After a successful stint in working in Sierra Leone Ambassador Wu Peng left for another assignment beginning of this month to usher in his successor Ambassador Hu Zhangliang who will take up office at the end of this month.
Ambassador Hu Zhanliang born in 1973, previously worked as the division director of the Department of African affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the deputy mayor of Rushan City in Shandong Province and the counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom.
President Julius Maada Bio has celebrated the sacrifices of nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone and announced efforts being made to develop Sierra Leone’s first ever Nurses and Midwifery Strategic Plan for 2019-2023.
“I am always curious but eternally thankful about how nurses and midwives combine their professional training with acute critical thinking and mix all of that with compassion, care, communicating with empathy, and building trust as caregivers,” he said, adding that the strategic plan would lay out six major pathways for developing the nursing education and practice in the country.
The Programme Manager of National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Progremme, Dr. Linda Foray has said Sierra Leone has an estimated 23,000 (twenty three thousand) TB cases; alongside several estimates of TB HIV pro-infection and an estimate of 3,000 (three thousand) TB- related deaths according to WHO report.
Dr. Linda Foray made this disclosure during a press conference at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation when speaking about their success in the fight against TB at this year’s World TB Day.
Fifteen alleged thieves on Monday 25th March 2019 re-appeared before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street for committing various felonious offences, contrary to law.
According to the charge sheet, the fifteen alleged criminals are charged with multiple offences ranging from Conspiracy, Store Breaking to Larceny, which negate certain core Sections of the Criminal Procedure Act of 1965.
(Middle) SLRSA Deputy Executive Director sardined by senior police management
Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), Ibrahim Sannoh, has engaged senior police management at the mile 38 check point on road safety and the need to enforce all road safety laws to reduce the spate of road accident.
This came in the wake of the high rate of death caused by road accident and road traffic crashes, according to a recent data, which the SLRSA Deputy Executive Director says accounts for over five hundred deaths every year.
The Freetown City Council has started resettling 400 impoverished residents of Kroo Bay and Susan Bay's communities in Freetown.
This weekend, the Freetown Mayor, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and a small team from the FCC, commenced efforts to resettle members of the Kroo Bay and Susan’s Bay communities that were affected by twin fire disasters two weeks ago.
The Legal Aid Board over the weekend fulfilled a promise it made to clique members – a few of who were female sex workers - during the March 2018 elections by handing over two thousand four hundred and seventy-five (2,475) names of cliques member to the Youth Minister, Hon. Mohamed Orman Bangura for inclusion into one of the youth projects of the Ministry. Only 2% of those on the list are above thirty-years.
Pupils listening to Head of Public Education Unit, ACC, Michael Sesay
In its drive to empower school pupils in the fight against corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Thursday 21st March 2019 hosted a conference for all its School Integrity Clubs in the Western Area Urban and Rural.
Speaking at the St. Anthony Parish Hall in Freetown, Head of Public Education Unit, Michael Sesay expressed appreciation to the Clubs for spreading anti-corruption messages in the schools. He entreated the Teacher Coordinators to be committed in coordinating the affairs of the clubs and making them vibrant.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) in collaboration with the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) have held an all education stakeholders meeting in Kono District to ensure the effective delivery of free quality education. The meeting was held at the MBSSE Conference Hall.
Dr. Adonis Abboud, Member Board of Governors Commonwealth Africa Initiative, over the weekend rocks hundreds of young people and other dignitaries at the Youth Forum for Young and Emerging African Leaders (YEAL) at the 2019 CommonWealth-Africa Summit.
The well experienced personality who spoke on the theme: “Shaping our Future Together Today”, informed the garthering that he is one of those who have advocated for long that it is time that young men and women take over the steering wheel of our destiny in Africa.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) notes, with serious suspicion, acts of grand corruption in the handling of court fines, levies, charges, dues or funds at the Judicial Sub-Treasury within the Judiciary Administration.
The Commission wishes to inform the general public that it has launched an investigation into the management of such funds paid by members of the public as ordered by the various courts to staff of the Judicial Sub-Treasury.
The Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Accra, Ghana, his Excellency Fuchsova Margita has disclosed plans by his government to open diplomatic consular services in Sierra Leone.
Ambassador Margita made this disclosure during a courtesy visit of the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic on the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation, Hon. Alhaji Kanja Sesay at the Minister’s Conference Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, OAU drive, Tower Hill, Freetown.
Helen Keller International has trained 517 midwifery students across Sierra Leone. The training was geared towards empowering final year students of the National School of Midwifery on Family Planning and Implants. The training was funded by Irish Aid in collaboration with the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Unit within the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
On Tuesday 19th March, 2019 at the United Council of Imams office at 70D Kissy Bye-Pass Road in Freetown, the Temne Community Development Council newly-appointed President Alhaji Issa Catco Kamara paid a courtesy visit to seek the approval and support of the Council.
The meeting featured members of the Council and other stakeholders. The essence was to bring Themne people together.
A Sierra Leonean-born Ohio State University graduate is training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Maggie Barrie isn't just looking to win medals — she also wants to inspire kids back in her home country – Sierra Leone. “Sierra Leone is a third-world country. It doesn't have a lot of resources. It went through a lot of turmoil and war. There are a lot of people who don't have opportunities that I do. As a young athlete, I promised myself I would always give back to my country. I wouldn't just be on TV — just represent them — I want to make a difference for young athletes,” Barrie said.
The Wara-Wara Mountain in Koinadugu District has been a centre for touristic attraction for both indigenes and people outside the district. But of recent, the issues of deforestation on the mountain and house constructions at the foot of the mountain by some residents have been among many challenges the mountain faces which is impacting negatively on the environment.
Anthony Navo, Founder and CEO of AYV and Jamie Angus, Director of BBC World Service.
AYV Press Release
(FREETOWN, March, 22ND 2019) Africa Young Voices (AYV) announced today a new partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the world service programme in London. This is the first AYV partnership with a global broadcaster in Sierra Leone.
‘’I feel extremely delighted. This is an historic moment. This new partnership harnesses our global reach and broadcasting capabilities to bring our audiences good content. We are happy for this partnership. It’s a win-win for both AYV and BBC. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the BBC to bring good programmes to AYV, said Anthony Navo, Founder and CEO of AYV.
This Sunday, 24th March, 2019, all roads will lead to the Paradise Garden Entertainment Complex on Beach Road in Freetown, to witness a dramatic twist in the ongoing widely watched TV reality show, AYV/Africell Housemates Salone 2019.
This week, the House will not evict any of its Housemates but rather, will resend 2 former Housemates pictured above into the house to join the current housemates. The 2 evictees to be re-added who will be resend into the house will be the 2 with the highest votes. The event is set to start at exactly 7:00pm.
By Musa Conteh, Senior Information Officer, Cabinet Secretariat
The Cabinet Secretariat (CabSec) has concluded a two–day retreat in Bo City, Southern Province.
The purpose of the retreat was for the Administrative and Technical Staff to review its Mandate and develop an operational plan for strengthening its structures, systems and processes in order to position the Institution to effectively and efficiently support the objectives of the New Direction Agenda.
In an effort to solicit sustained support on road safety campaign, the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority – (SLRSA) past Wednesday 20th March 2019, engaged senior media practitioners in a one-day dialogue forum.
The event which was held at the Harry Yansaneh Hall, SLAJ Headquarters at Campbell Street in Freetown, brought together over 30 Managing Editors of Newspapers and 15 radio station managers across the country with representative from WIMSAL, SLAJ and Reporters Union.