The Sweissy Jewelers’ Association - Sierra Leone, a non-governmental and business-oriented organization has elected Mamadi Kallon as Chairman of the association for a three years term following the peaceful conducted of the election at Bishop House, Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown. Mamadi Kallon the elected Chairman for 2019-2021 polled 232 votes while his contender Michael Ibrahim Sannoh polled 14 votes.
The public is hereby informed that Mariatu Jalloh, the Publisher of the AYV Newspaper, is declared wanted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Sierra Leone Police for attempting to create chaos and civil unrest in the country.
Female students pursuing sciences in tertiary institutions in Sierra Leone will soon receive grants-in-aid to assist them to achieve their potential.
President Julius Maada Bio made this known when addressing academics and students at Harvard Law School during a forum on Sierra Leone organized by the Centre for African Studies, Harvard University. Delivering his keynote address at Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday 8th March 2019, President Bio said he prioritized human capital development because that is the foundation for sustainable development.
It seems that workers of Addax Bio-energy Sierra Leone (ABSL) in Mabilafu, a few miles from Makeni recently staged a strike action to register their discontent with the treatment of the Sierra Leonean workers by the foreign expatriates under the instruction of John Moult who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Over 2,000 workers are in the third day of strike while landowners are also threatening to retrieve their land from the company because according to them the management of the company lied to them about the actual use of their land and actually exploiting them and paying them pittance while the company is making millions of dollars and repatriating the profits.
Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL) and its partners have donated over 70 (seventy) school bags and learning materials to five primary schools within Freetown. The donation according to the Program Manager of DASL, Abu Steven Conteh is geared in support of the free, quality education program.
As the Sierra Leonean community in Texas consciously comes into their realization that God Almighty has done so much for them, including healthcare improvement, strength, mercies, sustaining peace in their country, living together in harmony in the United States, they have conducted an interfaith prayer and thanksgiving service to celebrate and thank God Almighty. This year’s theme is: “Gratitude and Celebration”.
ACC Manager addressing the technical working group
Bo District is making progress in combating bribery in schools as PNB index on bribery for January returned a single complaint on I Paid a Bribe. This is the first time in three years the Ministry of Basic and Senior School Education (MBSSE) is receiving this discomfortingly comforting figure – one. Initially, the MBSSE had been getting scolding figures spanning above one hundred.
President Julius Maada Bio has envisaged a new Sierra Leone, where those with talents and those who work hard will realize the benefit of their full potential as they contribute meaningfully to make our country great again.
With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth Service (NYS) yesterday trained over fifty corp members on sexual reproductive health and rights and the demographic dividend at the City Plaza, Wilkinson road in Freetown.
In September, 2018, Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh inaugurated the first batch of 200 national youth graduate corps at the Peace Keeping Military Center at Robgangba, Hastings in the east end of the country’s capital.
The Acting Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T), Dr. Philip John Kanu has said that his administration has received positive assurances from government that the college would be upgraded to a university quoting the Chief Minister, Professor David Francis, a pronouncement he asserted has reinvigorated his administration’s commitment to do more.
The persistent and continuous harassment on men and women who chose to be Gays and Lesbians in Sierra Leone has fast become worrisome and scary.
No right thinking government in this 21st century will see harassment on gays and lesbians fruitful. It is worthy to note that being a gay or lesbian is ones choice and it is his or her fundamental right to practice the kind of sex he or she wishes to practice.
According to the statement read by the National Coordinator of CWS-SL, Martha B. Kanu, “recent statistics from the Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police showed that as of last year, 8,505 rape cases were reported nationwide, out of a population of 7.5 million people.”
The Child Welfare Society-Sierra Leone (CWS-SL) a non-government, charitable organization has urged President Julius Maada Bio to declare a national emergency on the increasing number of rape and sexual violence cases against women and children.
As part of combating drug abuse and alcoholism by youths in Sierra Leone, the Youth Empowerment and Development Association of Sierra Leone (YEDA-SL) a civil society organization based in Freetown has revamped the Campaign against Drug Abuse and Alcoholism by young people in Sierra Leone.
Information reaching this press indicates that the life of a well-known Sahn Malen youth and human rights activist, Mohamed Dumbuya formerly residing in Kenema, southern Sierra Leone is in danger after he was attacked by an irate mob accusing him of double standards in the Sahn Malen crisis that resulted in the loss of at least one life.
Our investigations reveal that prior to the Sahn Malen crisis involving residents and owners of the Sahn Malen Oil Palm;
Kids Radio Trains Child AmbassadorsChild Broadcasters engaging children involved in sand mining at Sewa River, Gondama
Kids Radio Network (FM 103.0) has trained children, parents, right activists and media professionals in Bo to serve as ambassadors for its programmes and activities.
The purpose of the training was to create a well-informed and engaged community of both right-holders [children] and duty-bearers who will take the lead to advocating on issues affecting children in the district.