Committee members, USL officials and SOGETEL Company at committee room 1
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Technical and Higher Education has at Committee Room 1 Parliament Building in Freetown probed into the activities of the University of Sierra Leone and SOGETEL Construction Company on the BADEA project.
The National Commission for Children has joined the children of Sierra Leone and the world over to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child with the theme, “WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRLFORCE”. The event started with mentoring sessions all in a bid to raise the awareness of the girl child on various things that affect the development of the girl child. The ceremony was graced by the Commissioner of the National Commission, for Children Olayinka Laggah and other women they described as role models.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa on 11th October, 2018 signed a $40 million agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, for the installation of a 50MW solar plant in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Foreign Minister Dr. Alie Kabba has given final advice to twelve envoys as they departed Freetown to assume their diplomatic posts around the world.
A State House press statement confirmed that press attaches plus 12 Ambassadors and High Commissioners bade farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at his Tower Hill office in Freetown.
On Wednesday October 10, Minister Kabba welcomed the diplomats and told them that they all have unique responsibilities to serve the nation as they are the face of the country in their respective missions. He reminded the diplomats that they were well trained and that their goal must always be the promotion of Sierra Leone’s best interest.
Ahead of President Julius Maada Bio’s visit to the European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels next month, Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh is currently touring major European cities to engage senior officials and set the stage for President Bio to meet with top ranking EU officials including the President of the European Union.
Information and Communications Minister, Mohamed Rahman Swarray has stated that African governments must do more to empower women if they are interested in laying a solid foundation for positive change.
Since 2012 the United Nations marked 11th October as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day promotes girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights, while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.
Concern for Vulnerable Children and Women (CVCW) joined the world to celebrate the International Girl Child's Day.
Chairman and his Deputy with colleagues MPs on the deliberations process at parliament
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Works and Public Assets chaired by Hon. Bashiru Silikie has on Friday 12th October bashed at road contractors for their ill preparedness to furnish Parliament with required personalities and document to aid the Committee probe their operations and contracts awarded by Government.
The Government of Sierra Leone in partnership with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) has finished a three days conference with international delegations on the advancement of peaceful, just and inclusive societies which is in support of Sustainable Development Goals (16)sixteen.
The Parliamentary oversight Committee on Basic and Secondary Schools chaired by Hon. Dominic T. Lavaliehas on Friday 12th October 2018; in Committee Room 1 Parliament Building engaged the Teaching Service Commission on an information sharing processes on the activities and challenges of the commission in relations to the readiness of the free quality education for the country.
ACC Northern Regional staff and personnel of the Mafanta Correctional Service
The Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) continues to heighten public awareness and forge partnership with strategic institutions in the Region in a bid to combat bribery and petty corruption. On Tuesday 9th October 2018, the Office engaged officers of the Mafanta Correctional Service in Mafanta village, Tonkolili district.
MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer service in Ghana, has been recognized for its innovation in money transfer with the Mobex Africa Innovation in Money Transfer Award. The award acknowledges MoneyGram’s continuous innovation in enabling remittances directly to bank accounts and into mobile wallets, which were both introduced this year.MoneyGram was selected from a competitive nominee pool including major players like GHIPSS, Expresspay, Ecobank, Barclays Bank & Alexpay.
The Resident Minister East, Andrew Ansu Fatorma has intimated Paramount Chiefs, civil society groups and other stakeholders that health is a basic human right that deserves security.
Speaking during the handing over of five trucks loaded with free health care commodities over the weekend in Kono district, Mr. Andrew Ansu Fatorma said they are handing over the drugs to the people of Kono for it to be owned by them and to ensure they reach the beneficiaries.
A big blue truck belonging to the Sierra Leone Police Force (SLP), an anticipated Force for Good, with registration number SLP 203 (in photo) was caught on camera stealing fuel thereby willfully duping the State.
A State House release issued on Wednesday 10th October, 2018 stated that it has pleased His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio to appoint qualified Sierra Leoneans to serve on the Independent Media Commission (IMC) regulatory board.
On Monday 8th October, 2018 thieves stole solar panels at one of the water wells built by the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited which is powered by sunlight at Maxwell Street in Wellington.
Brewery has completed construction of water wells for the people of Koya and Wellington which was approved by its parent body, Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF). The affected solar-powered water well was due to be commissioned next week.
The newly-approved Chairman Board of Directors of Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), Sheik Mustapha Bawoh and the Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Sannoh assumed office.
Welcoming the duo, the Executive Director of SLRSA, David Panda-Noah said that both his Deputy and Board Chairman have been personalities with outstanding proven track records and that their contributions in the fight for road safety are immense.
The Chairman of Civil Society Organisations in Pujehun district and other stakeholders have requested Fambul Tok to lead the process of peace, reconciliation and development aspirations in the district
Speaking at a one-day inception meeting on UNDP’s sponsored three-month small grant project “Conflict Prevention and Mitigation during Electoral Cycle in Sierra Leone” held at the Pujehun District Council hall on October 4, 2018, Ibrahim Swaray lamented over the poor and uncoordinated fashion in which organizations arehandling vital issuesin the district.
Principal Deputy Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Mathew Dingie has warned that henceforth, the ministry shall discourage sole sourcing in the procurement of goods and services.
According to Mathew Dingie, ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) sometimes use sole sourcing when they do not want to follow procurement processes and procedures in carrying out their activities.
Females in Sierra Leone A new group, calling itself Females in Sierra Leone comprising of women drawn from all walks of life, living in Sierra Leone and in the Diaspora, have demonstrated their zeal to rid Freetown of filth.
This occurred during last Saturday 6th October, National Cleaning exercise. The group calling itself ‘Females In Sierra Leone’ turned up in their numbers to clean the city.
Speaking to this press at Lumley where they were engaged in excavating garbage from gutters, drainages and streets, the women loaded it into sacks with assistance from police and military officers deployed at the scene; placed into dump trucks which transported the garbage to the dump sites.
President Bio, Chief Minister and University authorities
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has inaugurated new members nominated on the University Court of Sierra Leone at a brief ceremony on Fourah Bay College campus, established in 1827 as the first western-style university in West Africa.
With a three-year mandate, the Court is the highest decision-making body as provided for in the Universities Act of 2005. The Court has the authority to formulate and introduce new policy guidelines to govern the operations of the University within the framework of the law.
Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr. CEO and President of Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire’s latest initiative was a cash prize of Le3 million which was won by Sheknatu I. Bangura who unfortunately was evicted last Sunday from the Big Sister House. There are now six housemates left in the Big Sister Salone 2018 TV Reality Show.
In a new development, the star prize for the Big Sister Salone 2018 TV Reality Show which is a brand new car was officially unveiled yesterday at AYV Media Empire, Wesley Street during a press conference that attracted a galaxy of media practitioners as well as bringing together the major stakeholders and organizers of the Big Sister Salone TV Reality Show.
The European Union (EU) has on Wednesday 10th October 2018 engaged honorable Members of the Public Account Committee of the Sierra Leone Parliament on the theme, Improving Government Accountability through Parliamentary Scrutiny of Audited Accounts at New Brookfield’s Hotel Jomo Kenyatta Road in Freetown.
Sierra Pharma Tech (SPT), an agro based Research Company operating in the Falaba District, on Tuesday 9th October 2018, offered scholarship to 15 university students totaling Le37 million, all being indigenes of Falaba District. Present at the ceremony, which was held at the Hotel Barmoi in Aberdeen, Western Freetown, were some representatives from the chiefdom and the Paramount Chief, PC Hon. Fasalie Kulako Demba Marah III of Nyeda Chiefdom, Falaba District.
As part of their study tour to Sierra Leone, the visiting Gambian Public Procurement Authority delegation met members of the Sierra Leone National Public Procurement Professionals.
Mohamed Kallon, interim President of the National Association of Procurement Professionals (NAPP) in Sierra Leone, who also doubles as Assistant Director in the Ministry of Education in charge of Procurement, told this medium that his Association was formed to champion the activities of procurement professionals in Sierra Leone over a year ago.
Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon
A recent visit by the Regional Director of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mam Sait Jallow has renewed hope to the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) that the country’s aviation industry is on track to hit Aviation Safety and Security Compliance (ASSC) by 2020.
During his brief but memorable visit, Mr. Jallow met with policy makers, the Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa, the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon, and donor partners in a bid to give them an insight into future proposals that the country’s Aviation Authority will be presenting and why they should support them.
Three out of six housemates, including Camareh S. Kamara aka Sameh, Fatmata K. Momoh aka Kulish, Esther K. Tarawalie aka King Moi, Haja M. Kamara aka China Nicky, Isha Marah aka Starsha and Isatu M. Fofanah aka Mamanie, currently hosted in the first-ever reality television show dubbed: “Big Sister Salone 2018” which has the theme: Ella Koblo Gulama Drama, will today Wednesday 10th October 2018 be evicted from the house.
Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, ZedZee Multimedia, Africell and partners yesterday 9th October, 2018 officially unveiled a brand new Lemon Green Alto-800 Suzuki car as Star Prize for the 2018 Big Sister Salone reality television show in its premises on Wesley street in Freetown.
At the unveiling ceremony, AYV’s Operations Director, Samuel Wise Bangura spoke on the company’s aim to embark on the Big Sister project.