Developing the Tourism sector is one of the priorities of the present government. In an effort to develop tourism sectors in the country the ministry of Tourism and cultural Affair has held a day consultative workshop on Island tourism development in the country.
The workshop was geared towards developing a blueprint for island tourism development in the country.
SIERRA LEONE'S ECONOMIC AWAKENING - A Way Forward! (Part 2)
After the Slave Trade, the shores of Sierra Leone were choicest to abandon free slaves and that ushered in some form of neo-civilisation which fueled certain colonial practices which subjected the superior practices of the fore fathers. The Slave traders came in with sheer brute and labelled our people primitive. For the records, the fore fathers farmed, fed and lived healthy lives, with no records of strange illnesses even though they were not as "sophisticated" as we are today.
Since late 2018 to date, there have been at least eight (8) murders at Jorpoh Farm, Waterloo in the Far East of Freetown.
It could be recalled that eleven accused persons have been remanded at the maximum security prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrates’ Court No.2 for allegedly murdering one Francis Kamara aka ‘Obluffa’.
Head Teacher of Rural Education Committee (REC) Primary School at Bassa Town Waterloo Yearie Darboh has called on the government to help secure the school land from encroachers in the community. Madam Yearie Darboh made this clarion call while updating AYV about their challenges.
Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Rokel Commercial Bank, Commerce and Mortgage Bank, FIBank, Skye Bank and Western Union will now be operating from 9:am to 4:pm every Saturday commencing 1st September 2019.
After successfully introducing the Automated System for Custom Data (ASYCUDA) at strategic tax generating points across the country, the National Revenue Authority (NRA) and commercial banks on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Water Quay Cline Town Freetown, launched the Saturday Operation in order to meet the demand of customers and to fast-track the operations of customs at the Water Quay and other tax generating points across the country.
It’s been more than 15 years since the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war – and later a devastating Ebola outbreak – both of which combined to make an underperforming economy difficult to revive.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa, indeed in the entire world. Nearly two in three youths in the country are unemployed or underemployed. This reality pushes thousands each year to seek work abroad, often through irregular routes.
The Minister of Lands, Housing and Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy has stated that the Customary Land Rights and Land Commission Bills Development will serve as binding document (s) to help regulate the legal acquisition and proper management of customary lands in the country. This was revealed during a day’s National Land Policy Implementation Steering Committee Meeting at the Saint Anthony’s Parish Hall in Freetown.
Eight former African presidents, including Sierra Leone, will participate in the launching today of the Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) in Ghana
The two-day conference, commencing September 4 and ending today, is organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany and the Government of Norway. (Photo: Late Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General).
Minister of Energy Alhaji Kanja Ibrahim Sesay, in collaboration with a crack team of EDSA electricity thieves’ investigators are currently discovering loads of individuals in the habit of stealing electricity through rouge connections.
One of the very first electricity bandit caught by Energy Minister Alhaji Kanja Sesay’s crack squad of electricity thief investigators is the West Africa Sunshine in a residential area at Aberdeen. It is an estate run by Chinese nationals that are using a transformer that was installed, and runs on Tariff Band One despite the use of the institution’s heavy consuming appliances.
An alleged fraudster, Mannanuel Kwame Kondo of No.1 Johnson Lane at Aberdeen in the Western part of Freetown has been granted bail in the sum of two hundred million Leones by Magistrate Hannah Bonnie presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Pademba Road.
The bail condition indicated that the accused person should produce two credible and reliable sureties who are ready and willing to enter into recognizance on his behalf.
Chief Corporate Service Officer of Africell Joe Abass Bangura has said that 80% of Sierra Leoneans do not have access to financial services in the country. He said this is according to the National Financial Inclusion Strategy paper released by the Bank of Sierra Leone.
Mr. Joe Abass Bangura made this disclosure during the launch of the Bank to Wallet and Wallet to Bank Account mobile service for Sierra Leone initiated by Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) using Africell Money.
Sierra Leonean students that were fortunate to get scholarships to study various subjects in Beijing, China are full of praise for the Chinese government.
In her vote of thanks, Theresa Alpha noted that this is a journey they will never forget and expressed thanks to the Chinese team, the government of Sierra Leone and the People’s Republic of China and others who made it happen. She said China’s diverse cultural norms and atmosphere will continue to grow stronger. Theresa promised on behalf of the whole team that they will obey all laws that guide the country and set a landmark.
Earlier, a farewell ceremony dubbed China Night 2019 brought together 116 Sierra Leonean aspiring students en-route to China, dignitaries from different universities across the country and ministers of government and officials of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone.
Residents at the Bottom Oku Crab Tong community in Wellington are accusing the government of neglecting them after they voted President Julius Maada Bio and the SLPP to power. They say they are yet to have a community health center, secondary school and a police post.
As a way to provide sustainablesolutionto future disasters in coastal communities, the Institute of Marine, Biology and Oceanography (IMBO) has trained representatives from different government agencies and sectors including the Office of National Security, National Tourist Board, Sierra Leone Maritime
Group picture of some of the beneficiaries and the CEO (center)
The Sierra Leone Education and Development (SLED) on Thursday 29th August 2019 observed its 15th anniversary with the presentation of over 34 scholarships to underprivileged pupils in primary, secondary and university at the Buxton Methodist Church Hall, Charles Street in Freetown at which ceremony the Chief Executive
By Abdul Fonti, Communication Strategist in the Office of the President
The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that administrative and academic staffs of the University of Sierra Leone (FBC, COMAHS and IPAM) have not received salaries for July and August 2019, chiefly because of delay on the part of university authorities in submitting staff payroll data.
A press release by the Finance Ministry disclosed that the payroll data submitted had inconsistencies requiring verification.
Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma, arrived in Accra, Ghana, on Monday 2nd September, 2019 to join his peers at the maiden edition of the Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) forum on the theme: “Peace Operations in the Context of Violent Extremism in Africa”.
The government of Sierra Leone has won a major foreign direct investment deal with a Japanese company – ITOCHU Corporation, who has agreed to establish a pineapple farm and processing plant in Sierra Leone.
The first phase of this development will cost around $40 million, which has already been approved.
More than 3,000 jobs are expected to be created by Sierra Tropical Ltd. – the operating company of ITOCHU Corporation in Sierra Leone.
Despite the fact that State Witnesses Paul Sandi former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication, Foday Conteh former Finance Director NATCOM and Mr. Senesie Kallon former Director General NATCOM had all given evidence at Commission 65 alleging that the former Minister of Information and Communication Hon. Mohamed Bangura inappropriately received $44,000, $50,306 and $100,000 respectively from NATCOM and SALCAB during his tenure in cabinet, the latter denied collecting such an amount.
Five music artists comprising Team Best have instructed their legal team to file a lawsuit on Ecobank for what the artists described as “intellectual theft and for using their music to promote the bank’s own interest and benefit” without consulting them and without the consent of the artists.