Chief of Staff in the office of the President has declared that Sierra Leone will become an oil producing country in 2017 given the country’s rich potential in the mineral.

Dr. Richard Conteh who was representing President Ernest Bai Koroma made this declaration yesterday, Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at the start of a Mining, Energy/Oil and Gas infrastructure INDABA conference and exhibition held at the Miatta Conference hall, in Freetown.