The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) has announced the launch of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), taking place on Monday 29 October 2018, when the results and analysis will be shared with the public.
To mark the launch, Dr. Mo Ibrahim will participate in a Facebook Live event to discuss this year’s striking results and the trends measuring Africa’s public governance progress.
As President Bio instills credibility in state institutions with a focus on revenue mobilization, education, and discipline, he could not have asked for a finer and brighter Sierra Leonean than Jeneba Bangura to support his vision.
The President has been mindful of gender-balanced appointments ranging from his cabinet with key portfolios going to women like the Deputy Finance role to selecting female diplomats including Anna Moussa and other main government artery agencies.
Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 at Siaka Steven Street has committed Abubakar Conteh and Almamy Kamara to stand trial in the High of Sierra Leone for committing felonious offence.
Both accused persons are charged with the offence of Shop Breaking and Larceny contrary to Section (26) sub Section (1) of the Larceny Act of 1916,
When the All People’s Congress (APC) party lost the March 2018 Presidential Election to the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), accusations and counter accusations as to who was actually responsible for the party to have been disgracefully kicked out of power greeted in the party.
Negative accusations were directed at the party’s hierarchy and supporters and members were all over the world blaming the party’s executive for being the cause of them thrown into opposition.
Three staff of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board, including its Executive Director, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles participated in the opening session of the Fragile-to-fragile workshop on the New Deal for engagement in Fragile States on Monday, October 15 at the Raddison Blu in Freetown. The two-day workshop is in support of the implementation of the 2030 agenda in fragile and conflict affected situations.
Continuing promoting transparency and accountability in drugs distribution, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has handed over five trucks of free health care commodities on Friday October 12, 2018 at a ceremony held at the Tonkolili District Council hall in Tonkolili district.
Handing over the drugs, the Resident Minister North, Hon. Abu Abu Koroma disclosed that they are handing over five trucks loaded with free health care commodities to the people of Tonkolili district aimed at improving their health status through an effective monitoring system with stakeholders.
A nongovernmental and religious organization called Caritas Freetown has commissioned the newly built St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School at Newton along Waterloo- Masiaka highway in the outskirt of Freetown.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony held at the Newton community on Monday 15th October 2018, the Archbishop most reverend Dr. Tamba Charles intimated his audience that the construction of the St Francis Roman Catholic Primary School is dream fulfilled and part of the Caritas Freetown avowed postured to Promoting education in the country.
President Julius Maada Bio has assured staff of the Independent Police Complaints Board of his administration support to the board to ensure they execute their mandate in a bid to strengthening the country’s democracy. He made this statement when receiving the board annual report at State House.
Addressing cross section of members of Independent police Complaints Board Sierra Leone, President Bio commended them for their outstanding contributions in keeping the country’s peace. He disclosed that the IPCB has been a backbone that keep Sierra Leone’s democracy, adding that they deserve to be empowered.
The First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio has called on neighboring countries to partner with Sierra Leone in the protection of lives of elephants and other wildlife in the continent. She made this call at the International Wildlife conference held in London.
Delivering her speech Fatima Bio said Sierra Leone is a country that has more elephants than what the country can account for. She stated that the country has not been able to account for the amount of elephant she has, which, according to the First Lady is as a result of the lack of the required capacity to fully assess the situation of elephants in the country.
China Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has organized a confab on Hepatitis B at the Bintumani Hotel as they chart the way forward to help Sierra Leone win the fight on this deadly disease.
In his keynote address, the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Jonathan Sandy said the two-day conference on this deadly disease will emphasize the need for the introduction of a birth dose monovalent hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine as an effective strategy for the prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of Hepatitis B infection.
Speaker of Parliament & the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone
The United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer, has on Monday 15th October 2018 paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, for the first time since he was elected Speaker on the 25th April 2018.
The Government of Sierra Leone in partnership with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) has finished a three-day conference with international delegations on the advancement of peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are in support of Sustainable Development Goals (16)sixteen.
The forum, which is geared towards bringing together delegates around the world, including government, civil societies, UN, academia and others to discuss and share experience on building an inclusive society is held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
The Director of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Mr Ahmed Kamara has told newsmen that they will be hosting the Maritime conference on money laundering under GIABA from the 24th to 26th October at the Radisson Blu.
He said they are fully prepared and they want the conference to be a success because this is an area that they need to sensitize the public very well so that they can combat money laundering within.
The Parliamentary oversight Committee on Basic and Secondary Schools chaired by Hon. Dominic T. Lavaliehas on Friday 12th October 2018; in Committee Room 1 Parliament Building engaged the Teaching Service Commission on an information sharing processes on the activities and challenges of the commission in relations to the readiness of the free quality education for the country.
ACC Northern Regional staff and personnel of the Mafanta Correctional Service
The Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) continues to heighten public awareness and forge partnership with strategic institutions in the Region in a bid to combat bribery and petty corruption. On Tuesday 9th October 2018, the Office engaged officers of the Mafanta Correctional Service in Mafanta village, Tonkolili district.
The Resident Minister East, Andrew Ansu Fatorma has intimated Paramount Chiefs, civil society groups and other stakeholders that health is a basic human right that deserves security.
Speaking during the handing over of five trucks loaded with free health care commodities over the weekend in Kono district, Mr. Andrew Ansu Fatorma said they are handing over the drugs to the people of Kono for it to be owned by them and to ensure they reach the beneficiaries.
What many people have described as an untimely relaxation by the Julius Maada Bio led New Direction government to ensure that public officials officially report for work on or before 8:30am, has lately resulted to most government workers returning to their usual lateness in reporting for work.
Mohamed Kamara, a 13 years old boy residing at Mano Junction, 12 miles from Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone is suffering from a swollen face and is in dire need of assistance from any humanitarian organization or philanthropist to fund urgent medical surgery to restore his deformed face.
In an exclusive interview with the mother of this unfortunate boy, Isata Musa, she explained that her son, a class 5 pupil of a school at Mano Junction first had a boil on the side of his jaw. She added that this boil was treated as any normal boil but that it later began to grow bigger.
Committee members, USL officials and SOGETEL Company at committee room 1
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Technical and Higher Education has at Committee Room 1 Parliament Building in Freetown probed into the activities of the University of Sierra Leone and SOGETEL Construction Company on the BADEA project.
The National Commission for Children has joined the children of Sierra Leone and the world over to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child with the theme, “WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRLFORCE”. The event started with mentoring sessions all in a bid to raise the awareness of the girl child on various things that affect the development of the girl child. The ceremony was graced by the Commissioner of the National Commission, for Children Olayinka Laggah and other women they described as role models.