University of Sierra Leone former lecturer, Professor Thomas Yormah has started work as the country’s new Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB). Ha has warned staff at the Bureau that during his tenure there is no place for sacred cows. He succeeds Ing. James Saio Dumbuya.
The handing-over event last week was attended by the acting Minister of Trade and Industry, Rev. Abraham Sesay-Jones, the Permanent Secretary, Abdul Rahman Fofana and the Director of Trade, Charles Mere-weather Thompson.
The Freetown City Council has announced a competition meant to encourage residents to clean their environment.
The Mayor of Freetown Municipality, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, said on Thursday that the approach is the latest in a series of initiatives designed to free the city of filth while preventing recurrent flooding.
A Sierra Leonean woman and educationist Mrs. Memuna Warne, who was on a visit to London and was due to fly back to Sierra Leone last week, has reportedly died in a fire which engulfed the house she was staying in Woolwich, South-East London.
According to a London Standard News report, dozens of firefighters tackled the flames after the blaze broke out at the house in Centurion Square, Woolwich, in the early hours of Thursday, 6 September 2018.
The newly-appointed General Manager of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC), Mr. Isaac Ken-Greene has taken over control of the institution in a colorful ceremony at the corporation’s headquarters at PWD-Kissy in Freetown.
Chairing the Program, the Chairman of National Commission for Privatization (NCP), Umaru Koroma commended the outgoing Manager, Bockarie Lewis Kamara for doing his best during his tenure. He assured the incoming boss his administration’s full support in whatever capacity to transform the sector to its true value.
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.