The Infectious Disease Prevention Centre at 34 Military Barracks, built with support from the Chinese government, has commenced full operation to the public beginning August 22.
In July this year, the facility was jointly commissioned by President Julius Maada Bio and Chinese Ambassador WU Peng to deal with an emergency disease outbreak in an auspicious occasion held at the Wilberforce military barracks, attended by local and foreign dignitaries.
Corruption, economic experts say is a major impediment to national growth that has apparently left several states, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa in acute deficiency and deep economic backwardness.
The National President of Sierra Leone Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union Alpha Bah has been subjected to an inquiry on allegations of embezzlement of public funds by the Anti-Corruption Commission. This move by the ACC saw a peaceful protest by people who identified themselves as concerned union members demanding for accountability.
In a bid to address mining flaws and concerns raised by aggrieved land owners, the Members of Parliament in the Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Minerals last week engaged Sierra Rutile Limited and VIMETCO (SMHL) in Moyamba District.
Addressing company officials the Committee chairman, Hon. Emerson Saa Lamina of the Coalition for Change (C4C), said although they had been receiving a number of complaints and concerns from their constituents on their operations yet they were not there to probe them.
Amara S. M. Sowa, former principal of a private Christian institution, Every Nation College in Bo City has been appointed by His Excellency President Bio as the National Program Coordinator, a role that will provide strategic oversight for the Free, Quality Education Program with office at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education.
The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has hailed the authorities at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown for handing over the remains of Mr. Bola David Garrick to his wife Mrs. Dorothea E.M. Garrick immediately, following orders from the Legal Aid Board.
The Legal Aid Board had in a letter dated 27 August 2018 ordered the Government Pathologist, Dr. Owiz Koroma to hand over the remains of Bola David Garrick to his wife Mrs. Dorothea E.M. Garrick without any further delay or face the consequences.
Following a warranted search of the Immigration Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of Administrator and Registrar General and Ishmarie Enterprise, a private venture, the Anti Corruption Commission has arrested and detained six officials. The officials, whose identities are yet to be revealed, include two officials from each of the government institutions and one private businessman on Walpole Street in Freetown.
Africa Young Voices Media Empire on Monday 27th August 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding with veteran journalist and media guru Winston Ojukutu Macauley Jr. for the commencement of the first-of-its-kind television program titled: “The AYV Late, Late Show”.
This show according to Winston Ojukutu Macauley is something that has never been tried in Sierra Leone, noting it is the first of its kind in the history of television broadcast.
One Joshua Gbantoga has appeared before Abdul Sheriff adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.7 at Siaka Stevens Street for the offence of Sexual Harassment, contrary to section (13) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
The accused person is alleged to have sexually harassed a child under the age of eighteen years old on Friday 1st July 2018 and on 11 July 2018 at Fornah Drive, Metchem, Goderich in the far west of Freetown.