As the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) intensifies its engagement with religious pundits, students of the Diakonia Theological College and Christian Religious Leaders from the East End of Freetown, have praised the ACC for explaining the Anti-Corruption Act and Strategy from the Bible. This happened in a seminar organized by the College on Saturday 31st October, 2015 at the Flaming Bible Church in Wellington.
By: Julius Maada Bio Media and Communications Team
The former Head of State, Rtd. Brig. Bio has concluded the second phase of his social mobilisation with a tour of his home district of Bonthe in the Southern Region.
Speaking in Mattru Jong on Wednesday 28th October as part of his social mobilisation to encourage citizens not to be complacent, Rtd. Brig. Bio pleaded with the people to continue to comply with all the hygiene practices related to Ebola and the protocols in place until Sierra Leone is declared free of the virus. He stated that he was impressed with the efforts being made to eradicate the virus in the district and thanked the people of Bonthe for effectively tackling the Ebola menace.
His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has lauded the enviable role of the European Union (EU) towards the development of Sierra Leone in various sectors including infrastructure, energy, agriculture, health and education.
Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Shollay Davies has articulated Sierra Leone's position, in support of the draft Nigerian resolution entitled; "Facilitating International Cooperation and the Return of Recovered Assets and Proceeds of crime to countries of origin" at the 6th Session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) at St. Petersburg, Russia.
Addressing staff of the Koinadugu District Health Management Team, the Chief Medical Officer and Team Lead, Dr. Brima Kargbo commended staff for the hard work in the fight to contain the Ebola virus disease in their district, observing that lots have been done and encouraged them to do more.
The visit he said, aimed at reviewing district level preparedness for establishing and sustaining minimum standards in all health facilities.
In a bid to guarantee accountability in the utilization of government resources, the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Finance, chaired by Hon Hassan Sherriff, in its oversight functions has launched a rigorous investigation into the use of the 2015 budget allocations of Local Councils countrywide.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon, Diana Konomani in the company of the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Balogun Koroma; The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Dr. Kelifala Marah, the Deputy Minister or Political Affairs, Hon. Karamoh Kabba. Development, The Ambassador to Russia H.E Sahr Yambasu, Paramount Chiefs from the North; the National Union APC Student (NUAS) stormed Kono past Sunday, 25th October, 2015.
As Sierra Leone looks forward with great optimism to being declared Ebola free on Saturday 7 November, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has intimated the European Union delegation that the government remains engaged in winning the fight against Ebola as well as reengaging and implementing the programmes set out in the Agenda for Prosperity. He made this statement during a courtesy call on him at State House on Monday 2 November, 2015 by representatives of the EU parliament. The delegation is in the country to assess the long term consequences of the Ebola outbreak and how to address those challenges moving forward.
In an exclusive interview with this medium about the newly commissioned bottling plant, the Technical Manager of Sierra Leone Bottling Company (SLBC) Ltd, Edward Abib explained that the newly commissioned state-of-the-art bottling machine was specifically designed for Sierra Leone.
A team from the Aviation Department at Lungi together with one Dominik, Manager of Versatile Air Services has visited the Mayor of the Bonthe Municipal Council for the resumption of Air Taxi Service to the Island.
They say money is the root of all evil, yet the irony of all times is that it is actually the lifeblood of every nation and organization. Without money, nothing moves forward. It is the choicest commodity in any Institution seconded only by commitment.
Empowering community people with anti-corruption messages is crucial as fighting corruption required collective efforts by all Sierra Leoneans. As such, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Region office on Thursday 29th October 2015 held an outreach meeting with the people of Makari, Mankneh Section, Makari-Gbanti Chiefdom, Bombali District.
One of Sierra Leone’s highly respected men of God, Bishop Abu Koroma of the Flaming Evangelical Ministries together with pastors and senior members of his congregation, yesterday, Thursday 29th October 2015, visited the Africa Young Voices Media Empire on Tower Hill Freetown.
The presiding Magistrate of Court N0.6 in Freetown, Magistrate Serray Wurie has issued a Bench Warrant for one Idrissa Sesay and his two sureties for deliberately abandoning court sittings after he was granted bail with the sum of Twenty Million Leones including two sureties.
Director of Finance at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has said accountants and chartered accountants are at better position to fight corruption in Sierra Leone giving the nature of work they do by recording and communicating financial statements of both private and public entities.Mr. Sheku Kanu was making a presentation on the topic: Mitigating Corruption in the Public Sector: The Role of the Accounting Profession to students of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Mary Kingsley Auditorium, Fourah Bay College, Freetown.
Action Aid International Sierra Leone, a nongovernmental organization has on Thursday donated vegetable seed and cooked food to the Back Yard Gardener and the flood victims at the Morie Ojuku and Bottom Oku community in the east of Freetown in a bid to assist them after the Ebola scourge in the country.
Youth leaders of the All Peoples Congress have in their messages of felicitation at the just concluded annual conference of the APC National Youth League Intensify their calls for more time to be given to President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to continue as National Chairman and Leader of the All Peoples Congress to ensure the party remains united and fit to continue in governance after the 2018 elections. This call was further concretized as a resolution of the just concluded annual conference of the National Youth League.
The Department of Births and Deaths in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has generated over Two Hundred Million Leones revenue through the department’s National Revenue Authority Branch for the period of January 2014 to September 2015.
The Northern headquarter townof Makeni was past weekend painted red as the National Youth League of the All People’s Congress (APC) party held its National Youth Conference which commenced past Friday 23 October and ended on Saturday, 24th October 2015 at Makeni University (UNIMAK) in Makeni with the theme: "Taking Lessons From The Past and Current State of Affairs of the APC, What can the Youth offer to Sustain the Party in Governance."
The Minister of Energy, Amb. Henry Olufumi Macauley today signed a Compact with the UK Government through the Minister of State for DFID, the Right Honourable Grant Shappes, at the Facebook Headquarters in London.
The Minister of Information and Communications Honourable Alhaji Alpha B S Kanu (first from right, front row in photo) has commended staff of the Legal Aid Board for the tremendous work they have been doing in providing legal aid for the less privileged who cannot afford the cost of hiring a lawyer to represent them in a court of law. This was contained in a Ministry of Information report filed by Siraju Jalloh.
In Atlanta, representatives from both institutions explained the purpose of their visit and their institutional operations using PowerPoint presentations. On the side of NASSIT, Mr. Joe Hassan Kalokoh who is head of Research, Planning and Actuarial Division, projected a well structured and flashy presentation providing an overview of all NASSIT activities, their current strategy to allow Diaspora participation and what the institution stands for. The Managing Director of HFC, Mr. Ahmed Kamara also did a full length presentation on their products and method of accessing them from overseas.
The need for a Regional Approach to end the Ebola Fight is one of the key messages of President Ernest Bai Koroma to the People of Port Loko during his most recent Social mobilisation visits to the District. The President was in the District Headquarter of Port Loko to thank all those that have contributed to what can now be referred as the apparent victory over the dreadful Ebola disease. Appealing for compliance to the Ebola Bye Laws, cautioning against complacency, warning against stigmatisation and drumming support for the Ebola Survivors, were some of the other themes the President based his address.
The current Syrian quagmire which has spilled over to Europe in the form of the refugee crisis gives grounds for a review of relationships between the power brokers, the “Western” alliance of the US and Western Europe regarding the kind of support, engagement, neutrality, opposition and wars with the rest of the world. The west has highlighted political and economic principles as a major factor in engaging with the rest of the world, notably, promoting the democratic process and open economies. Measures have been taken to realise the latter, enshrined in treaties like the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other multilateral and bilateral agreements. It is the political front that holds the greatest challenge. The west must accept a non- optimal democratic scenario in countries that in many ways owe their problems when Europe arranged the world map in the form of nation states that in many ways had no bearing on how the inhabitants in those countries had lived, relate to neighbouring tribes, ethnic and religious groups and states.