Today is World AIDS Day. Held on December 1 each year, the event is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show support for people living with the disease and memorialize those who have died.
“The citizens of Sierra Leone are heroes and heroines. Even though there are physical and psychological effects, I admire them greatly”, the newly-elected Secretary General of National Democratic Alliance Party (NDA), Abdulai Barrie said of the country’s fight against Ebola recently.
A committee set up in Lungi to help with smooth conduct of the 2015 census, has held a meeting with stakeholders and community people at the Lungi community, to enlighten them about the importance of the upcoming national population census.
The acting head of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Mr. Patrick Ndulu has received an award from the Media Alliance for Business Administration and Development for his outstanding performance in the educational sector and for his remarkable contribution to the promotion of the agenda for prosperity in the country.
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone recently wrote a very encouraging and optimistic article published by the prestigious Wall Street Journal on Thursday November 26 in which he outlined his vision for the country after the devastation caused by the ebola epidemic.
The article, titled A Post-Ebola plan for Sierra Leone started off with an analysis of the effects of the scourge not only on the economy but on most sectors of public life including health, education, employment and others.
One of the eleven flag-bearer aspirants of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Mr. Franklyn Rogers, was part of Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella’s delegates that travelled to Bo city last Friday.
Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, who is strongly challenging for the SLPP presidential ticket for the 2018 presidential poll, visited Bo city upon the invitation of party stakeholders in the Southern Region, including former Vice President Dr. Joe Demby, Dr. M. B. Yilla, and traditional rulers among others.
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are reported to have warned the Government of Sierra Leone that it should not go ahead with the Mamamah Airport Project on grounds that it is untimely given the country’s post-Ebola socio-economic recovery plans at hand.
Hon. Mohamed Jawara of Constituency 100 in the east end of Freetown was hailed last week by colleagues on both sides of the House and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah as one of the Members of Parliament who made an outstanding contribution to the just concluded budgetary debate in the House of Parliament.
In an exclusive interview with AYV, Hon. Jawara said, “It is a sin as a seasoned teacher not to make salient contributions in the House, and especially on pertinent issues like the Appropriation Bill that was laid before us this week.”