(L-R) Her Excellency Catherine Campbel and Dr. Alie Kabba
The Resident Ambassador for Ireland to Sierra Leone and Liberia, Her Excellency Catherine Campbel, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill office in Freetown.
According to Ambassador Catherine Campbel, her visit is to enhance and deepen the existing partnership and bilateral relations between Ireland and the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Bio together withthe Julius Maada Bio Women’s Group and Sierra Leone Muslim Missionary Union have distributed food items worth over thirty million leones to one hundred and fifty Muslim families in the Western Area.
The donation took place at the president’s residence at Juba Hill in Freetown.
The Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has assured newly elected Mayors, Chairpersons and Councilors in the West, North, East and Southern Regions of government’s determination to provide the enabling environment that would promote socio-economic development in their areas.
Speaking at their inauguration ceremonies held at the Head quarter Towns of Freetown, Port Loko, Makeni, Kenema and Bo on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May, 2018, Dr. Jalloh while congratulating the elected local councils’ functionaries, described the ceremony as an important milestone in the history of decentralization in the country and most important step in ensuring that they perform their duties as prescribed in the Local Government’s Act.
The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) wrapped up a five-day assessment mission to Sierra Leone past weekend with a commitment to strengthen the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to focus on strategy and coordination of legal aid provision. This includes setting standards and developing the code of ethics for the Legal Aid System.
During the debriefing with staff of the Legal Aid Board, the Consultant for the Mission, Ms. Monica Rispo stressed the need for a Legal Aid Strategy which among other things spells out the functions of all the actors - including state and non-state legal aid organizations - in the provision of legal aid.