“We have a sacred responsibility as a security sector to ensure that there is tranquility within the state. There is redress mechanism in which people can have redress or recourse where they have grievances. But at the security sector we are poised to ensure that we provide the requisite security and whoever is poised to create any semblance of instability within the state that is outside the confines of the law, we will not sit down and see Sierra Leone come down to a state of redundancy.”
The Mohamed Sixth (VI) Foundation for African Oulema Sierra Leone Chapter has been launched by the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Alhaji Mohamed Haji-Kella who represented the Hon. Vice President of Sierra Leone Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh. The program which attracted hundreds of scholars in various parts of the country was the first national conference with theme Common Religious Principles between the Ash’are doctrine and the Malikie schools of thought.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has announced that he will be stepping down from his position after more than six years in which the institution’s shareholders provided strong support to multiple initiatives to ensure that the World Bank Group retains strong leadership in the world of global development.
The leading State Prosecutor, Allieu Vandi Koroma has presented eight bags of bullets before Judge Advocate Justice Alhaji Momoja Stevens, presiding over the Court Martial in Freetown to commence its case against SL/1246 Captain Patrick Edwin Kamara, RSLAF 18165301 Warrant Officer Class I, Samuel Conteh and RSLAF 18167256 Warrant Officer Class II, and Abu Bakarr Jalloh who were assigned to the Presidential Guard Unit of former President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The Sierra Leone Schools Green Club (SLSGC) and the Society for Climate Change Communication (S4CCC) have formed a collaborative action-oriented partnership, to implement a climate change mitigation capacity building project for schools and communities in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone.
The project is aimed at improving environmental governance in schools, using participatory approaches that bring together stakeholders to share experience on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
One Kelfala Mansaray who allegedly murdered his own blood brother Alhassan Mansarayhas been relocated to the country’s state detention centre by Santigie Bangura adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven, for the offence of Murder, contrary to law.
According to the Particulars of Offence, the accused person murdered his brother at K-Man Drive Hill Top, Hill Station in the Freetown Judicial District of the Republic of Sierra Leone on 8th October 2018.
As part of his Yuletide package, President Julius Maada Bio on Christmas Day fed over 900 children from various households within the Bonthe Municipal Island, southern Sierra Leone.
In a brief statement before the event, the President said he was delighted to celebrate the festive period with children, saying the period was a moment of joy, hence he thought of spending it with children on the island.
Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street has incarcerated a member of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), Major Musa Bangura for the offence of Sexual Penetration.
Police alleged that the accused person committed the offence of Sexual Penetration of a Child under the age of eighteen years, and that the offence contravenes Section (19) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012.
Chairman Western Area Rural District Council Kasho Holland-Cole has said that the council raised over two hundred million Leones as revenue in 2018 ranging from tax collection, property rate, market dues among others.
He made this statement while updating journalists on the council’s successes and challenges since he took office over six months ago.
The Head of Media at the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Superintendent Brima Kamara has denied rumors doing the rounds in the country and on social media that the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Richard Moigbe had ordered the Police to shoot on sight anybody found demonstrating against the government.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio, former Vice Presidents, Solomon Ekuma Berewa and Dr Joe Demby over the weekend met in Kenema to join the family and the Catholic Church to lay Rt. Rev. Patrick Daniel Koroma to rest in Kenema.
Until his death, the clergyman was the third Bishop of the Diocese of Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. It was established on 11 November 1970, with its territory being split off from the diocese of Freetown and Bo.
Following recent developments in the Platts Prices of petroleum products, the Petroleum Regulatory agency, ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry and the oil Marketing Companies, have jointly reviewed the pump prices of petroleum products downwards. The following pump price adjustments have immediately come into effect:
Leone Sisters United - a non-governmental organization comprising of women living in the Diaspora has donated food items and cash worth millions of Leones to four orphanages in the Western Rural District of Waterloo.
The donation according to the President of Leone Sisters United Monjama Korngor is geared towards providing humanitarian support to the less privileged in society, noting that it is a way of giving back to their society. She added that it is also a way to demonstrate their love for less privileged children so that they too can believe they are part of the society.
Head of African Mission in Somalia (AMISON) H.E Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Maderia has commended the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping troops in Somalia for transmitting their experience with the Somalia Police Force.
This, according to him, will make Africa proud and provide the continent with the capacity to police itself by copying the experiences of especially the Sierra Leone Police peacekeeping contingent in Somalia.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has indicted Joseph Sedu Mans former Director General (DG), National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), and Yeabu M.D. Kamara, former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees NASSIT, for various corruption offences.