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CPI December, 2023 = 52.16% Y/Y | GDP Growth 2022 = 3.5% | Population (2021 Mid-Term Census) = 7,548,702 (Male = 3,727,747 (49%) Female = 3,820,955 (50.6%) | PPI 2022 - Q2 =20.33% Y/Y | PHC Projection 2022 (Medium Variant) = 8,494,260 | Population (National - 2015 Census) = 7,092,113

Moses Gbateh

Moses Gbateh started his public service profession as a civil servant in the Ministry of Energy. He served this Ministry for eight years as a Programme officer, Monitoring and Evaluation. During that period he took leading roles in the Monitoring of all energy projects including but not limited to the Solar Streets Light projects, the Extension of the Low and Medium-voltage network in the Western Area, the distribution network of the Charlotte, Port Loko and Makali hydro dams, the electrification of the Koidu Township, Operations and maintenance of the Bumbuna and Dodo hydro dams, and the Operations and maintenance of the Kingtom, Black Hall road, Lungi, Makeni, Koidu Town and BKPS thermal plants.

Moses was the focal person and active personnel in the Ministry of Energy for the development, design, and implementation of the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP), a $54 Million dollars project funded by the UK government and implemented by the United Nations Operations for Project Services (UNOPS) for the establishment of Solar Mini-grids in over 90 Chiefdoms in Sierra Leone. This is a project that was considered the largest ever in the Sub-region.

He served as a consultant for six months in the capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Data Management Specialist for the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU) under the Threshold Project in Sierra Leone.

Moses Gbateh holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics from Njala University. He has had professional certifications among others in Project Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Cycle Management, Rural Energy and Environmental Sanitation. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Project Management at the Njala University.

Moses Gbateh is currently serving in the Ministry of Finance as Senior Economist in the Research and Delivery Division. As a Senior Economist he has actively involved in the Benefits Incidence Analysis (BIA) Studies for both the Education and Health Sectors and the Public Sector Wage Bill study which are studies delivered by the Economic Policy Division of the International Monetary Fund (EPD-IMF). He has also taken active part in the Essential Commodities Survey for Sierra Leone. He provides assistance to the Directors in the planning and coordination of research activities in the Division. He provides supervisory role to all the Economist in the Division.