As part of his Yuletide package, President Julius Maada Bio on Christmas Day fed over 900 children from various households within the Bonthe Municipal Island, southern Sierra Leone.
In a brief statement before the event, the President said he was delighted to celebrate the festive period with children, saying the period was a moment of joy, hence he thought of spending it with children on the island.
Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street has incarcerated a member of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), Major Musa Bangura for the offence of Sexual Penetration.
Police alleged that the accused person committed the offence of Sexual Penetration of a Child under the age of eighteen years, and that the offence contravenes Section (19) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
Chairman Western Area Rural District Council Kasho Holland-Cole has said that the council raised over two hundred million Leones as revenue in 2018 ranging from tax collection, property rate, market dues among others.
He made this statement while updating journalists on the council’s successes and challenges since he took office over six months ago.
The Head of Media at the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Superintendent Brima Kamara has denied rumors doing the rounds in the country and on social media that the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Richard Moigbe had ordered the Police to shoot on sight anybody found demonstrating against the government.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio, former Vice Presidents, Solomon Ekuma Berewa and Dr Joe Demby over the weekend met in Kenema to join the family and the Catholic Church to lay Rt. Rev. Patrick Daniel Koroma to rest in Kenema.
Until his death, the clergyman was the third Bishop of the Diocese of Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. It was established on 11 November 1970, with its territory being split off from the diocese of Freetown and Bo.
Following recent developments in the Platts Prices of petroleum products, the Petroleum Regulatory agency, ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry and the oil Marketing Companies, have jointly reviewed the pump prices of petroleum products downwards. The following pump price adjustments have immediately come into effect:
Leone Sisters United - a non-governmental organization comprising of women living in the Diaspora has donated food items and cash worth millions of Leones to four orphanages in the Western Rural District of Waterloo.
The donation according to the President of Leone Sisters United Monjama Korngor is geared towards providing humanitarian support to the less privileged in society, noting that it is a way of giving back to their society. She added that it is also a way to demonstrate their love for less privileged children so that they too can believe they are part of the society.
Head of African Mission in Somalia (AMISON) H.E Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Maderia has commended the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping troops in Somalia for transmitting their experience with the Somalia Police Force.
This, according to him, will make Africa proud and provide the continent with the capacity to police itself by copying the experiences of especially the Sierra Leone Police peacekeeping contingent in Somalia.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted Joseph Sedu Mans former Director General (DG), National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), and Yeabu M.D. Kamara, former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees NASSIT, for various corruption offences.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has met with heads of the various security agencies in the country to encourage inter-agency collaboration in the provision of effective security services to the nation.
He made the clarion call during an interactive meeting organised for the purpose by Her Excellency the First Lady, Fatima Bio, at the newly renovated Presidential Lodge on Hill Station, west of the capital Freetown.
“We have also committed our nation to the protection of the Girl Child from rape, early marriage, exploitation, gender-based discrimination and other forms of gender-based violence. To this end, we will review and implement the Sexual Offences Act; strengthen legislations for women’s empowerment, children and persons with disability and strengthen child protection services. Let me reiterate that men who rape girls deserve to be jailed for life.”
These were the words of President Julius Maada Bio while making his New Year’s Day speech to the nation.
It is now confirmed that Hon Justice Abdulai Hamid Charm handed his resignation letter from the position of Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone to President Julius Maada Bio who accepted his resignation.
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Mr. Earnshaw Palmer, resident and owner of the building situated at 80 Soldier Street in Freetown has narrated the ordeal he is going through since his neighbor constructed a huge building that is now causing him and his family enormous discomfort.