The British High Commission past weekend hosted a Pre-Departure reception for the eight successful Chevening candidates who will soon leave Sierra Leone to pursue a Master’s degree in the UK as Chevening scholars. The courses studied reflect the President’s desire to address the real developmental needs of the country and import more medical expertise, with the UK sending six medics, one lawyer, and one engineer.
The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) has kicked-off yesterday September 10, what it describes as biometric verification, update and registration of all public and civil servants and all others in this category that are paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).
This move, according to NCRA Director General, Mohamed Mubashir Massaquoi is for the government to have a clear idea of the number of public and civil servants on payroll and other details which would greatly assist the government in planning ahead.
As a way of introducing more courses in the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) of the University of Sierra Leone (USL) and fast-track construction of its proposed residential campus, IPAM administrators recently met to map out a strategic plan spanning the next five years (2019 – 2024).
It could be recalled that over the past few years, the institution introduced additional courses expanded on its infrastructure.
In a bid to celebrate the International Literacy Day, the Sierra Leone Library Board over the weekend joined other libraries worldwide with the theme “Literacy and Skills Development – Promoting Reading Amongst Children for a Sustained Reading Culture”.
In his opening remarks, the Chief Librarian Sierra Leone Library Board, Mr. Sallieu Turay stressed the importance of literacy in every facet of our activities and national development and emphasized that over the years Libraries have been contributing to improve on the Literacy rate and reading culture in the country. He said the renewed focus on integrated approaches is grounded, on the one hand, in persistent literacy and skills challenges, and, on the other, in the new skills demands and impetus generated by the current context of globalization, digitization and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs (MPPA) on Thursday 6th September, 2018 held a fruitful meeting regarding preparations on the forthcoming Diaspora Agribusiness Investment Forum.
President Julius Maada Bio and President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo represented Africa to woo investors at the just-concluded conference in China.
It was a fitting honor for the Sierra Leone President to be one of the only two Heads of State invited to represent Africa in order to woo investors on the continent. The ceremony was the 4th Investing in Africa Forum held in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
“In the area of the school feeding programme, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education is only going to target deprived schools in the Western Rural and Urban areas and in the provinces.”
These were the words of the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Brima Michael Turay. He went on to state that the school feeding programme was initially not part of the free quality education package, but was added as a supplementary package. He maintained that “the ministry has already identified the schools that will benefit.”
One Samuel Enitor King, on Monday 10th September this year tendered the medical report of his donkey before Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street.
The State alleged that the female donkey in question was stolen by one Staff Sergeant Hassan Kamara of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) at Jorpoh Farm, Palokoh Road at Waterloo in the outskirts of Freetown.
One alleged fraudster, Hassan Sheriff has been kept at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road by Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street for allegedly committing grave criminal offences, which negate the Criminal Procedure Act of the laws of Sierra Leone.
The accused person is charged with the offence of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, contrary to law. The Particulars of Offence states that he stole one Ford Eveco truck with Registration Number AGO 229 valued at sixty five million Leones.