A 30-year-old woman identified as Millicent Vandi who was suffering from a four years, nine months old cryptic pregnancy has finally delivered a baby girl following a deliverance prayer by Evangelist Mark Quee of Salvation from Christ Ministry.
Religiosity and health are inter-related especially within the African context where illness, witchcraft and childbirth have all been linked to having spiritual effect many years ago. However, the situation Millicent found herself raised lots of negative concerns mostly from her husband’s relatives, neighbors and her own family.
The Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 African Palm Oil Initiative (APOI) Sierra Leone Platform, held a two-day stakeholders’ meeting in the southern provincial headquarter town of Bo from 21st – 22nd March 2019 with the theme, ‘Working towards zero deforestation and sustainable oil palm production in Sierra Leone’.
Acting Minister, Hon. Nimatulai Bah-Chang, staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the visiting delegation.
The Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs from UAE, His Excellency Sultan Mohamed Al Shamsi on Tuesday 9th April, 2019 held talks with his Sierra Leonean Counterpart, Hon. Nimatulai Bah-Chang at her Tower Hill office in Freetown.
ACC District Coordinator, Sahid M. Kamara addressing pupils on methods of reporting
By Mohamed A. Kabba
As part of the its effort to prevent, supress and eradicate bribery and petty corruption in schools; and ensure the successful implementation of the “Free Quality Education” programme, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has engaged schools in Lungi in a two-day sensitisation and awareness raising campaign.
By Musa Conteh, Senior Information Officer, CabSec.
Secretary to the Cabinet making a statement at the Regional Consultative Engagements
The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), a Department under the supervision of the Office of the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO)conducted a week-long regional consultativemeetings on the establishment of the Wages and Compensation Commission (WCC); at District Council Halls - in Kenema, Makeni and Port Loko respectively.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has installed and inaugurated Paramount Chiefs Sadiq Kapuwa of Nongowa and Patrick Kanneh-Kabba of Nomo Chiefdoms, in the Kenema District, during a brief ceremony at State House.
The Tejan Kabbah Foundation for Peace and Democracy has called at State House to pay a courtesy call on His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and to congratulate him on his first anniversary in office.
Ambassador Alie Bangura, who led the team, explained the motive behind the formation of the Foundation, noting that it was mainly in honour of the hard work of late President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who played an important role in the democratic consolidation of Sierra Leone.
The new Electoral Commissioner for Southern Region and Judicial and legal Service Commissioners have subscribed to the oath of office before His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in Freetown.
Section 32 sub-section 6 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone provides that: “A member of the Electoral Commission shall before assuming the functions of his office take and subscribe before the President the Oath as set out in the Third Schedule to this Constitution”.
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone His Excellency Julius Maada Bio has commended the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for a “great job” done in the past months in the fight against corruption.
The President made the commendation at State House whilst responding to questions posed to him by members of the Technical Team to develop the new National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) that will run from 2019 to 2023.
The new Charge D’ Affaires of Cuba to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Felix Raul Rojas Cruz has paid a courtesy call on the Africa Young Voices Media Empire in Freetown.
The visit according to the Ambassador, is to familiarize himself with the teams of professional young men and women doing the masterpiece work to give the people of Sierra Leone and the world independent, factual, credible and balanced coverage.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Standard Bureau has ended a one day workshop for Trade Monitors and Product Inspectors on the use of the newly developed Inspection Manual for Business Houses, Warehouses, Stores and Factories at the Conference Hall of the Sierra Leone Standard Bureau.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Peter Bayuku Konteh, Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Germany (accredited to Italy), Dr. M'Baimba Lamin Baryoh, and the Acting Director of Investment Promotion, SLIEPA, are in Italy to meet with various business organizations and the Chambers of Commerce in Verona, Milan, Torino and Rome.
The visit is part of the Government of Sierra Leone's effort to promote investment opportunities through a targeted approach, as well as rebranding the country's image, thus, making it attractive for investors.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has received a high-level official delegation from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, a follow-up to his visit last month to the Arabian Peninsula nation.
The President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had urged investors to visit Sierra Leone, the natural resource-rich West African nation that was looking for genuine businesses to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the New Direction government.
Former Director General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Dr. Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell has been appointed Principal at the Canadian College of Modern Technology in Mile 91.
The College yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Hallowell, at its campus in Mile 91. Dr. Hallowell holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration in Ethical and Creative Leadership) from the Union Institute of University, Ohio. He also completed an intensive program in “Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century in Executive Education” from Harvard University in March 2009.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Ministry of Health and Sanitation, alongside representatives from the Government of Japan, have launched a recovery project for vulnerable communities affected by erratic rainfall and other shocks in Pujehun and Kambia districts.
The Ministry of Technical and Higher Education (MTHE) together with various stakeholders on Tuesday 9th April, 2019, kick-started the process of drafting a National TVET Policy draft which would thenbe sent to Cabinet for approval and later to Parliament for enactment into the TVET Act 2019.
Speaking to a cross-section of journalists and TVET officials and professionals, at MTHE conference room at New England Ville in Freetown, the Minister of Technical and Higher Learning, Prof. Aiah Gbakima reminded his audience that this is not the first policy for TVET.
Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu, presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone, on Monday 8th April this year expressed his dismay and frustration over the non-appearance of some jurors and prosecution witnesses to proceed with pending matters on various adjourned dates.
He said the absence of jurors who were emplaned by the court to assist the presiding judge in determining felonious and capital offences committed by offenders of the law, poses a serious problem for the entire court proceedings.
Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of jointly fighting economic crimes. Officials say the collaboration will increase the chance of producing better results against financial crimes in the country.
According to a statement from the ACC, the MoU signed on Monday provides for the two institutions to “assemble, develop and analyze information in their possession concerning financial transactions suspected of being related to corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing or related unlawful activities.
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs Hon. Lusine Kallon is currently flying the country’s Green, White and Blue flag high at the UN Roundtable Discussion on UN Youth Strategy 2030
(Economic and Social Council – ECOSOC) with the Theme: “Youth: Empowered, included and equal”.
Speaking at the meeting, the deputy minister used the moment on behalf of his government and people of Sierra Leone to express thanks for the provision of the platform to tell how Sierra Leone is ‘working with and for young people’ for inclusive and equal empowerment within the context of the Youth 2030 Strategy.