Former Minister of Labour and Social Security Adekunle King Esq. says the ministry is faced with challenges ranging from financial constraints, institutional challenges, working environment, inadequate mobility, inadequate staff capacity among others things that have been negatively affecting the ministry.
Freetown Terminal Limited - Bollore has handed over a newly-constructed community center to residents of Moa Wharf community. This is part of the moves of the Freetown Terminal Limited to support the community with basic social amenities.
THE HAGUE: A Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone after treating patients has died in hospital, while a second doctor is undergoing treatment, a top Dutch health official said over the weekend.
The Chief Minister of Sierra Leone, Professor David Frances past Friday 22nd November, 2019 has officially launched the 2019 National Achievement Awards (NAAs 2019), yearly organized by the All Works of Life (AWOL) at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
This year’s NAAs will be held on Sunday 29th December at the Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown at 7:00pm with the theme: “Education is the key to National Cohesion and Development” and under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio.
AWOL is a not-for-profit and apolitical organisation committed to supporting the government of the day in its nation building efforts. The organisation usually does this through its NAAs, the school feeding and awards program every June 16 and other charity endeavors.
Rumors about one of Sierra Leone People's Party's (SLPP) finest Parliamentarians, Honorable Ibrahim Tawa Conteh fondly called ‘Keeper Tawa’, reaching conclusion to resign his membership from the SLPP to join the main opposition All People's Congress (APC) Party, spreads like wild fire in the harmattan over the weekend.
Honorable Daniel Koroma (APC) and Honorable Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Yumkella (NGC) with support from Members of Parliament from C4C and SLPP have introduced a motion to amend the Finance Act passed last week.
The move is a show of a sense of responsibility and joint action by MPs to reverse the Cart Blanche impress expenditure given to the President, Vice President and the Speaker of Parliament.
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary designate to China and ten other countries, His Excellency Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina has presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace of Indonesia.
Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Edward Hinga Sandy has stated that, the recent shortage of fuel is not as a result of the government’s failure to pay fuel subsidy since July last year as claimed by one petroleum dealer in a letter.
Dr. Sandy was debunking the rumor in a letter circulated on social media, accusing the government of not paying subsidies to the Oil Marketing Companies a year ago. He was speaking during the weekly Ministry of Information and Communication press briefing at Youyi Building in Freetown.
The 21st batch of Chinese Medical Team at the Jui hospital has done a major operation on a lady having a major abdominal problem.
The lady who had the operation done and is now recovering very well said she is happy for the life saving operation and the medical team must tell the world that Sylvia Thompson was the patient that has been saved.
The District Emergency Operation Center (DEOC) has issued a notification for the activation of DEOC with Level One (1) care for the containment of the Lassa Fever outbreak in Tonkolili.However, Dr. Abdul Mac Falama, District Medical Officer of Tonkolili said the situation is under control and they are currently preparing SITREP to brief the minister and president on the current situation.
Born in Magburaka town in Sierra Leone, Mohamed Buya Turay is a striker for the Sierra Leone national team Leone Stars. He also plays for Djurgarden IF in Sweden and he recently won the highest goal-scorer Golden Boot Award in the just-concluded
Newly appointed Ministers and Commissioners have subscribed to oath of office. Addressing the new ministers and commissioners at State House, President Julius Maada Bio said he expects a lot from them and that they should be reminded that the task ahead is enormous.
Members of the newly constituted Sierra Leone Premier League Board and the Sierra Leone Football Association have engaged His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio on preparations for the 2019/2020 league season.
Presenting the visiting team at State House, Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, said that the meeting was important because it gave an opportunity for the President and members of the newly constituted Board to interact. He noted that as a moral guarantor, it was his responsibility to ensure that football was up and running in the country and commended the President for his support for the development of sports.
Her Excellency the first Lady of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Maada Bio, has put forward a strong statement on the position Sierra Leonean women and girls – their struggles and vulnerability during a two-day roundtable luncheon gathering of prominent business women, CEO’s from across Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in UAE’s capital Dubai. The aim of the luncheon is to exchange experiences about the opportunities and challenges for women in business, while exploring potential synergies.
Commissioner Biobele Georgewill of the Commissioner of Inquiry has stated that any property which is disowned by any Person of Interest (POI) in the ongoing assets investigation shall forfeit such property to the State.
The West Africa Women and Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone (WAWGE-SL), will hold a 10-day outreach and sensitization tour against violence on women and girls within ten communities across the western area of Sierra Leone starting on Sunday, 1st to Tuesday, 10th December, 2019. The aim of this ten (10) days sensitization according to the directorate of WAWGE-SL is in line with the first lady's fight against the ruthless violence on women and girls in communities in Sierra Leone.
The Sierra Leone national team Leone Stars went down to Benin by a goal to nil in Cotonou in their second match in the ongoing 2O21 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Leone Stars conceded an early goal in the 28th minute from striker Jodel Dossou.
Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Ishmael Beah, has called at State House to commend His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio on his stance in the protection and promotion of the welfare of children in Sierra Leone.
Honorable Justice Bankole Thompson, who presides as sole Commissioner at Commission of Inquiry No. 65, yesterday 20th November, 2019 ruled and insisted that the Asset Probe of former President Ernest Bai Koroma would be done public.
Former Presidential Aspirant, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, Alimamy Petito Koroma, Bai Mamoud Bangura, Hon. AKK and other senior All People’s Congress (APC) Party stakeholders from Kambia district and its surroundings have painted the district Red as they conclude the party’s last political rally for the upcoming bye-election in Constituency 210, Kambia district.
Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sadiq Sillah
Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sadiq Sillah has informed Sierra Leoneans that come January 1, 2020, the price of air tickets will drop by 15%. He made this disclosure over AYV’s Wake Up Sierra Leone programme on Wednesday 20th November, 2019.
Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh is in Washington on a week-long visit to discuss Sierra Leone’s Compact readiness with senior executives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Deputy Minister of Technical and Higher Education Dr. Turad Senesie has said among other things that the government has spent Le251 billion on Universities, Polytechnics and Training Colleges in less than two-years since their inception.
He was speaking at the weekly press briefing held at the Ministry of Information and Communication conference room at Youyi Building in Freetown.
Registrar John Juana speaking at the Social Good Summit in Kenema
The Registrar Eastern Polytechnic in Kenema, John Juana has appealed to the government to grant them university status.
He made this call whilst speaking on behalf of the principal of the polytechnic at the National Youth Innovations Awards ceremony organized by UNDP and partners at the Eastern Polytechnic last Friday 15th November, 2019.
Minister Of Basic and Senior Secondary Education at Government of Sierra Leone
Dear Nyaanina and Peynina,
Re: A Letter to my Daughters about Becoming Sierra Leone’s Minister of Education
Your great grandfather served as a civil servant in the Ministry of Education for decades. He rose from the position of school teacher to headmaster, then he became a teacher supervisor and finally retired as inspector of schools
By Anthony Kamara, Conference Communications, Outreach and Media Relations Coordinator
Representatives from the Sierra Leone Governments, Civil Society Organizations, development partners, private sector, non-Mano River Union (MRU) delegates yesterday Tuesday 19th November, 2019 concluded a 2-day conference on Renewable Energy and Clean Cooking at the Bintumani Conference Hall in Freetown.
Opening Plenary Speakers Included: Amb. Medina A. Wesseh, Esq - MRU Secretary-General; Hon. Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella -TENN Founder and Chairman; Mr. Mahama Kappiah, Executive Director ECREEE; Mr. Andrew Herscowitz, Power Africa Coordinator; Hon. Bärbel Höhn- Special Representative for Energy in Africa, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and Chair of the Global Renewables Congress; Hon. Alhaji Kanja Sesay – Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone; H.E. President Julius Maada Bio – President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.