The Sierra Leone Police Force has opened investigations into a stampede which took place at the Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown during past Saturday’s inauguration ceremony of His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio, resulting to death of at least one person and the injury of many others.
Some arrests have been made but no one has been charged so far, a police statement said.
President Julius Maada Bio has stated that he will be relinquishing the ceremonial role of Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone in 2019.
According to President Bio the intention is to establish a university system that employs its own leadership as chancellors and vice chancellors with distinguished and proven records of higher education leadership and significant international clout and contacts (funding and research networks).
Dr. Kargbo (left) flanked by some teachers, and kids displaying the donated items
Mariatu Kamara, a Sierra Leonean amputee based in Canada, recently donated learning materials to Christ United Ministries International Academy in Tengbeh Town in Freetown.
Mariatu Kamara informed her audience and beneficiaries while presenting the donations that she was badly injured and her hands cut off during the 11 years civil war in Sierra Leone, before she relocated to Canada.
As the dust settles on the 2018 Presidential elections, the SLP and ISAT look back on a job well done.
The 2018 elections have proved a real success for the Sierra Leone Police’s (SLP’s) recent training focus on public order policing. The SLP’s approach to crowd management and demonstrations during the elections was professional and courageous, with minimum use of force and a constant focus on the public’s rights to free speech and assembly. These excellent results reflect a great deal of hard work and planning from the security sector. The British Government’s International Security Advisory Team (ISAT) said they were proud to have worked so closely alongside them in their support to Sierra Leone in delivering peaceful elections.