Hon. Jacob Jusu Saffa

Hon. Jacob Jusu Saffa

Minister of Finance Sierra Leone

Jacob Jusu Saffa is Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone as of April 12, 2018. He was a member of a Transition Team set up by President Bio to conduct a stock taking exercise of the state of affairs of Government Ministries, Department and Agencies. He was the Team Lead for the Finance and Economic Development Pillar under the Transition Team.
Mr. Saffa started his career as a Development Planning Officer at the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning. He also has experience in training and facilitating, community mobilization and working in conflict and post-conflict environments. Mr. Saffa is familiar with donor procedures and operations including that of the UN system, World Bank and the AFDB. Between 2002 and 2005 (post-war reconstruction and reintegration era), he served as HD Specialist in the WB Sierra Leone Country Office. Between 1994–2002, he was a part-time lecturer at the Department of Economics, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. In 2005, Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa became the National Secretary General of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), a position he held until 2011. During the 2018 general elections, Mr. Saffa was the Chairman for the SLPP Election Management Team.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in Economics from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and a Master of Arts degree in Economic Development and Planning from the United Nations Institute for Economic Development and Planning in Dakar, Senegal.
 
 

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Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 09:50 To 10:25

02/05/2020 09:50 02/05/2020 10:25 Spotlight Discussion: Navigating Mineral Taxation & Resource Nationalism across Africa: Resolving challenges and Rebalancing Public-Private relationships
  • Designing effective mining tax systems: What are the guidelines and best practices effective in the African context and how to balance the generation of public benefits and provision of investment incentives?
  • Resolving challenges: Controversy, lack of transparency, institutional capacity and accurate economic data, how should governments cooperate to resolve these issues?
  • Evaluating resource nationalism trends across African jurisdictions: What to expect and how should international investors and companies prepare to mitigate risks?
  • What explains the ups and downs of Resource Nationalism in Africa, and what are the lessons to be learned beyond African boarders?
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"Spotlight Discussion: Navigating Mineral Taxation & Resource Nationalism across Africa: Resolving challenges and Rebalancing Public-Private relationships "

Hon. Jacob Jusu Saffa
Time and date

Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 09:50 To 10:25

02/05/2020 09:50 02/05/2020 10:25 Spotlight Discussion: Navigating Mineral Taxation & Resource Nationalism across Africa: Resolving challenges and Rebalancing Public-Private relationships
  • Designing effective mining tax systems: What are the guidelines and best practices effective in the African context and how to balance the generation of public benefits and provision of investment incentives?
  • Resolving challenges: Controversy, lack of transparency, institutional capacity and accurate economic data, how should governments cooperate to resolve these issues?
  • Evaluating resource nationalism trends across African jurisdictions: What to expect and how should international investors and companies prepare to mitigate risks?
  • What explains the ups and downs of Resource Nationalism in Africa, and what are the lessons to be learned beyond African boarders?
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