China has continued to render much needed financial assistance to Sierra Leone through the SLPP government of President Julius Maada Bio.
Quite recently, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Alie Kabba signed an agreement of twenty nine million, eight hundred thousand United States Dollars with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
The Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two governments is geared towards a fishery harbor project in Sierra Leone. The agreement was signed at the Tower Hill office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday 1st January, 2019.
Lead prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Eric A. Deen, has continued to lead more evidence in the ongoing preliminary investigation involving the former Freetown Teacher’s College Principal, Dr. Sahr Fillie, who allegedly murdered his wife.
The 52 year-old is before Magistrate Santigie Ibrahim Sorie Bangura of Freetown Magistrate’s Court No.1 on three count charges of Murder, Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Carelessness, and Inconsiderate Driving contrary to the Road Offences Act of 2007.
The Secretary for the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution of Iran yesterday held a meeting at the Islamic College situated at Wilkinson Road Freetown, to commemorate the 40th year anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The program featured religious scholars, Islamic leaders, the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and other dignitaries.
All eyes within and outside Kailahun district are all open to see what will be the prompt response of Her Excellency the First Lady Mrs. Fatima Jabbie Bio in addressing a clarion call from residents of the district.
It was a shock when the news reached residents, school authorities, members of Children Forum Network, concerned civil society members and other child support organizations in the district that one of the best academic performing girls in 2018 in the district had gotten married off by her parents.
Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina has admonished cross section of students that are yearning for academic excellence across China on leadership and administration.
The Ambassador stated that leadership is about the willingness to serve and acting as a loyal parent to all his children.
First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Bio gently warned school-going pupils, especially girls, to restrain from taking their teachers’ mobile phone numbers (especially male teachers) with the objective of calling them off-school hours as this would be very detrimental to their future.
She warned that the dangers of this is that most times, schoolgirls who indulge in such, end up visiting the teacher at home and eventually end up pregnant; become dropouts or end up worse.
Hon. Justice Bintu Aladie adjudicating over the High Court of Sierra Leone, on Tuesday 5th February this year slammed stiff bail on two Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) indictees, Edward King and Soriba Kamara.
The bail conditions indicated that the accused persons must produce two sureties each that must be senior citizens residing within the Freetown Judicial District of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The third prosecution witness in the murder trial of three accused persons, Cecelia Bockarie has been cross-examined by counsel representing the first accused person, Ishmael Philip Mammie before Hon. Justice John Bosco Allieu presiding over the High Court of Sierra Leone.
The three alleged murderers, Demoh Bangura, her fiancé’ Shollay Val- Renner and one David Sesay are charged with the offences of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and Murder, contrary to the Offences against the Person Act of 1861 of the laws of Sierra Leone.
BBC Media Action funded by UNESCO has ended a one-day capacity building workshop for media practitioners on how to report on gender equality. The workshop aimed at strengthening five radio stations within Freetown to tackle the issues of gender equality, women’s participation and decision making in peace-building.
Professor of Health Policy and System Research in United Kingdom (UK) Professor Susannah Mayhew has said that the spread of the Ebola epidemic in the country was as a result of misinformation and exaggeration of the disease by some people.
She made this disclosure during their stakeholders’ engagement for preliminary Ebola findings in Bo and Moyamba by the Njala University in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Priscilla Schwartz on Monday 4th February, 2019 opened the case for the state at the opening session of the Commissions of Inquiry taking place at the former Special Court at Jomo Kenyatta Road in Freetown to look into how the former APC administration managed or mismanaged the affairs of the state.
The Commission of Inquiry which aims at bringing former government officials to book for alleged mismanagement of state funds and assets has raised mixed-feelings in the minds of people across the country especially in the capital city Freetown.
As the Commissions were due to start yesterday Monday 4th February, 2019 at the former Special Court edifice, parents were visibly worried as most parents declined sending their kids to school until they were more certain about the state of affairs and their children’s security.
Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland – Mr Tamba Lamina has addressed a cross-section of Kono residents in the UK, at a packed welcoming ceremony organized in South East London on Saturday 2nd February, 2019 by an umbrella group of main Kono Associations in the United Kingdom.
The occasion was put together to honor High Commissioner Tamba Lamina and his Deputy High Commissioner Agnes Dougba Macauley and their respective spouses, who were also in attendance – Mrs. Salma Lamina and Mr. Charlie Ojukutu Macauley.
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The Julius Maada Bio-led Pa-O-Pa government has assured the people of Sierra Leone that the three Commissions of Inquiry will this morning of Monday 4th February, 2019 officially begin to invite certain individuals to give an account of their stewardship in the former Ernest Bai Koroma-led Tolongbo government.
The Ministry of Information and Communication has concluded a five-day nationwide sensitization with Traditional Leaders on the significance of the commission of inquiry in achieving democratic accountability.
The various meetings targeted Paramount Chiefs, Chiefdom Speakers, Section Chiefs, Town Chiefs, the Inter Religious Council, youth groups, district officers, councilors and a host of other stakeholders in Kailahun, Kenema, Bo, Bombali, Tonkolili, Koinadugu, Falaba and Kono districts.
The Anti-Corruption Commission has indicted Edward King, Acting Director of Information and Sorieba Kamara, Senior Accountant in the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), for Misappropriation of Public Funds and Public Revenue, contrary to Section 36(1); failure to comply with applicable procedures and guidelines relating to the management of public funds, contrary to Section 48(2)b; and failure to pay tax payable to a public body, contrary to Section 48(1)d respectively of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.
EPA EC, Dr. Jaward (center left), with officials of the EPA-USA
The Executive Chairman of the Environment Protection Agency in Sierra Leone, Prof. Foday Moriba Jaward, over the weekend met with officials of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in a move to establish a strong partnership between the two institutions.
The meeting took place in the third regional office of the United States Environment Protection Agency in Philadelphia. The idea behind such a plausible venture is to seek international support in the area of capacity building to address some of the many challenges facing the EPA-SL.
Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh is currently exploring development, economic, business, educational and other opportunities for Sierra Leone’s benefit in his tour of Francophone countries in the West African region.
Speaking to journalists on his arrival in the Malian capital, Bamako, Dr. Jalloh explained that Sierra Leone’s New Direction administration of President Julius Maada Bio is looking forward to laying strong foundation for development through bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Ambassador David Mendegila addressing pupils and journalists
In a bid to complement government’s effort in the provision of free quality education across the country, the Sierra Leone Progressive Union (SLPU), a US based organization, has donated desks and chairs to three primary schools each in the North, South and Eastern part of Sierra Leone.
The schools include, St. Theresa Police Primary School, New Police Barracks, Bo, Kenema Eastern Polytechnic Practicing School, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary, Roruks, Yoni chiefdom, Port Loko District.