His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has officially opened the new King Harman Maternal and Child Hospital at Brookfields, which will largely cater for the west of Freetown and ease pressure on 'Cottage Hospital' in the east.
The new hospital was constructed by the Government of Sierra Leone in partnership with the United Nations Food Programme, UNFPA with funds from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, DfID, under the Saving Lives Programme.
The Investigation Committee instituted by Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Information and Communications to investigate allegations levied against security personnel of the Joint Presidential Guard Force during the Sierra
Former Presidential Candidate for the main opposition, All People’s Congress (APC) party in the 2017 polls, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara has tested his popularity at Magazine Cut, Susan’s Bay, Mo-Wharf and surrounding communities.
The Anti-Corruption Corruption (ACC) Sub-Regional Office in Kono on 10th October 2019 held customized engagement with stakeholders of Moyima Community, near Woama, Tankoro Chiefdom in Kono District. The aim of the meeting was to inform the local authorities and other community members about the hazards of corruption to development, and the need for them to create strategies to ward off corrupt practices in their community.
The New Direction led government of Sierra Leone has scored what many people have described as “another political goal” by given a second chance to pregnant school pupils to continue their education during and after pregnancy. According to the new policy, pregnant school girls can now write the school examinations while pregnant and can also return to school after delivery.
It can be recalled that in 2018, Sierra Leone implemented a ban preventing pregnant students from attending school or sitting for exams. The policy was intended to protect “innocent girls” from the alleged influence of “bad” pregnant students.
The government also argued that pregnant students would be exhausted by the workload of normal classes and exposed to emotional stress and derision if they attended school as usual. Activists decried the policy, which stops many girls from finishing their education.
Several pounds of rotten and harmful pig (poke) meat is currently being sold by wicked and unpatriotic Sierra Leoneans in many local markets and stalls across the country, especially within Freetown and its immediate surrounding communities.
Thousands of people were half of yesterday 16th October, 2019 left stranded in Makeni city, Northern Sierra Leone following an unannounced strike action staged by some members of the Makeni Bike (Okada) Riders Union.
In an ongoing deliberations between the Regent village community, Ministry of Lands and Environment Protection Agency to help protect the sidewalks of the Regent – Grafton Road from stopping people to build sharks and shops.
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Basic and Senior Secondary Education chaired by Hon. Dominic J. lavalie Tshombe, has commenced effective oversight activities in the Eastern Region, in other to obtain first-hand information on the general implementation of the Free Quality Education (FQE) with particular emphasis on the judicious use of fees subsidy, the management and distribution of the teaching and learning materials, payment of refunds to the girl child, the management and approval of teachers, the status of approved schools that were left out in the disbursement of fees subsidy for 2018/2019 academic year.
Sierra Leone’s Asmaa James founder of the Black Tuesday Movement has been listed as BBC 100 Women for 2019. BBC 100 Women is a list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world who are social change makers in the 21st century.
Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. tomorrow Thursday, 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. Sierra Leone’s representatives are expected to be present.