The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has informed the world that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the former Deputy Director-General (DG) of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Amara Kuyateh and the Resident Engineer NASSIT, Franklyn Gerald O. Coker, in respect of investigations into funds meant for the NASSIT Sisimi Project.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has officially opened the Seventh Ministerial Level Meeting of the African Union Committee of Ten (C-10) on the reform of the United Nations Security Council at Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown.
The consultative forum has drawn Foreign Ministers from across Africa since the formation of the Committee of Ten by the African Union (AU) in 2005 to institute reforms that allow for a permanent African representation on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The Chief Minister in Sierra Leone, Professor David John Francis has today informed journalists at a press conference organized by the Minister of Information and communications, Mohammed Raman Swaray at State house that the Commissions will finally start in January 2019. While addressing the press, the Chief Minister said the purpose of the press conference was to update the public on the process and the start of the commission of inquiry, saying it was now a reality.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has engaged members of the Sierra Leone Public Service at State House, where he called for their support to government programmes in the interest of the country.
The President said the country had suffered for far too long, but that his New Direction government was determined to change the narrative. He stated that the development process of the country would need the collective efforts of all, adding that if the country were to move forward the public service would be critical in that regard.
A Four-dayWorkshop on the Development of Information Education and Information Materials for over sixty participants from various institutions including staff of Port Loko, Western Area Rural, Bombali and Freetown City Councils, Civil Society Organisations Religious Organizations and Association of Ebola Survivors has been held at Conference Hall of the Port Loko District Council. Jointly organized by the Decentralisation Secretariat in the Ministry of Local Government and a Local Non -governmental Organisation,
A recent citizens’ perception survey on access to services for Persons With Disability (PWDs) reveals that majority of public structures in Sierra Leone are non-friendly to this category of the population. As a result, it remains a huge challenge for PWDs to access essential social services including health, education and social protection.
Customs Department of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has uncovered huge smuggling activities of food stuffs, medicine and Timber that is estimated to worth over 200 million Leones in tax. The raid was conducted at the Yams Farm wharf western Rural.
Smuggling has been a major obstacle to the many efforts to improve the country’s economy as tax can be a major revenue generation, and on that note the anonymous informants confirmed that smuggling activities have been happening in that wharf for over two months.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has officially launched the Quality Produce Fair organised by the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) in the eastern district headquarter town of Kenema.
The week-long event, the first in more than thirty years, brought together farmers and agricultural organisations from across the country, showcasing the quality of their produce.
Officials in the Customs Department of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) have recently uncovered huge cache of smuggled items such as food stuffs, medicine and timber estimated to be worth over 200 million Leones in tax. The raid was conducted at Yams Farm Wharf, west of Freetown.
Deputy Leader Coalition for Change (C4C) Hon. Saa Francis Bhendu has said that the Parliament of Sierra Leone is committed to erect ramps in the entire parliament building. This, he said, is in order to facilitate mobility of disabled people into the building and enable them easily access information and participation in development issues discussed in parliament.
Women in Ministry International (WIMI) is a non-profit ministry with the vision of empowering women all over the world by providing support and training for them to reach their God-given destinies. The founder and President, Apostle Kemi Searcy developed the international program to impact women’s lives spiritually, morally and economically.
The Commercial Agricultural Producers and Processors Association (CAPPA) in Sierra Leone has called at State House, for the first time since the new government, to update His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio on how they can support his agenda.
Its chairman, Philip Tonks, said that they were an association of different agricultural companies, joined together by a common voice to tackle the many issues facing the agriculture sector and to help create an enabling environment for post farming engagements in Sierra Leone.
The Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Paran Umar Tarawally has informed a cross section of the Press Gallery that Parliament will continue to consider the motion moved by one of the Parliamentarians to nullify the passport agreement signed by the fade administration.
Hon. Lahai Lawrence Leema has received Sierra Leone Leadership Award for 2018 as the Emerging Best Minister of the Year at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Essential Kimbima, Aberdeen in Freetown. Whilst receiving the Award, the energetic, articulate, meticulous and outspoken Hon. Deputy Internal Affairs Minister was welcomed with rousing applause and praises by the jubilant audience.
In recognition of his ministry’s outstanding contribution to the successful implementation of the Project for Capacity Development for Comprehensive District Development in the Northern Region, CDCD, funded by the Japanese Government, Head of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Field Office in Sierra Leone, Mitsukuni SUGIMOTO, has presented an award to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Anthony Brewah at his Youyi Building Office in Freetown.
The Founder of Christian Lawyers Centre (Legal Link) Rashid Dumbuya Esq. has said that God is the chief human rights defender of mankind on planet earth, stating that when someone seizes the opportunity to serve humanity in the field of human rights; where service is directed at making human life better particularly for vulnerable people like disabled, orphans, war victims the aged among others.
The European Union and the Sierra Leone Parliament has in a two day workshop engaged members of the parliamentary press gallery and staff of the Public Relations Department, including Interns on how to effectively cover and report on the Parliament of Sierra Leone.
On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Parliament of Sierra Leone unanimously approved the appointment of the ruling SLPP party’s legal adviser – lawyer Eke Ahmed Halloway, by the president, as the country’s Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Advisory Board.
For the first time in almost 40 years, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) with support from the Government of Sierra Leone and the International Security and Advisory Team (ISAT) will be undertaking a special recruitment of women across the country.
The first-ever all-female recruitment was conducted in 1978 and 1979 when a total of 74 females were enlisted into the RSLAF. Initially, 10 females were enlisted as cadets in 1978 and 64 enlisted as recruits in 1979.
Dr. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, RAIC Chairman/information Commissioner
"Today I want to officially announce that all public authorities as mandated by the RAI Act 2013, are hereby notified that proactive publication schemes should be submitted to the RAIC on or before 1st March 2019 for approval. Failure to do so will incur an invite to the RAIC’s tribunal and resulting penalties."
Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has stated that parents, who are bad, mistreat their own children and their step children and therefore, they could be breaking the law and could face prosecution.
‘We think of bringing in the police to investigate some of these abuses against our juvenile clients,’ she said. ‘If a parent abdicates his obligations, abusesand drives their child out of the home and the child ends up breaking the law by engaging in petty crime to find something to eat, “we believe that parent has a case to answer.”
President of Albert Academy Alumni Association (AAAA) Alhaji Justice Abubakarr King has stated that the Albert Academy Alumni Association is doing everything humanly possible to the school to its glorious days when it was singled out for academic prowess.
He made this statement while updating AYV about his vision for the school as president of the Alumni Association for the second time.
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.
The Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement (GGEM) Microfinance Services has celebrated their 10th years anniversary with a thanksgiving service on Friday 7th October, 2018, at their headquarters 57 John Street, Freetown.
The theme for the anniversary celebration was: “Well done thou good and faithful servant,” GGEM’s Microfinance Executive Director, Michael Kamara said from a humble beginning, they are thanking God for the progressive microfinance services they have been rendering to 70% of women and 30% men in the country.
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.
At the 6th Board/Management Retreat organized by the National Revenue Authority (NRA), the Chief Minister 'Professor David John Francis endorsed the National Revenue Authority (NRA) as Sierra Leone’s best change agents.
He thanked the leadership of the Authority for inviting him to the Board and Management Retreat.