As economic activities along the Guinea-Sierra Leone border are being partially paralyzed due to the current political instability in Guinea, prices of essential food items have hit the sky in Kailahun town and its environs.
It has been a tradition for the people (traders) in Kailahun town, Koidu and Beudu to be engaged in cross border transaction as they are far away from Freetown.
However, with the current political impasse in that country, restrictions have been placed on goods from Guinea to Sierra Leone.
Meanwhile, the National Revenue Authority (NRA)’s officer in Kailahun, Mohamed Conteh, is reported to have placed restriction orders on goods from Sierra Leone to Guinea.
He revealed that the new NRA policy required equal valuation of goods entering into the country.
In another development, the Kailahun District Security Committee has already visited the Bailu crossing point in order to harmonize revenue collection efforts by NRA.