A three days induction of newly-appointed ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, press and financial attaches which kicked off last Thursday has ended in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Affairs, Tower Hill in Freetown.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio officially opened the event for Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Press and Financial Attaches, noting that preparing them for a new life in the diplomatic arena is very important.
Among the poorest in Sierra Leone are people in rural communities, this is according to various studies conducted over the years. Rural communities are not only challenged on limited health facilities, but are as well finding it extremely challenging to have a balanced diet and sustainable livelihood.
As a way of remedying these twin problems i.e. lack of balanced diet and inconsistent source of livelihood, a project titled Scaling up Aquaculture Production (SAP) has been implemented by World Fish in Tonkolili District.
A Staff Sergeant of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), Hassan Kamara has re-appeared before Magistrate Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street for allegedly stealing a donkey valued at sixteen million Leones at Jorpoh Farm, Waterloo in the outskirt of Freetown.
The accused person is said to have stolen the said donkey way back in December 2017 and he is facing one count charge of Larceny Donkey, contrary to law.
“We are very much concerned about the lives of the people and we are not ready to tolerate traffic violation irrespective of the person caught violating traffic safety rules.”
This was according to Mr. Eric Sam, Acting Director of Safety and Enforcemen SLRSA. He was speaking in an exclusive interview, noting that properly vetting vehicles greatly assists in preventing road accidents and that government vehicles are not exempt.
Hannah Grace Gillen Munnah, civil society activist
With the sporadic increase in the rate of the US dollar, the Communications Officer at Net Page, Arthur Kallon, said the current Leones price of the Sierra Leone passport will rise to match the current dollar rate if things continue. It should be recalled that the House of Parliament, three years ago, approved the agreement between the Government of Sierra Leone and Net Page and Thomas De La Rue security printers for the production of the national passport. It was agreed that the cost would be $100 and to be paid in the equivalent amount of Leones.
President Julius Maada Bio yesterday advised newly-appointed ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, press and financial attaches not to abuse or misuse their newly-found diplomatic privilege.
The president was addressing newly-appointed ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, press and financial attaches at a special occasion marking the start of three days induction of the newly-appointed ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, press and financial attaches held in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign and International Cooperation, Tower Hill in Freetown.
Freetown faces serious problems of poor sanitation, poor waste disposal and management, insufficient low-cost housing, poorly maintained roads, and lack of economic opportunities. According to Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr, some of these issues can be addressed if the Freetown City Council had money and urged citizens of Freetown to pay their local tax. The local tax is sold for Le 5,000; Aki-Sawyerr said every citizen of Freetown is to contribute to the development of the city, adding that without local tax payments any city cannot develop.
A letter written by The Native Consortium and Research Centre dated 10th August, 2018 is calling on the Bank of Sierra Leone management to immediately organize a round table conference with Commercial Banks, and actors within the financial sector and those in the parallel currency market including Black Marketers, to discuss immediate and short-term measures that can be taken towards addressing the rapidly plunging Leone.
Dr. Samuel Jibao has explained to AYV yesterday that the colossal amount of revenue collected recently which was described as ‘a record-breaker’ was accomplished through forthrightness, patriotism and dedication to national service by all Sierra Leoneans.
Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Islamic Solidarity Sport Federation for the very first time organized a sport meeting at the Brima Attouga Mini Stadium for youth and the aged in the Islamic cycle.
The sport which was geared towards evangelism and preaching the good name of Islam was graced by Imams and Hajas and representatives from the National Sport Council, Olympic Committee and Muslims from different communities.