A Nigerian and Guinea Bissau national Cyprian Anoyo Ndefo has been re-arraigned before Santigie Bangura adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1at Siaka Stevens Street for importing thirty five pellets of white substances suspected to be cocaine from Brazil into the Republic of Sierra Leone, contrary to law.
The accused person was arrested on Sunday 5th August 2018 at the Freetown International Airport in the Kafu Bullom Chiefdom in the Port Loko Judicial District in the Northern Province of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Priscillia Schwartz has disclosed to the world that the once illustrious ground court rooms of the Special Court of Sierra Leone Building in Freetown with fine trimming and splendour that helped to win justice for the people of Sierra Leone had suffered yet the worst assault by the previous All People’s Congress regime.
She was directly speaking to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio during a conducted inspection tour of facility past Monday, where she complained that the building suffered from mismanagement, neglect, vandalism, decay and corruption as was with most of the country’s institutions and the economy under the previous regime.
Hon. Kandeh Yumkella continued his United States “Thank You” tour and has covered an additional four states, Philadelphia, PA, where he attended joint events organized by NGC supporters of New York, New Jersey and Delaware; Boston, MA to celebrate Eid-ul- Adha and attend joint events of the New England wing; Los Angeles, the sprawling Southern California city in the West Coast and Atlanta, GA, the capital city of the Southeast where he attended similar events organized by NGC members and Friends of KKY.
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.