Sierra Leone’s leading telecommunications company, Africell Lintel Sierra Leone past weekend launched its end of year promotion dubbed Africell Wutehteh Kehkeh Promotion.
The official launch was held at the company’s Freetown headquarters at Wilberforce where the Head of Communications Nancy Joseph said the draw will commence on 3rd December and will run for four weeks through Mondays to Fridays.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has commissioned the start of construction work on a mini-modern hospital at Masongbo village in the Makari Gbanti Chiefdom, near Makeni, and also launched the free ambulance service for Bombali District, northern Sierra Leone.
Work commences on 30 November this year and after completion in August 2019, the centre will have an operating theatre, X-Ray unit, drug store, public health officers’ unit and a staff quarter.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Angelina Jolie at the PSVI event
The festival, ‘Fighting Stigma through Film’, co-ordinated by Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict co-founder Angelina Jolie, finished on Friday at the British Film Institute in London.
The festival aimed to harness the power of film to help fight the discrimination and social stigma faced by survivors of warzone rape and other forms of sexual violence in conflict, and to support filmmakers from conflict-affected countries who are part of the fight against impunity and stigma in their own societies and worldwide.
Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, Alhaji Brima Elvis Koroma, has called at State House to bid farewell to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
Ambassador Koroma, who speaks fluent French, said he was excited about the opportunity to serve his nation under the New Direction in the Francophone West African country. He commended President Bio for the confidence reposed in him to represent Sierra Leone in Senegal and its accredited nations, saying that his appointment was a testimony of the trust in his ability to represent the government and people of Sierra Leone abroad
In an effort to promote Community Development and Effective Local Governance System in Port Loko District Council, the European Union has donated two brand new Toyota (Hilux) Vehicles and Seven Yamaha Motor bikes to staff of the council. Speaking at a very short but impressive Commissioning and Handing over Ceremony at the Fore court of the council’s Administrative building in Port Loko, District, the Chairman of the Council, Ibrahim Santigie Bangura said with determination and commitment on the part of management and entire staff of the council, they have been able to make tremendous strides in spite of numerous challenges and pledged to do more.
Alhaji Osman Kamara Station Agent at the Hastings Toll Gate has stated that, he appreciates very much the West Africa Operations and Management Company Limited for giving young Sierra Leonean graduates job opportunities.
He went on to state Sierra Leone has too many unemployed university graduates, but that with the intervention of the West Africa Operations and Management Company Limited, many university graduates are now gainfully employed.
The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Carlton-Hanciles has urged Imams to encourage their followers to treat their wives with respect and pay child maintenance.
‘We have many Muslim fathers who do not take care of their children,’ she said. ‘The Board is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of child maintenance matters it has to mediate on a daily basis. You can help us reduce this number by impressing on your followers to take care of their children. We know the Holy Quran is very clear on this issue.’
Erstwhile producer of Joy Television and current Content Manager and anchor at Yali TV in Ghana, John Appiah on Wednesday 21st November 2018, delivered mentorship and inspirational messages to staffs of Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire on how they can improve on their personal branding.
Addressing the staffs inside the AYV conference room, Appiah urged them to observe and work on improving themselves in five (5) main thematic areas namely: Developing on your Expertise, Attitude, Character, Communication skills, and Appearance. He touched on several other areas in which journalists can position themselves in the media space through developing a solid and strong personal branding.
Following the evidence uncovered by the Government Transition Team Report on how former APC Government facilitated the inappropriate acquisition of state assets and properties by relatives and close friends of former President Ernest BaiKoroma, including evidence of inflated Government Contracts being inappropriately awarded to relatives and friends.
A press release from the Ministry of Defence/Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (MoD/RSLAF) states that for the past four weeks, MoD/RSLAF has followed some inaccurate and misleading stories making rounds in a particular media outlet about the detention of Captain Patrick Kamara, Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Conteh and Warrant Officer Class 2 Abu Bakarr Jalloh.
According to the press release, the MoD/RSLAF would like the public to know that the continued detention of these military personnel has been necessitated pursuant to Section 77 (2) of the RSLAF Act of 1961 (as amended).
ACC Commissioner Francis Ben Kaifala Esq. and Deputy Commissioner Shollay Davies at the conference
The ninth session of the Conference of States Parties has just ended in Vienna, Austria with an overview of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) review process, in order to identify challenges and good practices and to consider technical assistance requirements that would ensure effective implementation of the Convention. Sierra Leone was represented by the ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., and his Deputy, Shollay Davies.
The acting Deputy Registrar at College of Medicine and Allied Sciences (COMAHS), Brima Bah, has said that one hundred and fourteen (114) students at COMAHS have been withdrawn from Pre-Med 1 and 2 in the medical course.
Brima Bah made this statement over the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLCB’s) Morning Coffee Program wherein he also disclosed that the withdrawn students will not be able to continue their respective programmes at the college.
The Fourah Bay community in collaboration with ICNA Relief Canada has donated large quantity of food and non-food items to the King George Old People’s Home situated at Grafton in the outskirts of Freetown.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Secretary General of the Fourah Bay Foundation, Alhaji Professor Abdul Babatunde Gibril said the donation is a clear manifestation of the Fourah Bay community and the ICNA Relief Canada’s humanitarian drive towards supporting aged people in Sierra Leone.
Fix Solution (SL) Ltd. in conjunction with the Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS) has introduced a biometric registration system for convicted law offenders at the Pademba Road male correctional centre and the female correctional centre located at the former Special Court for Sierra Leone structure at Brookfields, Freetown.
The UNDP Country Office in Sierra Leone has donated 24 brand new motorbikes to the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to facilitate the work of the Authority’s civil registration process in order to assist in gathering vital statistics for national development.
The donation took place at the Authority’s headquarters at Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown on Monday 12th November 2018.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has paid a working visit to the Horton Military Academy, managed by the International Security Advisory Team (ISAT), where he assured of his commitment to developing the capacity of servicemen.
As the oversight body to the military academy, ISAT strives to contribute to improving security and justice as a means to help prevent violent conflict, build sustainable peace and establish a conducive environment for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The France Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea Jean-Marc Grosgurin on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 updated the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang on plans of the French Government for Sierra Leone.
In order to sell the positive side of the country’s Mineral Industry, the Sierra Leone National Minerals Agency (NMA) in collaboration with JIC Holding Ltd on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Miatta Conference Hall Brook Field, Freetown launched its 2018 Mining Journal. In his opening statement, Brima Sowa, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines who doubled as chairman of the event stated that the ministry is charged with the responsibility to change the negative history of mining in Sierra Leone.
The Rokai Community Health Post has been the common discussion for the ordinary Kambian because of its dangerous and unacceptable condition making it one of the worst health facilities in the country.
Rokai Community has been one of the unpopular health facilities that is very unattractive to health workers except for two who have spent over 2yrs in that which many described as the most ugly working environment.