Residents of Mogegba community along the Grafton-Regent Highway have expressed discontentment over the rampant way and manner the former Minister of Lands, Country Planning and Environment, Diana Finda Konoymani grabbed their lands and allegedly sold it to her friends and ring leaders of the former regime.
The Chairman of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union – President Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 30th June, urged the African Union that its words should be translated into action to ensure peace and stability in Africa, according to Sierra Leone state media report.
President Bio was addressing Heads of State, Foreign Ministers and officials of African Union attending the Peace and Security Council meeting of the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly.
The Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board will take legal action against the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) if it fails to follow through on a promise to pay backlog salary for seven months to former workers of the MSF Construction Company (MSF Engenharia).
The owners of the company had left the country in July 2017 unbeknown to the workers after the company’s contract was terminated by the National Authorizing Office (NAO). ‘We were not served any notice that our contracts have been terminated,’ Mohamed Will one of the affected workers said.
Mrs. Marian Jannah Harding Tommy nee Gindeh is Senior Services Officer Anti-Human Trafficking in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs. She
In a snap interview with AYV, she explained that this project is being implemented by the British Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) but that it is just a pilot program targeting six schools in the Western Area namely St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG), Government Model Secondary School, Albert Academy; and two schools in the east including Peninsular Junior Secondary School.
Cordaid Sierra Leone has supported the of training over thirty small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) on digital payment and its relevance to business growth. The training was conducted by a digital payment and e-commerce company, mypay.
Speaking on Wednesday 13 th June at the Africell American Corner at Bathurst Street, Chief Executive officer of mypay, Mahmoud Idriss said the main aim of the training was for entrepreneurs to understand how digital payment enhance the growth of small businesses.
Traditionally Paramount Chiefs in Sierra Leone play an important role in maintaining law and order at chiefdom level, but they apparently need to go beyond that to ensure the efficient delivery of basic services such as health and sanitation, education, water and electricity supplies to their people.
This is one of the conclusions that necessitated the UK Aid funded SABI project which seeks to strengthen community-led accountability, increasing awareness of, and demand for, the delivery of basic services.
The hopes of Sierra Leoneans for a positive change in their lives were largely placed in the hands of Maada Bio and the SLPP when they surprisingly won the majority of votes during the presidential elections earlier this year and Maada Bio was sworn is as president in the early hours of April 5th, 2018. However, the enthusiasm of those expectations seem to have been dashed with the slow progression of activities from State House.
According to the Audit 2016 Report, “There was inappropriate control over the receipt of court fines and jail sentences. It was observed that National Revenue Authority (NRA) issued two receipts; each showing the same serial number and details for each of the six court fines that were levied in January 2015.”
This, according to the Audit 2016 report, has to do with the controls over the issuance of receipts in respect of fines levied on convicted persons at the Bombali Magistrate Court being inappropriate.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 30th June 2018 interacted with ordinary Sierra Leoneans residing in Nouakchott, Mauritania during his overseas trips. For him the philosophy is simple, that for Sierra Leone to prosper and his Government to succeed he would need contributions from all Sierra Leoneans within and outside Sierra Leone. And so far with his impressive efforts, the goodwill from Sierra Leoneans is overwhelming.
A team of senior officials of the Ministry of Finance led by the Acting Minister of Finance, Dr. Patricia Nyanga Laverley met with visiting World Bank Executive Director for Sierra Leone, Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe in the office of the Minister in Freetown.
Mr. Bvumbe, a Zimbabwean, seats on the Boards of the World Bank Group as Executive Director for Sierra Leone and 21 other Sub-Saharan African countries.
In an exclusive interview with AYV in his Youyi Building office over the weekend, the Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sadiq Sillah said among other things that metal seats on commercial vehicles (poda podas) would be phased-out soon.
He said they have a strong and decisive leadership in the person of HE President Brigadier Rtd. Julius Maada Bio who has given them a clear mandate; and a clear roadmap of the things that are expected of them as ministers and deputy ministers and secondly as good and responsible citizens of this nation.
Sangitie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street, has remanded six women at the Female Correction Centre on Jomo Kenyatta Road after they appeared before the court on fraud charges.
The six women are former workers of Best Supermarket located in the southern city of Bo. Police alleged that the accused persons conspired with other unknown individuals to defraud the Business Director of Best In Supermarket, Mohamed Harajli the sum of four hundred and fourteen million, one hundred and ninety eight thousand Leones.
The United States Ambassador, Maria Brewer has handed over 19 priority medicines worth more than USD$200,000 to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to Strengthen Health Services for Ebola Survivors past weekend at the Connaught Teaching Hospital Complex in Freetown.
The medicines will be distributed to 20 secondary and tertiary hospitals nationwide to support specialty such as mental health, neurology, eye care, otorhinolaryngology or rheumatology/rehabilitation.
The Governor Bank of Sierra Leone Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh in his key note address during the launch of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank MiYone kiosk and MiYone SLCB Teller banking product has applauded the Board, Management and Staffs of the SLCB for their laudable venture to promote mobile digital banking services in Sierra Leone.
One Josephine Harding has been relocated at the Female Correctional Centre on Jomo Kenyatta Road in Freetown, by Mohamed Serray Wurie presiding over the Magistrate Court No.2 at Ross Road in Freetown, for the offence of House Break-in contrary to law.
The accused person allegedly broke and entered into the bedroom of her boss, Osman Pious Conteh of No.5B George Brook at Kissy in the east end of Freetown, on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and stole therein nine thousand, five hundred United States dollars and fifteen million Leones.
the conditions for the entry into force of the first legally binding instrument adopted under the WHO FCTC were met, paving the way to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products
The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is pleased to announce that with the ratification of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the necessary number of Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (the Protocol) has been reached for its enter into force in 90 days.
Declaring his assets before the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Francis Ben-Kaifala, in line with Section 119 (1) of the ACC Act of 2008 yesterday 28th June, 2018, President Julius Maada Bio has cautioned outgone public servants including ex-President Koroma his ministers to try and declare their assets.
The President of Krio Descendants Union (KDU) Cassandra Garber during their courtesy to the Minister of Local Government has urged President Bio to rename Freetown Province of Freedom as it used to be.
Garber disclosed that, Freetown was first called Province of Freedom because of the slaves captured at sea and set free on our soil. She noted that she wants the name to be changed because people think they are free to do what they like because of the name ‘Freetown’.
The Chief Minister, Professor David Francis was yesterday 28th June, 2018 assigned by His Excellency, Dr. Jullius Maada Bio to act as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the absence of the substantive Minister Dr. Alie Kabba and his Deputy Mrs. Nimatulia Bah-Chang who are currently abroad on various official functions.
The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management of the Office of National Security, Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Freetown City Council with financial support from the Africa Development Bank has concluded a two-week long community engagement in seven disaster prone communities in the Western Area urban.
According to the Artistic Director, Isha Wilson Clarke, the main objective of the drama performance is to raise awareness of community members in disaster prone communities on disaster mitigation and early warning signs of flooding and mudslide.
In his visits to the Guma Valley Water Company at Mile 13 Treatment Center, Babadorie Regent and Spur Road reservoir Guma Dam, Chairman of the National Commission for Privatization (NCP) Umaru Napoleon Koroma informed journalists that his plan is to improve on the facilities of Guma for every residence in Freetown to have water supply.
According to Koroma the the Mile 13 treatment center was indentified 50 years ago as a site for streams around the dam flow into.
The Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Patricia Nyanga Laverley speaking during the launch of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) ‘Kiosk and Mi Yone SLCB Teller’ banking products, commended the Board, Management and Staff for the laudable achievement.
According to Laverley it is a milestone in the country’s financial inclusion efforts and especially for the SLCB a state-owned financial institution, maintaining that she is impressed by the hardworking staff and historical achievements of the SLCB.
Updating AYV about his first 100 days plan, the new Chief Executive of National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA) Ibrahim Brima Swarray has said that he is going to rollout performance review on 43 high spending institutions across the country.
Mr. Swarray disclosed that the NPPA is a regulatory and monitoring body which ensures that all MDAs abide by the rules and regulations of the Procurement Act; both manual and regulation, adding that as an institution, they also ensure that the updated rules in the Act are implemented.
Audit Service Sierra Leone 2016 Report have it that receipts from the NRA in respect of work permit and factory inspection fees totaling Le7,959,010,000 were submitted and reviewed leaving an outstanding balance of Le1,022,197,000 for which receipts were not submitted.
According to the Report, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Section 8(1) of the FMR 2007 was not adhered to owing to the fact that a reasonable estimate of revenue to be collected in respect of the issuance of work permits and factory inspection fee was not submitted by the ministry.
The Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Limited (SLCB) yesterday 28th June, 2018 launched two new decentralization banking systems that are aimed to make banking service very comfortable and life easy for its customers.
The two new products from this digital drive are ‘Mi Yone SLCB Teller’ and ‘Mi Yone SLCB Kiosk’ Wilberforce and Adonkia communities.
Residents of Bo city, Southern Sierra Leone past Tuesday mobbed the region’s Africell office when the news broke out that the company’s recently launched Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4GLTE) Internet Modem has landed in the office for sale at a giveaway price.
Staff of the company were taken by surprise in the early hours of yesterday to see people flooding the office after entering from all corners seeking to get the modem.
Representatives from 50 African countries and the African Union discussed China-Africa defense and security cooperation at a forum which opened in Beijing Tuesday.
The China-Africa Defense and Security Forum, the first of its kind, was hosted by China's Ministry of National Defense. Participants are scheduled to discuss topics including the security situation in Africa and Africa's independent capacity-building in security.
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) special election report has recommended that while the need for robust security must never be downplayed in public elections, it is important also that military armed personnel be restricted from carrying arms into polling stations where voting is taking place.
The report stated that such public display of arms at polling might be intimidating to voters as the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance requires that elections should not only be free and fair but must be free from fear.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) remains resolved to take Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign messages to all corners of the country. This strategy has enhanced public confidence in the campaign especially in remote communities. It is against this background that the Northern Region Office of the ACC on Friday 22nd June 2018 dialogued with stakeholders and residents of Madina, at the Court Barray Madina Town, Tonko Limba Chiefdom, Kambia District.