During the visit of President Julius Maada Bio in his `Thank You Tour ’ on Friday 25th January, 2019, he promised the people of Kailahun that his government will do everything possible to take development to that once neglected district. President Bio expressed his gratitude to the people of Kailahun for always standing by him and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
“My main motive to visit you is to say thanks to you all for your overwhelming votes that brought me to power”, President Bio said.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Sierra Leone (CIUSL) has held the 2019 Spring Festival Serial Cultural Experiencing Activities at the Tai Chi Garden situated at Kortright 22, Fourah Bay College, yesterday Tuesday 29th January, 2019.
The program was graced by Professor He Mingqing, Director of CIUSL, Mr. Wiston Webber, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, the Deputy Registrar of FBC, Mr. Lebbie, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wu Peng and other dignitaries.
Judges on the Commissions of Inquiry have today subscribed to the Oath of Office before His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio during a ceremony at State House.
The three judges, appointed recently, were Justice Biobele Georgewill from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Justice William Annan Atuguba from the Republic of Ghana and Justice Bankole Thompson, a Sierra Leonean judge.
In an interview with Herbert Bangura, the Executive Director of Young Peace Builders (YPB), he said; "Young people are not just the future, they are the present. Today, more than half of the world’s population is under the age of 26. By offering young people a possibility to take part in shaping their own future, young people can be at the front line of Peacebuilding".
A press release issued by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) states that: “The ACC has discovered huge structural and agency loopholes at the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC)
The press release dated Friday 25th January, 2019 mentioned among the ACC findings “serious lapses in the scripts and examination management regime; weak controls in the script room; lack of proper records in respect of script movements and no records of issued scripts maintained by the script room staff”.
Mayor of Freetown Municipality, Her Worship Yvonne Aki Sawyerr accompanied by the Director General of National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Mohamed Fouad Daboh and the Minister of Labor Adekunle King have visited the market complex at Sewa Ground in central Freetown on Friday 25th January 2019.
The subject of empowerment of women has become a burning issue all over the world including Sierra Leone.
United Nations member states and agencies and even President Julius Maada Bio have emphasized gender issues for it to be given utmost priority. However, female stone miners at the Baw Baw Quarry in the Peninsular Area of Freetown are asking whether they are not among the women of Sierra Leone as they daily suffer to make ends meet through stone mining.
The rate of illegal exportation of Sierra Leone fishes, rice and palmoil through the Sierra Leone-Guinea borders in the Kambia district has become very much worrisome and causing Sierra Leone to lose billions of leones to illegal exporters.
Dozens of crooks are seen on an hourly basis stealing away to neighboring Guinea, large quantities of bags of rice, drums of palmoil and cartoons of fishes, evading tax.
President, Lebanese Committee in Sierra Leone - Samir Hassanyeh
Sources close to the Secretariat of the Commissions of Inquiry (COI) have informed AYV that at least eleven Lebanese contractors/suppliers are to appear before the Commissions relating to several government contracts in the Ministries of Defense, Health and Agriculture respectively.
The Chinese medical team past weekend visited the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Goderich Campus and offered free medical care to over 100 staff, students, auxiliary workers and the Goderich community.
The 30-member Chinese medical team comprised medical doctors, nurses and surgeons who diagnosed and treated the targeted beneficiaries with finesse.
Following the successful implementation of a pilot project, aimed at capturing and transmitting Artisanal Fisheries Landing Data to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, through an innovative Mobile Phone Application, Open Data Kit (ODK), the ministry has thought it prudent to expandthe programme to other major fishing communities, starting with the training of members of Community Management Associations and Enumerators on Artisanal Data Collection throughODK Application in various fish landing sitesincluding,those in Goderich, Shenge, Sulima , Konakridi, Bailor, Yeliboya, Portee, Tisana, Bonthe, Tombo, andMama Beach.
Parliament has on Thursday 24th January 2019 expressed its thanks and appreciation to the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the plethora of gifts it had received in the form of Chinese Grant to give a facelift to the Parliament of Sierra Leone.
Following the presentation of the gifts by the acting Leader of Government Business, Hon. Mathew S. Nyuma, the Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu implored the House in a standing ovation, and called on the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Wu Peng to convey the unanimous appreciation of the House to the Chinese Government for the gifts it to the Sierra Leone Parliament, through the Government and the People of Sierra Leone.
The newly-appointed Sierra Leone ambassadors to the United States of America (USA) and the Republic of Liberia have bid farewell to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
The Ambassador to Washington, Sidique Abubakar Wai, said he was grateful for his appointment to serve his nation abroad. He said President Bio was leading the country in a positive direction and that there is every need to join the cause to transform Sierra Leone. He also stated that he is ready to build on the existing relationship between Sierra Leone and the USA.
The Acting Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T), Dr. Philip John Kanu is doing all within his power to ensure that the college regains its past glory.
His cordial relationship with the corporate world within the college community has yielded great dividends as one of the paint factories around the college vicinity-Royal Lintex Paint Factory has donated about 150 (18kg) water paints, 50 gallons of oil paints and 5 (250ml) water tanks all estimated at millions of Leones to help beautify the college campus and store water for students to avoid scarcity.
The queen took to the podium of the Convent, her Alma mater, to launch the Protect Her Campaign as part of her promise during the contest to continue her advocacy committed to the welfare of children and youth, with special emphasis on women and girls.
Pupils of the school welcomed the queen as a role model to society, especially counting on her former role as Public Relations Officer of the Children's Forum Network (CFN).
On 25th January, 2019 the Port Loko Catholic Secondary School in Port Loko district celebrated its 50th Anniversary of academic excellent service at the school compound, upper Falaba Road, Port Loko with the theme: “Fanning the Flames of Excellence.”
The program was graced by ministers, representatives from various schools across the district and traditional leaders among other dignitaries.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation with support from DFID has intensified its Free Health Care drug distribution to hospitals and Peripheral Health Units (PHUs) across the country.
The latest to receive the consignment of the free health care commodities was Pujehun district with four trucks of which two trucks are for the Pujehun Government Hospital and two trucks for the District Health Management Team (DHMT) for onward distribution to the Peripheral Health Units (PHUs) in the district.
President Julius Maada Bio has made history by deciding that all former Sierra Leone presidents are to get gratuity and pension entitlements. His decision was borne out of the urgent need to include the depraved and sickly former head of state Valentine Strasser who is presently getting treatment in Ghana, thanks to the SLPP government.
The decision by government to pay his gratuity and pension has been welcomed by many concerned Sierra Leoneans who believe that it is long overdue. Valentine Strasser, according to reports, is currently receiving pension as a retired military officer and not as a former head of state.
The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is urging political leaders to control their supporters and sympathizers with regard their attitude and behavior towards, especially journalists and civil society activists.
Abdul M. Fatoma’s statement comes in the wake of increased attack and death threats on journalists allegedly by supporters of the All People’s Congress (APC) party.