With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth Service (NYS) yesterday trained over fifty corp members on sexual reproductive health and rights and the demographic dividend at the City Plaza, Wilkinson road in Freetown.
In September, 2018, Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh inaugurated the first batch of 200 national youth graduate corps at the Peace Keeping Military Center at Robgangba, Hastings in the east end of the country’s capital.
The Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles on Monday, February 11 presented a paper on ‘Increasing Access to Justice for women in Remote Communities through Primary Legal Aid Services’ at a two day regional workshop on improving access to justice for women in West Africa, with a focus on Sierra Leone, Liberia and Senegal.
The Director of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency, Timothy Kabba has informed staff and students of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) at the Great Hall of the Goderich campus that oil and gas would soon be discovered in Sierra Leone and that government would attract the best companies to start the mining of oil and gas in the country observing that diamonds have not benefited the country.
The Founder of Project 1808 Dr. Alhaji N’jai has said that they have discovered four new viruses in the country in both animals and humans which are named Chikungunya, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Zika Virus and Dergue. He added that this discovery was made after analyzing 2,000 samples at Ramsey Laboratory and 34 Military Hospital in Freetown. He made this disclosure during a seminar, saying their findings is as a result of a research they conducted in collaboration with a team of virologists from the University of Wisconsin in USA and University of Tokyo and from the University of Sierra Leone.
The Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sadiq Silla, has urged all those engaged in confrontational acts to stop and allow peace to reign in Pujehun District. He moved swiftly to unify the people of the district by resolving personal conflicts.
Sadiq Silla, who served as Chairman of Pujehun District Council for nine years, was speaking in an exclusive interview with this press at his Youyi Building office in Freetown on Monday this week.
He recalled that all hell broke loose on Monday, January 21, in Sahn Malen, chiefdom in Pujehun District between the people of Sahn Malen and SOCFIN Agricultural Company, which had acquired 6,500 hectares of agricultural land from the people in 2011.
The Institute for Government Reform (IGR) has released a perception survey report on what Sierra Leoneans think of the Commissions of Inquiry (COI).
The release which was published on 7th February this year, established the background of the setting up of the Commissions of Inquiry, the commitments of President Julius Maada Bio towards the COI, and it captured voices on how people perceive the COI in the different regions.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has informed the general public that Franklyn Gerald O. Coker, former Resident Engineer of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NaSSIT), who had entered into a settlement agreement with the Commission, to pay back monies he stole in the sum of Five Hundred Million Leones (Le500, 000,000.00) to the State, has paid another tranche of One Hundred Million Leones (Le100, 000,000. 00).
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Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr together with workers of Freetown City Council (FCC) has on Tuesday, February 12 2019, applauded Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company for becoming the first private sector company to support their 'Transform Freetown' initiative project.
The Mayor’s highly praised for the company came at her Wallace Johnson Street office after she received 30 donated ‘Street Rubbish Collection Bins’ with a further 30 more to be presented in the shortest possible time.
Barely a day to Sierra Leone’s biggest and most anticipated reality television shows, 2019 Housemates Salone, all Forty intending young men and women battling to make it into the House on February 14, yesterday visited colleges and universities within the capital of Freetown.
The housemates were overwhelmingly welcomed by managements, lecturers and students at Fourah Bay College, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology and the Institute of Public Administration and Management, among other institutions of higher learning.
Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh together with the Executive Chairman of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency, Brima Baluwa Koroma on Friday, 8th February 2019, made an on-the-spot check on oil marketing companies’ and installation facilities at the Kissy Terminal in Freetown.
The holding facility es of Petroleum Jetty, National Petroleum, and (NP) LEONCO were all inspected to ensure they are in conformity with rules and regulations governing the industry.
Cross Section of Residual Refugees, Stakeholders and NaCSA staff at the session
As part of UNHCR phasing out strategy in 2019, the Government of Sierra Leone through the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has made commitments to take ownership in the coordination of refugee activities with technical support from the Regional Office in Dakar; aiming to facilitate the two available durable solutions (voluntary repatriation and local integration) and to mainstream Locally Integrated refugees into their programme activities for them to become self-reliant.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has conducted three days training for junior and senior staff on Records Management. The event took place at Youyi Building in Freetown, and attracted officials from the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), the Accountant General’s Department and Audit Service Sierra Leone. The objective of the training was to ensure that henceforth staffs are able to properly handle documents in the ministry.
The training was also geared towards capacitating staffs on their different roles on how documents should be handled in the ministry and also to ensure that every single detail is recorded.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with WHO and development partners has commenced a two day Consultative Meeting for the Review of the National Quality of Care Policy and Strategy on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Freetown International Conference Centre, Bintumani Hotel in Freetown.
It could be recalled that in December 2017, Sierra Leone was co-opted into the Global Network for Improving Quality of Care for mothers, newborn and children.
Hon. Justice Monfred Sesay adjudicating over the High Court of Sierra Leone, on Tuesday 12th February this year granted bail in the sum of ten million Leones to one Terry Jawara a teacher at the George Washington Primary School, Peacock Farm, Wellington in the eastern part of Freetown.
The accused person Terry Jawara is charged with the offence of Sexual Penetration of a child under the age of eighteen years old, which negates Section (19) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012 of the laws of Sierra Leone.
An ‘Ariogbo’, a masked devil normally hired to handle and expose witchcraft, cleanse communities off evil deeds and mostly exposing hidden acts, is what is much needed at the ongoing Commissions of Inquiry hosted at the Special Court of Sierra Leone building in Freetown.
Senior officials of the Rokel Commercial and Sierra Leone Commercial Banks, yesterday 12th February, 2019 tendered to the Commissions of Inquiry (COI) documents with details of the names of debtors who have failed to repay their debts to the said banks for many years now.
The lists of debtors were received by the Registrar of the Inquiry as part of issues to be investigated.
President Julius Maada Bio has shared his government’s priority programmes with resident and non-resident ambassadors, high commissioners and eminent Sierra Leoneans during a State Banquet at State Lodge, Hill Station.
Welcoming guests to the dinner, Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, expressed her happiness while receiving high-level personalities to their residence and disclosed that she was honored by the turnout of members of the diplomatic community, particularly those who were not residing in the country.
The UK Department for International Trade has hosted a panel discussion for visitors to the biggest mining conference in Africa, Mining Indaba, who were invited to an industry dialogue between key figures in mining, agriculture, finance and government.
The focus of the discussion was the importance of forging a holistic, responsible approach to mining; delivering mutual stakeholder value with particular focus on sustainable mining ecosystems which serve business and communities.
The Defense Counsel in an alleged Le220 million robbery case involving Cyril Davies (accused) has argued that it is a case of mistaken identity.
Counsel, Cecelia Tucker, from the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board on Thursday 7th February 2019 made this statement when urging the presiding Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Magistrate’s court No.1 to consider granting bail to the accused.
A report done by independent investigators reveals that 90% of Sierra Leoneans know about the Commission of Inquiry and 82% believe that the inquiry will be fair. However, 19%, mostly from Makeni believe the inquiry would lead to violence.
The Institute for Government Reform (IGR), recently presented their ‘Voices and Views on Sierra Leone 2019 Commissions of Inquiry Report’ which details the current feelings of the general public about the SLPP Commissions of Inquiry.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Retired Brigadier Dr. Julius Maada Bio, has on Friday 8th February, 2019; officially opened the 56th AnnualJalsa Salana Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Bo with theme prayers, quoted from Sura Al-Ankabut 29:45 “surely prayer restraints one from indecency and manifest evil”.
The Acting Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T), Dr. Philip John Kanu has said that his administration has received positive assurances from government that the college would be upgraded to a university quoting the Chief Minister, Professor David Francis, a pronouncement he asserted has reinvigorated his administration’s commitment to do more.
The Secretariat of the Commissions Of Inquiry (COI) over the weekend released a public notice inviting Persons Of Interest (POI) to the Commission to furnish the COI with their current addresses and contact telephone numbers. The purpose according to the Commission, is to ensure that its Secretariat make contact with the POIs as and when necessary.
With just 3 more days to February 14 when twenty youngmen and women, who will be making it to the House for the 2019 Housemates Salone TV reality show, a total of forty aspiring housemates over the weekend paraded the main streets of Freetown.
The aspiring housemates converged at Hastings in the far east of the capital, danced through main streets of the city and dispatched at the 232 Night Club frontage on Lumley Beach Road in the west of Freetown.