The issue of Water and Sanitation is a serious problem across the country which has negatively affected communities, schools and particularly the Youyi Building which houses majority of Government, Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) as many staff find it difficult to use the toilet in almost all the ministries but most especially the Ministry of Lands and Housing, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Information and Communication and Ministry of Local Government because they lack proper WASH facilities.
The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has established beyond all reasonable doubt that an audio making the rounds on social media touching on alleged sabotage and corruption in the office of the presidency is the handwork of few police officers who are bent on smearing the good image of the office of the presidency.
The All People's Congress (APC) National Chairman and Leader, Ernest Bai Koroma has decided to now fully takeover his seat and start operating fully as National Chairman and Leader of the party.
The move according to some party stalwarts, is to ensure that the former president use his undoubtable popularity to get more political support for the party as it runs for the presidency in the country’s forthcoming elections.
The Confederation of West African Youth has awarded the President, CEO and Founder of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, Ambassador Anthony Navo Jnr. as Most Influential Person of the Year Sierra Leone.
Amb. Navo was awarded in absentia. Over 200 influential business leaders, politicians, youth leaders, government ministers, innovators, entrepreneurs and other professionals from all walks of life in sixteen West African countries who converged in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown where the ceremony was held.
Fatima Maada Bio and her delegation attends the Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Summit Dubai, UAE. 29th March - 1st April 2019.
Fifteen (15) African 1st ladies from West, central, and southern Africa attended as Ambassadors of “Merck more than a mother” representing their countries. The session ended with both personal and group photos of the First Ladies.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday 28th March 2019 debated and unanimously approved the Thirty-First Report of its Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, chaired by the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Sidie M. Tunis.
Congratulating the nominees on behalf of Parliament, the Presiding Speaker of the House, Hon. Segepoh Solomon Thomas recalled the approval of nominees over the years and called on the current nominees to make a huge difference in respect of their various appointments by fulfilling their promises aimed at the actualization of the New Direction.
Residents of Ward 395 in the Western Area Rural District (WARD), including Gloucester and Moiba past weekend met at their community to discuss unfortunate incidents of violence and gangsterism involving youth of these neighborhoods.
The meeting was aimed at getting stakeholders to map out strategies on how to curtail what they perceived as gangsterism and clique movements growing commensurately within the community.
Social Workers Sierra Leone (SWSL), the leading organization for social workers in the country, on Saturday concluded the 2019 Social Work month with a symposium where leading practitioners called for greater recognition of the profession.
The month of March is designated Social Work Month, and around the world practitioners celebrate it with the aim of educating the general public about their invaluable contributions to society. The month also offers social workers the opportunity to reflect on their work, vis-à-vis best practices.
Industrial fishing across Sierra Leone’s territorial waters has been banned for a month. The ban was announced on Monday last week and is in order to try to shore-up fish stocks and allow marine stocks to multiply naturally.
The newly-appointed Solicitor General of Sierra Leone, Mohamed Lamin Tarawalley, on Friday, 29 March 2019, took the oath of office before President Julius Maada Bio at a ceremony held at State House in Freetown.
Director General of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), Maxwell Massaquoi, has disclosed that his institution is working closely with mobile phone network operators to take SIM card hawkers off the streets.
He was speaking at the usual government weekly press conference in Freetown. He added that some of the SIM card hawkers are not sanctioned or recognized by the mobile phone operators.
The NATCOM DG went on to say that his institution is on the verge of reviewing the existing SIM card regulation, adding that things that have changed in contemporary Sierra Leone should now be included in the new regulations.
He recalled that on 17th November, 2018, NATCOM mounted an operation that led to the uncovering of SIM card fraud and that the accused were charged to court.
Prof. Alpha Wurie cutting the tape to officially commission the BSL 3 Laboratory
As Sierra Leone commemorated World TB Day, Health and Sanitation Minister, Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie officially commissioned an Ultra-modern Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL3) Laboratory, a newly established ward and a rehabilitated ward for Multi-Drug Resistant TB patients on Tuesday March 26, 2019 at the Lakka Teaching Hospital in the Western Area Rural District.
The newly appointed Solicitor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mohamed Lamin Tarawalley, has subscribed to the Oath of Office before His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in accordance with the Constitution during a ceremony held at State House.
Shortly after taking the oath of office, Mr. Tarawalley, who now assumes his role as the principal assistant to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and professional head of the Law Officers’ Department, said he was thankful to President Bio for the honour and privilege to serve as Solicitor General of Sierra Leone.
The Confederation of West African Youth has awarded the President of the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire, Amb. Anthony Navo Jnr as Most Influential Person of the Year Sierra Leone.
Amb. Navo was awarded in absentia. Over 200 influential Business leaders, Politicians, Youth Leaders, Government Ministers, Innovators, Entrepreneurs and other professionals from all works of life in the Sixteen West African countries were converged in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown where the ceremony was held.
Forum of Islamic Organization for Peaceful Coexistence has observed their Jumah Prayers at the Freetown Central Mosque Wilberforce Street in a bid to deepen mutual understanding amongst the Islamic sects.
The team which was led by the President of the Forum, Alhaji Justice Abubakarr King comprises members from the three main Islamic sects in the country, the Sunni, Shia and Ahmadiyya.
The Office of National Security (ONS) has started four days National Security Exercise for members of the National Security Council (NSC) with the aim of enhancing their knowledge of the workings of the security architecture and the Standard Response Guidelines.
Speaking during a briefing session with a cross section of the country’s senior security officers, ONS Chief of Staff, Dr. Ahmed A. Sannoh, said the security exercise is in cognizant of the change of administration following the elections of 2018,
“Many of whom are new, to have a pragmatic understanding of how the architecture works and their roles in it,” Dr. Sannoh said. He maintained that the exercise will concentrate on the decision-making process, testing and reviewing how decisions generated by the National Security Council (NSC) are executed.
ACC boss Francis Ben Kaifala: Impressive performance so far
The Anti-Corruption Commission has noted the colossal recovering of billions of missing monies much to the credit of the SLPP government.
In a recent press briefing held at the ACC headquarters in Freetown, the Coordinator of Activities of the institution, Mr. Amara disclosed that the Commission has been able to recover stolen monies to the tune of over Le12 billion.
The meeting was organized to update the media and civil society organizations (CSOs) on its activities since the newly-appointed Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala, assumed office.
Chairman of the meeting, Deputy Commissioner of the ACC, Shollay Davies maintained that upon assuming office, the ACC boss told the media and CSOs that regular meetings will be held to update the public on the progress it is making in the fight against corruption.
Some of the repatriated women telling their stories
By Mohamed Lamin Banya
The Director of Advocacy Network against Irregular Migration, Sheku Bangura has called on the government and non-governmental organizations to help reintegrate female deportees from Oman, Lebanon and Kuwait into society. He made this clarion called when giving counsel and raising awareness to over 500 (five hundred) female deportees at Cline Town in Freetown.
Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Memunatu Pratt with Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh at a recent event
"A strong political commitment is needed by the Tourism Ministry for transformation," a statement from the National Tourist Board at Lumley Beach says.
In a recent engagement with the Acting General Manager of the National Tourist Board at their Lumley Beach office, Mrs. Fatmata Abe-Osgie, maintained that strong political commitment is needed to implement, for example, the Lumley Beach master plan.
As Sierra Leoneans continue to come to terms with a new trajectory in the fight against corruption, which have seen the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) take the fight against graft to the corrupt in a manner never seen before, the Kenema office of the ACC in a bid to raise and sustain public awareness on the operations and achievements of the ACC in the past eight months under the leadership of Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., engaged a plethora of stakeholders across Kailahun District from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd March 2019.