The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Bio has extended her Ramadan donations to 9 Mosques in the east end of Freetown. She where he prayed at Ghaddafi mosque at Rokupar and 8 other different mosques around the east end of the capital city of Sierra Leone. As she is known for being proud of her religion, the first lady thanked the people of the different mosques and encouraged the Muslim "Umah" to be steadfast in praying for the country and the leaders to rule in the favour of the masses.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has debated and unanimously ratified eight financing agreements geared toward the improvement of water, sanitation and agricultural activities in the country.
Presenting the agreements, Deputy Minister of Finance, Patricia Laverly said that they include loans and grants aimed at improving access to safe and clean water supply, sanitation, and access to rural financing for our farmers.
Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone from all walks of life across the world will be heading to the Bintumani Conference Hall in Aberdeen, west end of Freetown this morning to grace the country’s meeting on national peace and cohesion, code named: ‘Bintumani 3’.
It can be recalled that Bintumani One was a demand by citizens for the National Provisionary Ruling Council (NPRC) administration to negotiate peace with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), as citizens had lost trust in the military to end the war.
President Julius Maada Bio has once again demonstrated his passion and commitment to creating the necessary platform for national discourse followed by recommendations that would see Sierra Leone grow not only economically but at the same time, add value to the country’s international acclaim for being one of the most peaceful and nationally cohesive countries in Africa and the world at large.
It could be recalled that this is not the first time President Julius Maada Bio is engaging Sierra Leoneans in general, policy makers and other contributors to discussing the way forward for the good of Sierra Leone and its citizens
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has decorated Dame Ann Gloag with the Grand Commander of the Order of Rokel, GCOR, Sierra Leone’s highest and most prestigious decoration, for her work with women and children.
The ceremony at State House also recognised the Scottish billionaire businesswoman for her dedication to transforming the lives and fortunes of tens of thousands of women and children through her philanthropic work across the country.
As Muslims continue to observe the Holy month of Ramadan, Madam Fatima Maada Bio joined Muslims across the country at Fourah Bay College for the 6th National Quranic memorization competition 2019.This event was organized by the Foundation of Islamic Information, Sierra Leone Limited (FOISIL) on 19th May 2019 at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre (F.B.C.) where she served as the special guest of honor.
President Bio in one of the waste collection vehicles donated by china to Sierra Leone
An appreciable number of Sierra Leoneans in various parts of the country have described the ongoing National Cleaning Exercise as a “big success”. Responding to questions posed by a cross-section of the media on the status of the exercise in their localities, during the last National Cleaning Programme held on the 4th of May, 2019, the residents showered praises on President Julius Maada Bio and his government for what they described as a laudable venture. The residents, who also called for a continuation of the process, outlined a number of challenges facing them and proffered meaningful recommendations on how they could be ameliorated.
Head of Directorate of Public Relations and Information at the Ministry of Defense, Major Yayah Brima has confirmed to AYV newspaper the escape of SL/1246 Captain Patrick Edwin Kamara who was facing court martial on charges relating to Missing Arms and Ammunitions in Freetown.
Panasonic, a Japanese multinational electronics corporation and IOM, the UN Migration Agency have donated solar lamps to some Peripheral Health Centers (PHUs) in Moyamba District, Southern part of Sierra Leone.
Access to electricity is still a challenge in some rural parts of the country including Moyamba District.According to a State enrolled Community Health Nurse in the District, because of lack of electricity in some PHUs, patients who are admitted into these centers normally bring their own lights.
The Royal Commonwealth Society, in partnership with The British High Commission in Sierra Leone and Master Peace Sierra Leone, have launched the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in Freetown.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way to recognise achievements, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing.
The Vice-President of Sierra Leone has said girls should be educated, healthy, safe and be counted. He was speaking at the Siaka Stevens Stadium during an Education Symposium.
“For too long, adolescent girls have been invisible and ignored. Making sure that girls count is a critical way to guarantee that their rights and needs are recognized. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they can transform their communities and the world we live in,” Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh said on 9th May 2019 during a One-Day Conference organized by the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education for those children seeking Careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) during a monitoring of the Makeni Correctional Center has observed several human rights violations.
Despite progress noted during HRCSL regular visits, there were still challenges in the correctional center in the areas of overcrowding, poor hygiene and medicare. The Chairman and Commissioners of HRCSL visited the Makeni Correctional Center to assess the general conditions.
The Ghanaian High Commission in Freetown Sierra Leone has donated food items to Muslims at the Masjid Ijtihad Mosque in Freetown.
The donated items include bags of rice, containers of cooking oil and tins of milk among other items.
Handing over the food items on behalf of the Ghanaian High Commission, Head of Chancery at the Ghanaian High Commission Tahiru Iddrisu said the High Commissioner His Excellency Francis Abakar sympathized with Muslims in that part of the country, especially during the holy month of fasting and thought it fit to provide them with the food items.
‘Poda poda’ owners have instructed their drivers to park their vehicles in protest against the decision by the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) to enforce the ban on the use of metal seats in commercial transport. This occurred on Monday 13th May, 2019.
According to seasoned political scientists no country on earth can attain true socio-economic prosperity if its citizens are not cohesively united. Widespread disenchantment, according to them, is a recipe for conflagration and such has the tendency of reversing gains that have been achieved.
This sharply brings to the fore the proposed Bintumani 3 slated to commence on the 23rd May 2019 in Sierra Leone which is geared towards creating a platform where citizens of all shades of opinion will sit around a roundtable to deliberate on sensitive national issues to chart a formidable roadmap to move the country in the right direction for an improved standard of living.
President Ouattara and President Bio in a warm handshake
His Excellency President Alassane Ouattara of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has commended his brother and colleague, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio for good governance and the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone during a one-day working visit by President Bio to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
During a press conference by the two Heads of State following an hour-long bilateral meeting, President Alassane Ouattara commended President Bio for the progress he has made in recovering his country's economy and consolidating democracy since he took up office last year.
Residents of Makali town, Kunike Barina Chiefdom in the Tonkolili district have benefitted from an ultra-modern hospital.
It can be recalled that during President Julius Maada Bio’s first visits to Tonkolili district, the residents made several appeals and prominent amongst these appeals was for them to have a well strengthened medical facility.
The role of parliamentarians in Sierra Leone is very significant in ending Tuberculosis (TB) in Sierra Leone. It is against this background that there is now a global call on the role of parliamentarians across the world with Sierra Leone being no exemption to take political responsibility to bring TB to the forefront of global advocacy.
The newly-appointed representative of the World Health Organization Country Office in Sierra Leone, Mr. Evans Majani Liyosi, on 15 May 2019 presented his credentials to the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nimatulai Bah Chang, in Freetown.
District Medical Officer of Moyamba District Dr. James Jongopie has disclosed that they recorded more than 40 maternal deaths this year as a result of inadequate ambulance service and attitude of community members in accessing health facilities. Dr. James Jongopie made this disclosure during the launch of the National Emergency Medical Service in Moyamba District.