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.
Salimatu N'jai Koroma has said that the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education is very impressed with the positive strides that the Queen Elizabeth 11 Academy is making in the promotion of education in the country.
She made this statement when she represented the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Mr. Alpha Osman Timbo, at the Tenth Graduation, Certification and Awards Ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II Academy on First Street in Kissy in the east of Freetown.
My administration promised increased access to cost effective communications for home use and businesses; establish an Electronic Governance system to manage government business electronically; develop IT infrastructure resilience by multiple back up services for all government documents in all ministries; ensure that health records, land records, etc. are secured with enhanced broadband access across the country; and improve rural telecommunications, and create customer choice and affordability
The University of Sierra Leone, Institute of Public Administration & Management (IPAM) and the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI) have agreed to create an Innovation Hub. Representatives of the two institutions have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to share knowledge, and support local innovation and entrepreneurship in Sierra Leone.
Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will attend the 6th International Development Africa Forum in Casablanca.
These three engagements have been scheduled for today 7th to 16th March 2019.
At Harvard University, according to the Office of the Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman, President Bio will honour the invitation of the Harvard University President, Larry Bacow to deliver a Distinguished Lecture at the Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School.
Currently, only 13% of Sierra Leone’s population has access to internet. Bakarr Tarawally, Communication Manager of the country’s ICT ministry and member of the Internet Society Sierra Leone (ISOC-SL), bemoaned the fact during a meeting of the ISOC-SL.
According to the official, this is due to the lack of investments in the private sectors. This undermines the credibility of the government that made important investments, since 2011, to build fibre optics on the country's coast
The Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers, (SLIE), and the Professional Engineers Registration Council, (PERC), have met with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House to update him on their activities.
Professor Jonas Redmond-Sawyer of SLIE said the institution was a body aimed at fostering the practice of engineering in Sierra Leone, saying that they were delighted about the President’s pronouncement, during his State Opening address in Parliament, to partner with professional bodies like SLIE in addressing issues of development in the country.
The Chief Minister, Professor David Francis at the recent launch of the Solade Adams Public Lecture Series and commissioning of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology Library and Science Laboratory, stated that it is very important that public lectures create the platform for lecturers and students to discuss issues as well as engage students.
Speaking also, the daughter of the late Solade Adams said her father was a depository of knowledge, a rousing orator, and an outstanding father who mentored many people; had great integrity, pursued excellence and believed in sound quality education to make the world a better place. She added that her late father was a great humanitarian, a modest man and that the family is proud of the honor.
Managing Director of Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company (SIERRATEL) Senesie Kallon has stated that by the end of December 2019, the company would have expanded its 4G LTE network from a paltry number of 31 stations to 70.
He was speaking to AYV recently in an interview conducted at his Wallace Johnson Street headquarters office in Freetown.
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Information and Communication with support from the Council of Europe has commenced a three-day workshop on Cyber Crime at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
The workshop which brought together key sector stakeholders is geared towards putting in place, the first national criminal legislation aimed at protecting society against cyber crime and permissible use of electronic evidence in court.
Three Chinese nationals and one Sierra Leonean have been incarcerated at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road by Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street.
The four accused persons include: Qui Liang Bin, Zhou Xian Cam, Wu Zhi Rui and Ibrahim Abubakar Luvian Sesay. They are charged with very grave criminal offences, contrary to law.
Africa-China Tech for Social Impact (ACT-SI) is set to strengthen Africa’s technology through partnership with China by exploring how Africans are using technology to create social solutions, at the same time, seeking opportunities for Chinese collaboration and investment in African technology.
The Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) Managing Director, Board Chairman, Chief Commercial Officer and two others have left the shores of Sierra Leone to attend a meeting with other consortium members in Conakry, Guinea.
The high-powered delegation from SALCAB (Sierra Leone Cable Limited) will hold a week-long ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) seminar organized by GUILAB in the Guinean capital, Conakry.
SALCAB main station at Aberdeen Beach Road in Freetown
By Prince C. Kamara
Ismael Kebbay, Managing Director of Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) has informed this press that the wholesale cost of internet bandwidth has been reduced by 48%.
He made this disclosure during a recent press conference held at the company’s Aberdeen Beach Road office in Freetown. Kebbay mentioned that 48% bandwidth cost reduction for IP transit and lease circuit is in line with President Bio’s New Direction for expansion of telecom services. He was speaking during the launching of the company's new national fibre bundle.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB), Sorie Fofanah described the situation at SALCAB that was inherited by the president Julius Maada Bio administration as “a total mess.”
He did not elaborate but sufficed to say that he would not want to prejudice the ongoing investigations by letting the cat out of the bag. Mr. Fofanah was speaking to a galaxy of journalists on in the conference of SALCAB at Lumley in Freetown on Friday 16th November, 2018 during his first press conference since he assumed office as SALCAB Chairman.
The Senior Examinations Officer at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Goderich Campus, Richard Koddah on Thursday 8th November 2018 informed the media that two students were caught for impersonation during the conduct of the second semester reference examinations at the college on Wednesday 7th November 2018 and handed over to the police for further investigations.
President Julius Maada Bio yesterday Monday 29th October, 2018 unveiled Sierra Leone’s first Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) at State House, to support government’s delivery on development and boost innovation and entrepreneurship.
After a week-long nationwide tour of all thirty-two ADM (Add-Drop Mutiplexer) sites, the Managing Director of SALCAB (Sierra Leone Cable Limited), Ishmael Kebbay has promised to work very hard to replace about 34km of damaged Fibre Optic Cable across the country.
Between Masiaka and Jaiama Sewafe, there is 24km of damaged aerial Fibre Optic Cable.
Members of the Committee on Information and Commination of the Fifth Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Monday 1st October 2018 interacted with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and GSMs operators on the expansion and challenges of ICT in the country.
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