Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala, knows the difficulty in the fight against corruption. He says it is a fight that must be won if Sierra Leone is to eradicate poverty and embark on the difficult road to economic development.
Delivering a keynote address on Thursday 6th September, 2018 at the West and Central Africa Regional Youth Consultation Meeting, organized by the African Union in Dakar, Senegal, he spoke about the challenges of ‘leveraging youth capacities for the fight against corruption in Africa’.
For 60-year-old madam Isatu Sesay, the earth is like a woman; whatever you give it, it gives you back in manifold- although it may take a little while. That is her main reason for investing in rice farming.
“When you give the earth one seed of rice, it will give you hundreds in return,” she says, “You don’t have to have a Master’s Degree to know that. The earth is like a woman’s womb that nurtures a sperm cell for nine months and gives back a bouncing baby. We are not actually taking advantage of the vast acres of arable land we are blessed with in this country.”
Sightsavers-Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 5th September 2018 engaged two Parliamentary Oversight Committees at Committee Room One Parliament Building, in order to strengthen the good relationships that has existed between the two institutions.
Sightsavers’ Sierra Leone Country Director, Nancy Smart said that the purpose of their meeting with the Parliament of Sierra Leone is to renew their relationship and commitment with MPs, especially those of the Parliamentary Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), to support the implementation and achievement of the SDGs.
Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police, Dr. Richard Moigbeh
The Sierra Leone Police says it has introduced breathalyzer as a means of controlling drink driving, which it says is a major factor in high rates of road accidents in the country.
A breathalyzer is used to measure an estimate of blood alcohol content from a breath sample. Traffic police officers will be equipped with the handheld device and they will be selecting drivers at random for testing, disclosed police spokesman, Superintendent Brima Kamara to AYV yesterday.
The Ministry of Labor says it has instituted an investigation into the source of a press statement announcing the dissolution of the executive committee of the umbrella body of drivers in the country.
The Sierra Leone Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union has been in disarray within the last few days following the indictment of its top leadership by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over allegations of financial misappropriation.
Ombudsman of Sierra Leone, Melron C. Nicol-Wilson Esq, was yesterday 5th September, 2018 finally sacked from his position as Ombundmans of the Republic of Sierra Leone by His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
Director General of National Telecommunications Commission, (NATCOM) Mr. Maxwell Hinga Massaquoi and entourage yesterday visited Orange telecom providers at Hill Station in Freetown.
The team on arrival was welcomed by the Chief Finance Officer, Gaelle Kerlin who informed the NATCOM DG and team that Orange is always open to inspection from the national telecommunications regulator NATCOM.
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie has officially removed and dismantled the physical iron restraints (chaining) to a more humane (soft) restraints, a new method of chaining mental health patients on Monday, September 3, 2018 at the Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital, Kissy in the east end of Freetown.
Officially removing and dismantling of the physical iron restraints, Dr. Alpha Wurie disclosed that he visited the hospital couple of years ago, and could not emerging what he saw about three to four months back that the hospital would have been transformed to that kind of setting and commended Partners In Health.