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.
Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has commissioned a newly constructed health centre, Haja Fanta Memorial Health Centre on Saturday September 8, 2018 at Kontha Wallah in the Lokomasama Chiefdom Port Loko district.
The health centre was built by an indigene of the village, Mrs. Aminata Sankoh Yilla with support from her husband and family members.
The first batch of 420 out of a total of 828 Muslim pilgrims that successfully observed the 2018 annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are expected to arrive at the Freetown International Airport, Lungi on board Flynas Airlines today 7th September, 2018.
Upon arrival, the blessed men and women will then be conveyed to the Siaka Stevens Stadium on road through Port Loko, where their relatives will collect them at 7:00pm.