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.
A team comprising volunteers of the Legal Aid Board Satellite Office, the Approved School Community Advisory Bureau and Councilor of Ward 410 Abu Bakar Sadu Kamara has appealed for the lifting of the suspension on the Bureau.
Cuban Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Felix Raul Rojas Cruz yesterday 14th October, 2019 played host to top representatives from the Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors at his Juba Hills residence in Freetown.
President Bio and Vice President Naidu at State House
Honourable Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, has disclosed that the agreement with Export–Import Bank of India would, therefore, open a credit line of US$30million to support Sierra Leone with a major irrigation development project, boost agricultural productivity at the Tomabom rice project and eventually achieve food self-sufficiency.
Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai Kai has observed that children always look forward to the free food provided in schools, especially in the rural areas that need not be overstated, that education is government’s flagship program in its Medium-Term National Development Plan, that he is extremely delighted for the Japanese food aid that would contribute immensely to human capital development and underlined the need for the country not to depend solely only on its natural resources stating, “this is the premise.”
The Executive Chairman Cape Lambert, Tony Sage has said the company is now focused on the development of the Marampa Project to bring it to its long-awaited production for the benefit of its shareholders as well as the people of Sierra Leone. See project update below:
Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh past Saturday 12th October, 2019 welcomed to the shores of Sierra Leone the Vice President of India Dr. M'Venkaiah Naidu and entourage.