IPAM Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Prof. Samuel E.B Nonie
Professor Samuel E.B Nonie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) University of Sierra Leone over the weekend revealed to the people of the Northern region through radio Hope 93.3 fm that the institution is very much concern about the massive failure in West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) more especially in mathematics and English Language.
A team from the Legal Board including its Executive Director, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has toured the new Pretrial Detention and Simulation Center in Kissi Town in Waterloo.
The facility will host remand inmates and those who will be sentence to prison terms below three years by the Magistrate Court in Waterloo.Those who are convicted for felonious offences such as murder, Sexual Penetration, rape will serve their sentences at the Pademba Road Correctional Center.
Cross section of residents of Regent and other communities at the engagement
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), through its Public Education and Outreach Department, has engaged residents of Mortomeh, Madina, Looking Town, Bathurst, S.S. Camp and Regent communities, on the roles and responsibilities of citizens in combating bribery and other forms of corruption at community level.
The re-run bye election at Constituency 043, Wara Wara Bafodiya in the Koinadugu district held over the weekend left the main opposition, All People’s Congress (APC) party celebrating, after defeating the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
The Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Patricia Laverley has said the department responsible to do the payment, has been instructed to disburse the money for the payment of Sierra Leone's debt to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), which she said, would be done before the end of the weekend past.
His Excellency, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has departed Sierra Leone last evening of yesterday to attend the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in New York City scheduled for the 17 – 30 September 2019.
After various successful raids on Special Rooms and Special houses for Examination Malpractice over the past few weeks, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Saturday 21st September 2019, embarked on a nation-wide monitoring of Examination Centers in the Western Area and several
Memunatu Pratt and Amb. Anthony Navo Jr. after singing the MOU…
On the 20th September 2019, the Africa Young Voices Media Empire signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The signing of this historic Memorandum of Understanding came in at a time when AYV has been supportive in pushing the dreams of the Ministry of Tourism.
The signing of the MOU took place at the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, 28B Kinghaman Road, Brookfields, Freetown in the presence of officials of the ministry and AYV.
The Ministry of Tourism and cultural affairs is tasked with the responsibility of contributing to the transformation of Sierra Leone into a middle-income country through exercise of its mandate as the promotion of Tourism is a critical issue for many developing countries of which Sierra Leone is not an exception.
The Africa Young Voices media is one of the leading multimedia institutions in the country which has greatly contributed in shaping the media landscape in Sierra Leone by changing the narrative of the entire media landscape. AYV over the years has transformed young prodigy into a portfolio of potentials.
According to the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affair Mrs. Memunatu Pratt, this MOU is a significant step for working together in the future of touristic development and projecting Sierra Leone on International Stage.
She further disclosed that over the years the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and Africa Young Voices Media Empire have been great allies in promoting tourism and supporting the work of the tourism sector.
Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr. who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Young Voices Media Empire said; such MOU would solidified the existing bond between the two institutions as AYV has the platform to project Sierra Leone beyond the borders of Sierra Leone.
Amb. Navo Jr. congratulated the Minister Pratt in changing the narrative of Sierra Leone and sated that other institutions should do the same in the area of partnership and working together in developing Sierra Leone by projecting the country’s image high. The Ambassador described the MOU as a historic Partnership.
Dennis Amara Turay aka Kao Denero is a legend when it comes to hip-hop music in sierra Leone and across the African continent with over ten platinum albums to his name and his consistency level in the music industry has paved the way for him in so many areas, more especially in terms of awards and international recognition.
The new High Commissioner of the United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain to Sierra Leone, Mr. Simon Mustard, presented his letters of credence to His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday 18th September 2019, at State House in Freetown.
The Team for Kenema district’s representative for Miss Sierra Leone Beauty Pageant 2019, Queen Margaedah Michaella Samai aka ‘Kella’ has met the country’s local media to update them on plans to win the contest slated for tomorrow Saturday 21st September, 2019 in Freetown.
In a bid to actualize President Bio’s pledge of increasing domestic revenue to 20% of gross domestic product by 2023, the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has embarked on series of activities geared towards making the commitment a reality. Practical and concrete steps have been taken within the institution to breathe life into words, and actualize the president’s dream.
Despite the fact that as part of its agenda to transform Freetown, the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) in partnership with the Freetown City Council (FCC) is enforcing the use of footpaths along the main streets of Freetown to ensure free pedestrian and vehicular movements, traders are not allowing this to happen.
The Deputy Minister of Youth, Hon. Lusine Kallon has today, Wednesday 18th September, 2019 toured the east end of Freetown to peacefully resolve the proposed strike action of the Sierra Leone Commercial Motor Bike Riders Union.
This move was necessitated by the heightened internal conflict among members and a reported external interference.
A team of scientists and technologists led by Laura Boykin, a biomolecular researcher and a senior TED fellow, have met with His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio to discuss the first ever Molecular Sequencing and Diagnostics practical training in Sierra Leone.
Chief Innovation Officer, Dr David MoininaSengeh, who presented the team, said that the delegation was in the country to host the first-ever molecular sequencing and diagnostics exercise and to provide hands-on training for researchers and academics in Sierra Leone on wet lab and portable DNA sequencing technologies. He said they would also develop a programme for the early diagnostics of cassava diseases with a goal to increase yield.
High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Sierra Leone, Birender Singh Yadav, has met His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio to discuss possible means of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to meet your Excellency President Julius Maada Bio. I hope to further discuss ways of deepening and widening more areas of cooperation for the benefit of the two countries,” he said.
Parts of the dog’s meat that remain in one of the kitchens
A very chaotic and disturbing incident happened at the Red pump community in the west of Freetown in the early hours of yesterday 18th September, 2019 after a pregnant woman and dozens of children and elderly people ate a whole mad dog that was sold to them in place of a goat meat.
According to victims who fed on the dog meat, a community woman identified as Kawota brought to them a bowl full of meat to be sold at a cost of Le15,000 per pound.
Sierra Leone’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested and detained 5 people who are suspected to be part of those planning to hold a public protest in the country as widely circulated on social media lately.
The said protest, which was slated to hold today 19th September has not been a welcomed on in the view of the Sierra Leone Police for fear of creating public unrest.
The Sierra Leone Bar Association has updated the local media on concerns relating to latest state security lapses, human rights violations and rule of law in the country.
The Association met the press at the Harry Yansanneh hall in Freetown where representatives from the Office of National Security, Sierra Leone Police, Human Rights advocacy groups, Civil Society organizations and the National Electoral Commission among others were all summoned to discuss the burning trend.
Contestants for this year’s Miss Sierra Leone Beauty Pageantry have called at State House to pay a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio ahead of Saturday’s contest.
First Lady Mrs. Fatima Bio, who presented the contestants, thanked the President for hosting the team, saying that it was an honour to be around them. She said that they were meeting the President to officially inform him about the contest because the New Direction Government believed in youth empowerment.