Artists across the country would be holding what is dubbed: King Dus Arts Festival and are organizing a two-day workshop on painting, street art, art under the sun, poetry among others. The workshop is taking place at the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Speaking to participants, the Festival Director of King Dus Arts Valona Taylor explained the purpose of the workshop.
Following the evidence uncovered by the Government Transition Team Report on how former APC Government facilitated the inappropriate acquisition of state assets and properties by relatives and close friends of former President Ernest BaiKoroma, including evidence of inflated Government Contracts being inappropriately awarded to relatives and friends.
The second Bintunani Cup Sierra Leone International Table Tennis Tournament ended on Sunday in Freetown, with certificates and other prizes awarded to this year's champions in three categories.
Organized by the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Table Tennis Association and Chinese Chamber of Commerce, it saw the participation of more Sierra Leoneans in the event.
A press release from the Ministry of Defence/Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (MoD/RSLAF) states that for the past four weeks, MoD/RSLAF has followed some inaccurate and misleading stories making rounds in a particular media outlet about the detention of Captain Patrick Kamara, Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Conteh and Warrant Officer Class 2 Abu Bakarr Jalloh.
According to the press release, the MoD/RSLAF would like the public to know that the continued detention of these military personnel has been necessitated pursuant to Section 77 (2) of the RSLAF Act of 1961 (as amended).
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has concluded their debate on the 2019 Appropriation Act, aimed at providing for the services of Sierra Leone for the year 2019 and for other related matters.
In light of that, the 2019 Appropriation Act is in line with the relevant rules of the House has been committed to the Committee of Supply where the entire Membership of Parliament will be divided into six sub-committees for effective scrutiny of the various budgetary heads, subject to reporting and approval by the Whole House.
ACC Commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. and Deputy Commissioner Shollay Davies at the conference
The ninth session of the Conference of States Parties has just ended in Vienna, Austria with an overview of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) review process, in order to identify challenges and good practices and to consider technical assistance requirements that would ensure effective implementation of the Convention. Sierra Leone was represented by the ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., and his Deputy, Shollay Davies.
The acting Deputy Registrar at College of Medicine and Allied Sciences (COMAHS), Brima Bah, has said that one hundred and fourteen (114) students at COMAHS have been withdrawn from Pre-Med 1 and 2 in the medical course.
Brima Bah made this statement over the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLCB’s) Morning Coffee Program wherein he also disclosed that the withdrawn students will not be able to continue their respective programmes at the college.
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has held a two days regional consultative session with stakeholders in the intelligence services.
The session which was geared towards mapping out ways of building on security in the ECOWAS region was held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
Vice President of ECOWAS, Finda Koroma said the commission has designed an early warning system, citing that they have also defined ways of establishing partnership with member states to ensure greater peace and security in the sub-region.
The Fourah Bay community in collaboration with ICNA Relief Canada has donated large quantity of food and non-food items to the King George Old People’s Home situated at Grafton in the outskirts of Freetown.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Secretary General of the Fourah Bay Foundation, Alhaji Professor Abdul Babatunde Gibril said the donation is a clear manifestation of the Fourah Bay community and the ICNA Relief Canada’s humanitarian drive towards supporting aged people in Sierra Leone.
Fix Solution (SL) Ltd. in conjunction with the Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS) has introduced a biometric registration system for convicted law offenders at the Pademba Road male correctional centre and the female correctional centre located at the former Special Court for Sierra Leone structure at Brookfields, Freetown.
The Body of Christ-SL, comprising over one-hundred and fifty churches of different denominations across the nation is converging at the National Stadium, Brookfields, Freetown, for national deliverance, as part of this year's Sierra Leone Great Redemption Crusade, with the theme: 'Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever'.
The UNDP Country Office in Sierra Leone has donated 24 brand new motorbikes to the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to facilitate the work of the Authority’s civil registration process in order to assist in gathering vital statistics for national development.
The donation took place at the Authority’s headquarters at Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown on Monday 12th November 2018.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has paid a working visit to the Horton Military Academy, managed by the International Security Advisory Team (ISAT), where he assured of his commitment to developing the capacity of servicemen.
As the oversight body to the military academy, ISAT strives to contribute to improving security and justice as a means to help prevent violent conflict, build sustainable peace and establish a conducive environment for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The France Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea Jean-Marc Grosgurin on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 updated the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang on plans of the French Government for Sierra Leone.
In order to sell the positive side of the country’s Mineral Industry, the Sierra Leone National Minerals Agency (NMA) in collaboration with JIC Holding Ltd on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Miatta Conference Hall Brook Field, Freetown launched its 2018 Mining Journal. In his opening statement, Brima Sowa, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines who doubled as chairman of the event stated that the ministry is charged with the responsibility to change the negative history of mining in Sierra Leone.
The Rokai Community Health Post has been the common discussion for the ordinary Kambian because of its dangerous and unacceptable condition making it one of the worst health facilities in the country.
Rokai Community has been one of the unpopular health facilities that is very unattractive to health workers except for two who have spent over 2yrs in that which many described as the most ugly working environment.
The African Bar Association (AFBA) has received a very strong Petition from Lead Counsel representing the Victims, Dato’ Shyamala Alagendra regarding allegations of Gross Human Rights Violations and Crimes against humanity committed by members of the Nigerian Armed Forces as part of the ECOWAS Intervention Force (ECOMOG) drafted to intervene in the civil conflict that engulfed Sierra Leone between 1997 and 2000.
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.
Seventy Class of Student Midwives Set 7 have graduated after successfully completing midwifery courses on the theme: “Midwives: Improving Maternal and Newborn Health through Partnership” on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the School of Midwifery Masuba in Makeni northern Sierra Leone.
In his keynote address, Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie disclosed that graduation is an important breakthrough in every person’s life, adding that the event usually crowns a period of hard work, dedication and success after effective learning.
The Commissioner of the Sierra Leone Insurance Commission has held an inaugural meeting with Chief Executives of the Sierra Leone Insurance Association. The meeting which brought in over eleven operated insurance companies took place on Thursday 15th November, 2018 at the commission’s conference room.
The Minister of Technical and Higher Education Professor Aiah Gbakima during a round table discussion with their in-house partners, including World Bank, German delegation, European Union representatives amongst others has called on students in the country to focus on Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) for greater impact of the country economy.
Germany according to Prof. Gbakima has one of the best TVET institutions in the world, noting that the European Union has been supporting TVET programs in the country carried out by GIZ from Germany.
The Chairman of Western Area Rural District Council (WARD C) Kasho Holland-Cole during press conference has highlighted seven thematic areas his council has achieved within six months in office as Chairman of the Western Area Rural District Council ranging from Revenue Mobilization Drive, Infrastructure, Environment Education and other Social Service among others.
The disclosure of their achievement according to the Chairman is in line with his promise in giving the district a face-lift in different areas of development.
yesterday 16 August 10:00 am in the morning 2016 two unidentified youths have been confirmed dead during the recent clash between the Sierra Leone Police and angry youths in Koinadugu district kabala over the removal of the youth village project. In a telephone Interview with this medium Paramount Chief Gbawuru Mansaray 111, confirmed that two youths have been reported dead and the house of the Local Unit Commander (LUC) was set ablaze.
Colonel Moxham briefing President Bio on support to the RSLAF
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio visited the UK-funded International Security Advisory Team (ISAT) based at Leicester Square, Hill Station over the weekend to learn first-hand about the UK’s support to the Sierra Leonean security sector.
At the main ISAT building, the President was given a brief history of the facility, which dates back to 2002 when it was known as the International Military Advice and Training Team or IMATT. Since the end of the civil war, the UK has invested heavily in the security sector in Sierra Leone to support stability, build resilience in the region, and shore up the foundations for development and mutual prosperity.
French Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea, Jean-Marc Grosgurin, has paid a courtesy call to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at his State House office in Freetown.
Ambassador Grosgurin said that he was happy to have travelled all the way from Guinea, where he resides, to not only strengthen the bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and France, but to also discuss the future of the two countries, especially around key projects and investments.
A team from the Federal Republic of Germany led by the Ambassador, Horst Gruner has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie on Thursday November 15, 2018 at his Youyi Building office in Freetown.
Briefing the Minister of Health and Sanitation and senior officials, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sierra Leone, Horst Gruner said they are glad for the warm reception accorded to the delegation from German to visits many Ministries in the country shows the long standing and a wide reaching relationship and cooperation between Sierra Leone and Germany.
Artists from Hull, England and Freetown, Sierra Leone are collaborating to make new theatre in a project supported by the British Council and Hull Truck Theatre. The project which began in 2017 following Hull’s City of Culture celebrations has seen 6 artists collaborate and exchange culture in both Hull and Freetown. There are three artists from Sierra Leone and three supported artists of Hull Truck Theatre who bring a wealth of experience as theatre-makers, musicians, story-tellers, directors and writers. Amanda Huxtable and Adam Pownall who are Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Associate and Producer respectively are helping to develop the artists who are all currently in Freetown rehearsing in the Sierra Leone British Council building during the 75th anniversary of the British Council being in Sierra Leone..
Following the death of Mrs. Kadija Fillie, who was allegedly deliberately hit and run over by a vehicle driven by her husband Dr. Sahr Fillie, (former Principal of Freetown Teachers College), women’s groups, human rights activists and family members on Friday 9th November 2018, staged a peaceful protest in the vicinity of the Voice of Islam Mosque at Circular Road where the remains of the late woman were laid for prayers before laying her to rest at Circular Road Cemetery.
Speaking to a cross-section of the press, the landlady of the shop where the deceased used to do her business, Haja Kadijatu Jalloh said the late Kadija was a tenant at No.1 Hastings Junction and that they were very close and discussed a range of issues.