the Sierra Leoneans Government has satisfactorily responded to a need for more accessible quality education, Madam Gloeckle maintained that citizens wanted to see the Bio administration tackle the problem of job creation.

She said 48% of respondents stated that Government job creation is their highest priority. She deliberated that President Julius Maada Bio and his administration have been in office for just over a year and a recent International Republican Institute (IRI) poll captured the attitudes of citizens since Sierra Leone’s peaceful transfer of power in April, 2018.

“The poll findings indicated that citizens perceived many positive changes in the country, though she said, distinct challenges remains,”.

Sonja Gloeckle joined IRI in September, 2017 as Senior Director of the Centre for Insights in Survey Research, where she leads the global public opinion research portfolio. In this role Gloeckle refines core standard for quantitative research design, execution, vetting and analysis. She also explores and integrates innovative research methodologies to ensure that IRI remains at the forefront of the latest research technologies and is equipped to fully utilize it global network and decades of research experience in pursuit of bringing reliable results and tailored findings to its stakeholders.

By Abdulai Mento Kamara

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