The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Anthony Brewah has described the just concluded National Cleaning Exercise held on Saturday, 1st September, 2018 as impressive. Speaking during an inspection tour of various communities in Freetown, the minister commended stakeholders, especially youths for their enthusiasm and commitment in ensuring that their surroundings are clean. At the junction of Jui where he first met with key stakeholders, including the Councilor and Headman of the community, Mr. Brewah thanked them for taking the lead in cleaning their environment. He reiterated the government’s determination and commitment to promoting a safe and healthy society. In response, the stakeholders thanked him for the gesture, noting that his visit will serve as a source of motivation for others, especially youths.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio past weekend engaged the PowerChina International Group Ltd. on the construction of Lungi Bridge despite the fact that he has never promised it in his manifesto and campaigns.
The president, who had always kept the massive project very close to his heart, could not hide that sentiment weeks ago when a foreign delegation paid him a courtesy call at State House and he told them that he was actively looking for reputable companies to engage in the construction of a bridge linking the port city of Freetown on the Atlantic Ocean to the north-western airport town of Lungi.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed with his Sierra Leonean counterpart to further promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. Both sides have also agreed to expand cooperation in education, agriculture, health and infrastructure, among other fields.
In the wake of the launch of National Tree Planting Campaign, the Director of Forestry at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh in partnership with Kalusha Farmers Development Organization during the weekend planted over 3,000 different species of trees at Massawurr Village, Port Loko District.
According to Leigh they embarked on tree planting and sensitization in the village because they wish to make Sierra Leone green again, adding that one of the essence for tree planting and sensitization is because of the danger it poses to people living around deforested areas.
Shortly after President Bio ordered the resumption of a national cleaning day, one of Sierra Leone’s waste management companies has demonstrated support to the government.
Public Relations Officer of MASADA Waste Management Company, Idriss Computer Kanu said it is usual for the institution to support government initiatives, stating also that it is part of their corporate social responsibility even though they have their general schedule.
In a similar but unrelated matter, Mohamed Lamin Kamara alias Coke En G and Paul Con on Monday 3rd September, 2018 re-appeared before Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu for the offence of Murder, contrary to law.
It is alleged that both accused persons murdered Hannah Bockarie at the Lumley Beach in the west end of Freetown and stuffed her mouth and private parts with sand.
Bollore Transport and Logistics, a renowned port handler in France with branches across the globe, has fully completed work on the 270 meter container terminal extension at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown.
The Freetown Container Terminal extension works commenced just over two years ago, with funds from Bollore Ports – a sub-division of Bollore Transport and Logistics and was fully completed before the target completion date of September 2018.
Three alleged murders have been detained at the maximum state detention centre in the western part of Freetown by Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone, for committing capital offense, contrary to law.
The State alleged that the three accused persons, Demoh Bangura, Shollay Val Renner and David Sesay conspired with other persons unknown to murder Patrick Bangura alias Junior at his No.7K Upper Tengbeh Town residence between 26 March 2016 and 11 April 2016.
Deputy Minister of Higher Education has handed contractors awarded contracts by the Ministry of Education for the construction of vocational institute buildings in Kono and Masingbe over to the Deputy Director of Investigations at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Augustine Ngobie. This is because the ministry has exhausted its patience with them and the people of Sierra Leone need the service.