The Acting Bank Governor of Bank of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ibrahim Stevens has given assurance to fix the country’s ailing economy.

According to journalist Amadu Lamrana Bah, Dr. Stevens said he will put up a short-term solution to remove “obstacles and bottlenecks around accessing” foreign currency.

Dr. Stevens replaced Dr. Kaifala Kallon early this week. Dr. Kallon was reported to have been sent on an indefinite leave.

Sierra Leone’s economy has been performing poorly in the past couple of years. The West African nation has witnessed several shortages of foreign currencies.

The local currency has also plummeted as against other foreign currencies forcing several businesses to shutdown.