His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has declared tougher measures to curb the increasing spate of examination malpractices when he addressed the opening of the newly Comprehensive Primary School at No.9 community in Freetown.
“Examination malpractice destroys the soul of our education system and we must all support the current efforts by the Anti-Corruption Commission, ACC, to pursue all those involved in examination malpractice.
The Ministry of Finance in collaboration with MDAs and stakeholders in the Local Council Committee over the weekend ended a two day seminar to discuss the Annual Review of Formula Based Grants’ Distribution for Financial Year (FY) 2020.
The Grant Distribution Formula System is consistent with section 55 of the Local Council Act 2004 which states that: “the Local Government Finance Committee is recommended to grant allocation to each Local Council and indicate the formula used in arriving at the various amounts allocated to the 22 local councils across the country.
More than three hundred (300) vulnerable young girls have benefitted from a massive donation of learning materials by Angels to Angels Sierra Leone.
The donation ceremony which took place at D’z Bazaar, PWD Junction, Kissy east of Freetown was well-attended. Speaking before the distribution of the packages, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Angels to Angels SL, Fatu Quinie Sesay recalled that her non-governmental organization started this venture some ten years ago. She added that she and her colleagues thought it fit to assist vulnerable young girls who had lost their parents or found themselves in unfortunate for which they were not personally responsible.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has told the formal opening of school facilities in Constituency 132 in Freetown that his government will continue to invest in quality education for sustainable national development.
He thanked the Sierra Leone Peoples Party, SLPP, Member of Parliament for Constituency 132, Honourable Ibrahim Tawa Conteh, and his people for inviting him to the launch, adding that the government would continue to dedicate 21 percent of national budget to education and open access to every Sierra Leonean child regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, religion, or region.
“My Government believes that education is a critical enabler of national development. We shall, therefore, spare no expense because we know the cost of ignorance and we know the cost of lagging behind in development. Our new Sierra Leone refuses to languish in backwardness. This is our new pathway and we will succeed as a nation because we are investing in young people,” he said.
Youth for Enlightened Society Sierra Leone has mediated peace between Elders and Youths at Songo Town.
According to the organization, mutual respect is a key element to peace, unity and development, adding that inclusion of youths in major decision-making processes in society will help young people feel recognized and realize their role in community development.
The Jamiatul Baiti Nurr Mosque otherwise known as Limba Mosque situated at 10 Peacock Lane in Freetown has over the weekend ordained Sheik Yusuf Simbo Samura as its Chief Imam.
President of the Jamiatul Baiti Nurr Mosque Abu Bakarr Beebe Kamara pointed out during the colorful ceremony that the Jamma’t has been in existence since 1961; preaching rich cultural and religious morals within its environs.
He said the jamma’t has been struggling for decades to achieve this glorious day, adding that they are also proud of now having a primary school.
NATCOM Director of Consumer and Industry Affairs Smart Kokofele
National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), in collaboration with the Universal Access Development Fund (UADF), has embarked on conducting communication access gap survey nationwide, which is aimed at addressing the problems of communication access in the country.
The move, according to Smart Kokofele, NATCOM Deputy Director of Consumer and Industry Affairs, is a remedial measure aimed at addressing the problems of mobile and internet penetration in the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), in collaboration with the Family Farming Platform in Sierra Leone, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 29th and 30th August 2019 ended a two-day Multi-Stakeholders’ Engagement and Working on the Implementation of the United Nations’ Decade of Family Farming in Sierra Leone 2019 – 2028.
Held at the conference hall of DOHAS Hotel, Towama Road in Bo, the two-day engagement attracted over 40 Agriculture officers from all districts across the country.
Citizens in Freetown have expressed their dissatisfaction over the way and manner the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) publicly displayed some citizens following allegation that they were involved in examination malpractice in the ongoing private WASSCE at Fatibu Technical Secondary School in Wellington, Freetown.
The issue of examination malpractices has become alarming in the country, and some of these malpractices are caused by leakage of examination questions, impersonation by hiring someone to take examination on behalf of the right student or foreign materials smuggled into the exam hall by the students among other malpractices.
Podcast comments by England Legend Gary Lineker were published in one of today’s UK tabloids and made social media rounds claiming that his 25 year old son Harry Lineker “nearly lost his life“ whilst filming in Sierra Leone on Sunday at the country’s national stadium during the FIFA 2022 Qatar pre Qualifiers between Sierra Leone and Liberia.
To many Sierra Leoneans, the name SedyuSadaka may be a distant reality, but for the two hundred and seventy-five boys and girls between age five to fourteen at Oba in Funkia, the Spain-based musician is God sent. Like most parents in the predominantly fishing slum community at Goderich in the outskirts of Freetown, fishing is the source of livelihood. With extreme poverty, and scant opportunities for growth, the likelihood for the kids growing up in the slum area to take over from their parents as fishermen or women and fishmongers was great. Thanks to the Diamond School of Arts and Culture, the kids now have a real shot at life beyond the bay area.
When Mighty Blackpool Football Club in Sierra Leone former footballer, Tombo Juice heard about young JumaJalloh’s football potentials, he immediately got him for trials at the Craig Bellamy Football Academy. Located at Tombo, a small fishing village that is a two-hour drive from the capital, Freetown, Juma instantly made an impact when on his first week at the Academy, he scored a goal for his team. He became an immediate sensation. The coaches asked for his passport-sized photograph for him to be enrolled at the Academy. Unfortunately, it did not happen.The then 15-year-old Juma, like previously, got sick and had to return to his parents in the city.
One of the best 5 Star hotels in Freetown, Sierra Leone - Golden Tulip Kimbima Essential Hotel has signed a partnership agreement with the LAKE Productions (SL) Limited, the organizers of the biggest annual entertainment award - the National Entertainment Award 2019 edition slated for 23rd December 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel.
Almost two years since he left office, former President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 13th September, 2019 met with his successor, President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
This is the second closed door meeting between the two men. But it is the first that was made public. The first closed door meeting between the two men that was not made public was the one prior to the start of the ongoing Commissions of Inquiry (COIs).
The Public Relations Officer of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Margaret Murray has stated that the ACC Commissioner will not resign his position despite calls for him to do so by some people accusing him of breaching the constitutional rights of suspects. She made this disclosure following the release of at least four suspects who were allegedly caught in examination malpractice in the ongoing private WASSCE.
Contrary to claims circulated by one Edward Massaquoi that the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Lusine Kallon “abused his authority and used impersonation to hijack” his agriculture project, AYV investigations reveal that there are two projects with similar names; with one of them being totally under the control of the Youth Affairs Ministry while the other is not, and had never been.
It could be recalled that sometime in July 2019, Edward Massaquoi who claims to be a US Navy Veteran circulated a letter to various institutions including the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) leveling scathing allegations Lusine Kallon, Deputy Youth Minister.
An Islamic humanitarian Alhaji Musa Tarawally has facilitated the sum of Le.7.5 billion to flood victims at Wellington, Kanikay and Tombo through the Ummah Welfare Trust, a UK-based Islamic NGO. Speaking to the beneficiaries, Alhaji Musa Tarawally said: “I bring you greetings from President Bio and I appreciate him for giving the Trust the free hand to support you all without state interference. The President is happy that my friends I have been working with over the years established an organization called: Ummah Welfare Trust.”
Reports about a proposed protest by a group referring to itself as Concerned Sierra Leoneans have been making the rounds on social media over the past couple of weeks.
In addressing this rumor, the management of the Sierra Leone Police called a press conference to advice members of the general public and particularly members of the All People’s Congress party to distance and disassociate their party from such a protest because part of the reason for the protest according to Concerned Sierra Leoneans was to demonstrate for alleged wrongs done to the APC.
The Founder and Director, Rescue Ship Foundation SL, Donstance Koroma has called on the ministries of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education and Transport and Aviation to create ramps and rails in all school buses to enable physically-challenged pupils using wheelchairs and crutches to have easy access into the buses.
The Public Relations Officer of Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) Tejan Israel Jah has said it was inhuman and unconstitutional for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to parade suspects publicly without finding them guilty, adding that such action is against the law of the country.
When Mighty Blackpool Football Club in Sierra Leone former footballer, Tombo Juice heard about young Juma Jalloh’s football potentials, he immediately got him for trials at the Craig Bellamy Football Academy.
Located at Tombo, a small fishing village that is a two-hour drive from the capital, Freetown, Juma instantly made an impact when on his first week at the Academy, he scored a goal for his team. He became an immediate sensation. The coaches asked for his passport-sized photograph for him to be enrolled at the Academy. Unfortunately, it did not happen.The then 15-year-old Juma, like previously, got sick and had to return to his parents in the city.
Juma had big dreams. He wanted to play football and make it big at the international scene in Europe. He modeled himself around his icon, the German International and Vice-Captain of Bayern Munich, Thomas Muller.
To many Sierra Leoneans, the name Sedyu Sadaka may be a distant reality, but for the two hundred and seventy-five boys and girls between age five to fourteen at Oba in Funkia, the Spain-based musician is God sent. Like most parents in the predominantly fishing slum community at Goderich in the outskirts of Freetown, fishing is the source of livelihood. With extreme poverty, and scant opportunities for growth, the likelihood for the kids growing up in the slum area to take over from their parents as fishermen or women and fishmongers was great. Thanks to the Diamond School of Arts and Culture, the kids now have a real shot at life beyond the bay area.
Although the concept of financial and economic inclusion may be seen as foreign to most people in Sierra Leone, the country is witnessing phenomenon which we can construe as a growing number of people being at risk of financial and economic exclusion.
Relative of Alieu Omotosho and daughter (Kadiatu Omotosho) have declared them missing after Alieu Omotosho fled from the village about ONE month ago due to some traditional offence that left the female Secret Society hut/bush burnt down and properties desecrated. It could be recalled that in MAY 2016, the mother of Alieu Omotosho who
Happens to be the head of the popularly known Bondo traditional society meant purely for girls/women passed away in MASEMRA Village Bombali District.
Recognising Top-Ranking Individuals And Organisations Across The Global Banking Industry
The MD (right) Ade adebiyi picking up the awards from the organizers of the International Banker Awards in London.
The International Banker Awards 2019 are established to recognize top-ranking individuals and organizations setting new benchmarks for performance and pushing the boundaries within the financial industry.
President Julius Maada Bio yesterday 10th September, 2019 made a public apology on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for the display of citizens at the cotton tree on allegations of corruption.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has expressed Japan’s commitment and determination to advance technical cooperation with Sierra Leone by supporting employment creation efforts with the private sector.
The Japanese Prime Minister held a 15 minutes summit Meeting with President Julius Maada Bio, of Sierra Leone, in Yokohama, Japan where he expressed hope to strengthen bilateral business relations, as well as willingness to support nation-building and human resource development of Sierra Leone.