The Current Situation of Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone
The severe hit of the Ebola epidemic on the Agricultural sector of Sierra Leone economy is crucial to exacerbating wide spread hunger and poverty in the country if not contained in the shortest possible time.
Sierra Leone government after the dreadful foot prints of the eleven year rebel war in the recent past has prioritized agriculture as the engine of the national economy that can wheel forward all efforts for the attainment of socio-economic growth and sustainable development in the nation. This is not surprising because agriculture contributes nearly 50% to the country’s GDP and employs over 75% of its national work force. (State House, SLG; 2010 and 2004)