His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has reassured his government’s commitment to human capital development, while making a presentation at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This year’s festival focused on human capital development. President Bio was invited as a special guest by World Bank President Jim Yong to join other world leaders to make commitment on investing in human capital development.
Minister of Political and Public Affairs, Ambassador Mohammed Foday Yumkella, has informed journalists that his ministry is not an extension of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), as many people might assume.
Ambassador Yumkella, was speaking on Friday, 30th November, at the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Beijing, China. He said his ministry’s mandate is to serve the interest of the general good of all Sierra Leoneans.
Three villages in the North-West region of Port Loko District recently validated their village maps showing land plots and the sizes of all their land-owning families.
The beneficiary villages, Matatie, Rosint and Rokupr Wosie, have been involved in the validation of their plots of land including boundary lines and marks between neighbors as well as neighboring villages for three days.
Priscilla Schwartz : Determined to deal with rapists
Sierra Leone is contemplating reviewing its laws to make it easier to prosecute rapists. This is according to Justice Minister Mrs. Priscilla Schwartz.
She told her audience that the idea is to place the burden of proof on guilt on the accused, rather than on the accuser. Mrs. Schwartz was speaking at a high level forum on gender based violence (GBV), as part of commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign against GBV.
One of Sierra Leone's finest Economists, Prince Jacob Macauley has warned against tax increases and advised government to look into the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for the country's economy to have a turnaround.
He warns that the manner in which the tax has increased in this short period, will affect the poor people but also that bread and butter issues will become more difficult.
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie has called on staff of the Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (IHPAU) to merge their services with the ministry and to be strict and professional in the project they are asking to man, as well as for them to recognize that more work is needed from them.
At INTEGEMS hall in Freetown on Monday, fifteen staff from the Ministry of Energy, Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) and Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) received certificates after completing three weeks of intensive training in understanding the fundamentals of electricity demand forecasting (load forecast), power flow analysis, and integrated generation and transmission expansion planning.
Magistrate Abdul Sheriff on Monday committed a sexual penetration matter involving one Juma Jalloh, 24, to the High Court for trial after four prosecution witnesses testified against him for the offense of sexual penetration of a five years old girl.
The accused person had been before Magistrate Sheriff on a preliminary investigation for allegedly penetrating a child, contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act No.12 of 2012.
The 2018 Afro Barometer Report that was launched recently at the Ministry of Information and Communication conference hall at Youyi Building, Brookfields in Freetown by Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), has rated the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) as being at the bottom while the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has risen up the ladder in terms of performance and respect for human rights.
First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Jabie Bio, yesterday 4th December held a two-hour cordial interaction with management and staff of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire during a courtesy call on the Empire at its Wesley Street campus in Freetown.
Hon. Justice Alusine Sesay presiding over of the High Court of Sierra Leone on Monday 3rd December, 2018 sentenced and convicted a fifty six years old man to twelve years imprisonment for the offence of sexual penetration.
The Anti Corruption Commission, (ACC) Lawyer Kalvin Mantsebo, yesterday 3rd December, 2018 closed his case in the High Court of Sierra Leone, between the ACC and 6 accused persons, in relation to the 2017 Hajj Gate.
Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has officially launched the Northern Region Women’s Network on Friday 30th November 30, 2018, at the Golden Tulip Hotel.
The Northern Region Women’s Network is a registered non-governmental and non-political association made up of 50 professional and female business associates from the seven districts in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone.
Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources resumed operations on Friday, after workers ended a strike that had stalled work for at least eight days, a senior union official told the press.
The strike was the second in the past month to hit Sierra Rutile, one of the country’s largest companies, following a week-long stoppage in October that led Iluka to cut its output forecast of rutile, which is used to make white pigment and titanium metal.
Authorities at Bonthe Island in the Bonthe District are putting modalities in place to host the 2018 Agro-Tourism exhibition which begins on 21st December and ends on 24th December this year. It is the first time in the history of the island to hold such an event.
The Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Ministry of Trade and other partners would be involved in making the event a memorable one.