The District Medical Officer of Bo, Dr. Seni Turay, has disclosed scary figures on the issue of teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone. He said during the year 2014 alone, teenage pregnancy increased by “50%.”
Members of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the University of Sierra Leone (USL) staff this week converged at College Of Medicines and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) at New England Ville to commence the visitation of university projects sites.
The Child Rights Coalition-Sierra Leone has submitted a position paper to the Constitutional Review Committee; recommending a special chapter be created in the Constitution exclusively for issues affecting children.
The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) has compensated property owners in Freetown hill side bye pass roads for the usage of their land and damage of their properties in the ongoing construction work across the city.
A Nigerian prophet of the Christ Wonder International Gospel Ministry, Prophet Emmanuel Oluseji Bankole, was on Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Albert Moody of Court N0.2 in Freetown, for allegedly impregnating a sixteen-year-old girl three times at various cemeteries in Freetown.
The Minister of Youth Affairs, Alimamy Kamara has on Tuesday called on the aggrieved youth who have been benefitting from the Youth in the Drainage Project to exercise patient as the payment of their salaries will soon commence later this week. He made this call at a meeting held at the Atlantic Hall at the Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown.
As the rate of tax defaulters reached an alarming level, the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has announced plans to take tough corrective action against companies /business that are yet to honour their tax obligations.
The Director of Finance Mr. Abdul Conteh, Acting Commissioner –General in the absence of Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara who is attending the Commonwealth Association of tax administrator (CATA) conference in Malaysia said that “tax indebtedness is a major challenge to revenue collection.”He said that while NRA was encouraging taxpayers to meet their tax obligations voluntarily, it remains ready to enforce tax law against defaulters including closure of businesses with tax arrears.
The ruling All People’s CongressMember of Parliamentrepresentingconstituency 45 in Koinadugu District, Honorable Lahai Marrah, has saiddespite the huge budget allocated to the Ministry of Education, his constituents would not benefit from the education section.
As the implementation of government’s post-Ebola recovery programme gathers momentum, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 16 November received British and Irish envoys at State House, Freetown. The purpose of the meeting was to have first-hand knowledge on the roll out of recovery programmes and how the two countries can fit into government’s recovery agenda.
The Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament, Hon. SBB Dumbuya yesterday has proffered warm salutation and welcoming on hispersonal behalf and that of Members of Parliament (MPs)in honor of the visiting high power delegation from the Gambia Parliament.
Members of theSierra Leone Parliamenthas completed a three day debateon the Bill title; “The Appropriation Act, 2016” (Being an Act to authorizes expenditure from the Consolidated Fund for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2016) as presented by Dr. Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance and Economic Development. The bill was rigidly debated and has been committed to the Committee of Supply for through scrutiny.
In a bid to promote education for pupils of the East Hampstead Baptist Primary School in Looking Town, Tombo, the East Hampstead Baptist Church in the United Kingdom has erected and handed over eight classroom buildings.
Director of the Anti Violence Movement-Sierra Leone, Bernard Conteh, on Tuesday called on the Government of Sierra Leone to urgently review the operations of factories manufacturing alcohol in the country.
The State prosecuting witness in a murder trial of Baimba Moi Foray, Foday Amara Kamara and Avril Oreh Renneh in the High Court of Sierra Leone, Claudius Conteh, has on Tuesday disclosed that on their arrival at the residence of the first accused, Baimba Moi Foray in respect of a house party on 22 May 2015, the deceased contacted the third accused, Avril Oreh Renner on his mobile phone.
As government continues to show commitment towards the relocation of flood victims, President Ernest Bai Koroma has conducted a tour to the temporary housing construction site for the affected families at Mile 6 Village on the outskirts of Freetown.
The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) has donated a desktop computer, a printer and a toner to the Right to Access Information Communication (RAIC) at its Wesley Street Office in Freetown Monday November 16th.