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.
One Mohamed Allieu Barrie has been re-arraigned before Abdul Sheriff adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.7 at Siaka Steven Street for the offence of Sexual Penetration of a Child, contrary to law.
The accused person allegedly penetrated the sex organ of the victim (name withheld) on 30 January 2018, at the Milton Margai College of Education and Science and Technology campus at Goderich in the west of Freetown.
The State Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan, Hideki Makihara, and his delegation of Special Envoy has paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang at her Tower Hill office in Freetown.
According to Hideki Makihara, his visit was to deliberate on international global issues and to further strengthen the existing bilateral relationship between both countries, and to broaden Japan’s continued support to the Republic of Sierra Leone, especially the priority areas of President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction Agenda, namely Education, Health, Energy, Water Supply and Agriculture among others.
Focus 1000 recently held a National strategy workshop to sustain community engagement for improved health outcomes for women and children in Sierra Leone.
Speaking at the session, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the organization, Mohammed Bailor Jalloh, said Focus 1000 is a non-governmental organization that works on the issues of women and children in the country.
Peace Africa Alliance Consulting, Education & Training Centre (PAACET), Society for Learning and Yearning for Equal Opportunities (SLYEO) and other civil society partners have in a press conference yesterday raised concern over the activities of scammers, who are seriously affecting investment climate in the country.
The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (TCS) has continued with its six-month pilot project titled Family4Nature for six communities situated close to the Western Area Forests from Regent to Sussex.
From May this year when the program commenced to August, 100 family members from Mothaim, Sussex and John Obey have benefited with participants planting 534 seedlings (Jack fruits and plum) as well as trees to provide shade at both the sanctuary and their communities thus complementing the efforts of government and donors reforestation programs in addition to cleaning their communities and distribution of 2,000 fliers on environmental and wildlife protection.
Reliable sources within the corridors of Sierra Leone’s main opposition, the All People’s Congress (APC) Party have it that the hierarchy of the party is not happy and has almost concluded arrangements to expel one of its Members of Parliament, Hon. Mohamed Bangura from the party.
It is said that Hon. Bangura may soon face an APC disciplinary committee for what is being described as “making public utterances that contravene the stance of the party”, citing a recent TV interview he granted on the Africa Young Voices (AYV) in regard to the Commission of Inquiry.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon, has signed an agreement with Golden Dragon, a Chinese transportation company, for the supply of two hundred buses to Sierra Leone.
In his statement during the 2018 Beijing Summit for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which he referred to as an “epoch making event,” the Minister said the new government in Freetown is struggling to provide certain social amenities to its citizens, adding that President Julius Maada Bio is determined to change that.