Over eight hundred residents of Kossoh Town in the outskirts of Freetown have written to the Inspector of the Sierra Leone Police, Francis Allieu Munu, expressing their discontentment over the illegal seizure of a vast portion of land at Kossoh Town by Kai Kamara, the Manager of a newly-established industry called Akarr Factory.
Following the flood victims’ relocation process which commenced on Sunday, some took to the streets of Freetown on Monday with temporary ID/name cards, placards and chanting; describing the process as discriminatory.
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Member of Parliament for Constituency 108, Hon. Dr. Mitchell Sho-Sawyer, has commended AMR Gold for using football to bring young people from his community together to encourage peaceful co-existence.
The Honourable MP was speaking at the Congo Town field during the grand finale between College Road Strikers and the Congo Town Wharf United. The month old ‘Inter-Constituency Post Ebola Recovery’ football tournament, sponsored by AMR Gold, was set up with the hope of becoming a way of unifying youths from the various constituencies.
A delegation from the Universal Peace Federation today Wednesday 11th November 2015, paid a courtesy call on Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley at the Mission’s Chancery in Seoul.
The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) Electoral Commission has declared candidates who vied for the various executive positions in the National Executive of the Sierra Leone Reporters Union.
That tax payers’ cash used to purchase vehicle with registration number 70 SL 46 for the use of the Sierra Leone Army, is utilized with reckless abandon by some members of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) in the party’s bye-election rally,
Fambul Tok International has embarked on a nationwide community healing and reconciliation campaign, aimed at healing wounds caused by differences that emerged within and between communities and families; due to the advent of the Ebola Virus Disease.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has engaged over 15 government ministries, agencies and departments (MDAs) on the need to popularize the Integrity Pacts geared towards combating corruption and getting MDAs to committing themselves to help in the fight against corruption.
Speaking during the engagement meeting, the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara said in order to further enhance public integrity, the National Anti-Corruption Commission Strategy of 2014—2018 provides the strategic approach and definitive action plan which compels all ministries, departments and agencies to integrate anti-corruption measures in their institutions.
The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has described internal auditors as key stakeholders in the fight against corruption. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara made this statement at the opening session of a two-day workshop for internal auditors of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) at the Cathedral Hall in Freetown.
Director of Public Education and Outreach Department at the Anti-Corruption Commission has said the Agenda for Prosperity is a roadmap, expressing a commitment to change for improving the socio-economic profile of Sierra Leone. Madam Koloneh Sankoh was speaking on the topic "the Role of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Achieving the Goals of the Agenda for Prosperity" at a symposium marking the 35th anniversary celebrations of the Institute for Public Administration and Management, (IPAM) at the Miatta Conference Center in Freetown.
President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 10 November, 2015, urged the National Commission for Children to achieve its mandate and set the standards and relevance of the commission to the people of Sierra Leone. The commission is charged with the responsibility to monitor and coordinate the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Part Three of the Children’s Act, improving the condition or welfare of the children of Sierra Leone as well as advising government on policies that are compatible to the CRC.
The Anti-Corruption Commissioner has said "justice is the wheel of the chariot of good governance" in any country, and that for democracy to grow, the Justice Sector must be strengthened. Joseph F. Kamara was speaking at a three-day African Judicial Dialogue conference entitled
By Mohamed Kai The Head of the Legal Team representing Dr. David Tam Baryoh in a legal tussle with the Independent Media Commission, Lawyer Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai has said that the indefinite suspension of the popular Monologue Radio Programme on Citizen Radio (104.7 FM) by the Independent Media Commission (IMC) was an abuse of the due process and further violates the Commission’s Act of No.12 of 2000.
The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) has at the weekend compensated property owners in the Bombali and Tonkolili District for the usage of their land and damage of food crops in the ongoing construction work across the districts.
The compensation was paid to twelve members across the two districts, with Tonkolili district having the majority of beneficiaries in the compensation ceremony held at the Konikie Barrina Chiefdom in Makali town, Matotoka Town in the Tonkolili District and Mariki, Paki- Masabang Chiefdom in the Bombali District.
The Charge d’Affairs, Embassy of Sierra Leone, People’s Republic of China, Madam Kumba Alice Momoh on Saturday 7th November, paid shimmering tributes to the people and Government of China for their great contribution to Sierra Leone during the country’s battle against the dreadful ebola disease, referring to their support as “something exceptional”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sierra Leone Ebola-free. It said that 42 days have passed since the last person to be infected with Ebola in the country had given a second negative blood test. The 42-day period is the equivalent of two Ebola virus incubation periods.
Many children these days have followed the wrong path; they no longer listen to adults or heed to the advice of elders like in days gone by. Most parents in this modern age don’t have total control over their children, some of whom have become menaces to society.
The West Africa- Researcher at Amnesty International, Sabrina Mahtani has presented a position paper that calls on the government to cancel the ban which prohibits pregnant girls’ from attending schools.
The ceremony took place at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex, Kingtom in Freetown
Action Aid Sierra Leone a non-governmental organization has held a one day national stakeholders orientation meeting on Promoting Rights in School Concept in a bid to strengthen the educational system in the country.
As the first Sierra Leonean woman is being sworn in as Commissioner in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) on Thursday 5th November 2015 presented its report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) at its 57th Session in Banjul, The Gambia.
The Government Consultant pathologist in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Semion Owiss Koroma has on Tuesday 3rd November tendered in evidence the postmortem result of the remains of one Mushod Salieu Kamara who was allegedly murdered by a private soldier, Musa Bangura of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces. The accused, Musa Bangura is facing one count charge of murder.