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.
The maiden State Visit by His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio to the People’s Republic of China has so far been a remarkable success with the two countries signing new bilateral agreements and President Xi Jinping hosts President Bio to a State Dinner.
At the welcome ceremony in Beijing, the host president praised President Bio for his leadership and commitment to strengthening bilateral relations between China and Sierra Leone.
The ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament, Hon. Veronica Kadie Sesay, representing Constituency 94 in Moyamba district, has urged that more space should be given for women’s inclusion in politics. She expressed her utter disappointment over the reduction in the percentage of female representation in Parliament.
Speaking to this press in an exclusive interview recently the no-nonsense female lawmaker said: “I really miss some of the honorable women that did not come back because we have to make new friends. After five years, we learnt and understood ourselves and as for the new ones, we will try to work together. We have to make new friends as this is a learning place and I do hope that we will work together as women and will work within the rules and regulations that govern the house,” she said.
“I am looking for support from those who do the right thing when no one is looking. Those who do not want anything from me – except for me to focus on my education first and quietly and gracefully remove myself from the world stage while a student. Someone who wants the best for me and Sierra Leone. If you are able, I ask that you donate what you can to help me step into this new phase in my life. Every dollar helps and no contribution is too small:https://www.gofundme.com/support-kelvin-doe-and-innovation. If you are unable to give financially at this time, I ask that you help share this campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/support-kelvin-doe-and-innovation) and my story on social media. And of course, I always welcome your positive thoughts and prayers.”
Welcome news in Sierra Leone by most women in petty business enterprises is that they will receive financial help from the African Development Bank (ADB).
During the signing ceremony, Pierre Guislain, the African Development Bank’s Vice-President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization stated: "The Bank is committed to supporting small and medium enterprises and women in low income countries and states in transition."
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Sierra Leone Police is currently investigating the former Resident Minister North, Alie D. Kamara on allegations of looting public property.
Commonly known as Alie Gbenkfay, the former government functionary is reportedly one of two shareholders at the Lungi International Hotel, a government establishment from where he allegedly carted away properties belonging to the hotel.
The Hon. Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh past week commissioned the country’s first national emergency depot in Macdonald, Western Rural District, Freetown.
In his keynote statement, the Hon. Vice President thanked the people and the government of Japan for their financial support and the International Organization of Migration (IOM) for implementing the project titled “Strengthening Disaster Preparedness, Response and Community Resilience in Sierra Leone.”
The Director of Forestry at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh has called on the government to pay attention and enforce preservation of the Kassewe Forest Reserve because of its uniqueness. He made this call during his tour of the forest reserve and plantation of different species of trees at Moyamba Junction Cemetery.
Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) shows that forests covers 30 per cent of the earth’s surface and in addition to providing security and shelter, forest are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and homes of the indigenous population.
Ombudsman of Sierra Leone, Melron C. Nicol-Wilson Esq, has informed that world that he has not been sacked as Ombundmans of the Republic of Sierra Leone but that he is on leave and will soon resume work once his leave end days from now.
On his Facebook wall, Melron posted: “Greetings from Abroad. I am currently on leave. I am not aware of any decision by Government to relieve me of my Constitutional and Statutory duties as Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Very much looking forward to returning soon and to continue with my work as Ombudsman until advised otherwise. Together, we are championing administrative justice and human rights. Melron C. Nicol- Wilson Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone.”
JPO ARIES, a Container Ship registered and sailing under the flag of Portugal with a gross tonnage is 25361 and deadweight is 33937 is currently docked at the new and yet to be commissioned Freetown Container Terminal Extension Port by Bolloré Transport & Logistics.
JPO ARIES length overall is 207.4 m, beam is 29.8 m and maximum draught is 16.4 m with a container capacity of 2470 TEU.