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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Improved Roads & Transportation in the East
Whether it is Paramount Chief Madam Sallay Satta Gendemeh of Malegohun Chiefdom or Paramount Chief Madam Mariama Jaward Tamia of Niawa Chiefdom or it is Paramount Chief Mohamed Dhaffie Benya of Small Bo Chiefdom or it is Paramount Chief Sahr Kallon Nyuma Sengu of Kissi Tongi or it is Paramount Chief Coker Jajua of Njaluahun Chiefdom, most of the Paramount Chiefs in Eastern Sierra Leone will respond that the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has been taking admirable strides in improving the road network and transportation service to the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone.
Jul 31, 2015, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leone Democracy: Between Maada Bio & Dr. Kandeh Yumkella!
Thursday July 30th 2015: This week whilst addressing Africans, President Obama cited Sierra Leone first amongst a string of countries where democracy has taken root. Obama hailed us thus: "From Sierra Leone, Ghana, Benin, to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, democracy has taken root..."
Jul 31, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Enhancing Trust between Citizens and the Government in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response and Recovery
A. Issues from the Community-level Activities Tracking This report aggregates critical trends captured from National and Community-level Activities. Tracking for the period ending 1st -31st May, 2015. The positive continuing emphasis on Ebola prevention education/sensitization in communities
Jul 31, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government Introduces Treasury Single Account
In a bid to strengthen public financial management by way of consolidating government’s receipts and payments through the banking system, government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, is on the final leg of implementing a Treasury Single Account (TSA) and Consultant Experts say it will be up and running in the next 6-8 weeks.
Jul 31, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 52% of National Budget is Spent Paying Salaries ...Reveals Director-General HRMO
A whopping 52% of Sierra Leone’s budget is spent just on paying salaries. This is according to the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) of the country. This startling fact was revealed to the Parliamentary Committee on Transparency and Accountability (TAC).
Jul 30, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EPA-SL Drags Aberdeen Creek Squatters To Court.
The legal retainers of the Environment Protection Agency- Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) and those of the National Protected Area Authority (NPAA) have teamed up to prosecute two residents of the Aberdeen Creek community. The principal accused person George Collins on Tuesday 28th July 2015 made the third appearance before presiding Magistrate Bangura of the Magistrate court no. 5 on Pandemba Road, Freetown.
Jul 30, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Photo News
Blama Won’t Forget Ernest Koroma
Hon. Paramount Chief Mohamed Dhaffie Benya V of Small Bo chiefdom in Kenema district has stated that the people of his headquarter town of Blama will “never forget the good works of President Ernest Koroma”.
Jul 29, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IMF told Finance Ministry to tell Logus Koroma to Sign the 100 Buses Contract
On today’s edition is the Authority from the Ministry of Finance giving approval to the Ministry of Transport to go ahead and sign a contract on behalf of the government of Sierra Leone. Signed by Financial Secretary Mr. Edmund Koroma, it tells Transport Ministry to go ahead and sign the contract for 100 buses to be procured from China as the final drafted Contract has been approved by International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Jul 28, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Complaint Against Sorie Fofana & Global Times Of Monday 27 July 2015: “Logus Koroma, Sylvia Blyden Exposed As Blinking Liars”
Complaint Against Sorie Fofana & Global Times Of Monday 27 July 2015: “Logus Koroma, Sylvia Blyden Exposed As Blinking Liars”
Jul 28, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : BRAC-SL strengthens Women’s Forum’s Safe Spaces For Girls
At the height of the Ebola outbreak, the Women’s Forum passionate about the positive growth of adolescent girls established eight “Safe Spaces” for girls in Tonkolili and Bombali Districts respectively, through help of UNFPA and UNWomen, with whom they have been working with to reduce teenage pregnancies.
Jul 28, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ICT Center of Excellence for MMCE&T
Representatives of Trust Income and Salpost on 23rd July 2015 organized a Mock Overview Session of the Milton Margai Internet Platform to staff and students of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE & T), Goderich campus at a well-attended ceremony at the college’s Great Hall at which ceremony, the Principal, Dr. Saidu Kanu disclosed that plans are underway to transform the college to a university within three years with an Information, Communication Technology complex of excellence by next year for students to check their results online as well as access the internet from their hostels.
Jul 28, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Yumkella Blasts for SLPP to Open Up
Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has called on Sierra Leone's main opposition party, the SLPP, to open up its doors and not become a party of exclusion. He was speaking in Manchester, United Kingdom on Saturday 25th July 2015 to a gathering of mostly SLPP members and others curious to hear him speak about his intention to be the next president of Sierra Leone under the SLPP.
Jul 27, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : American Ambassador pledges to support STEWARD REDD+ Policy with great commitment
The Sustainable and Thriving Environment for West Africa Development (STEWARD), in collaboration with the National Protective Area Authority (NPAA) and with support of USAID, has completed a one day Policy dialogue forum on Reduction of Emission, Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)+ effort in Sierra Leone at the Miatta Conference Center Brookfield in Freetown during which the American Ambassador to Sierra Leone, promised continued support for such policies.
Jul 27, 2015, 12:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Warning Sahr Lahai Jusu: A Dishonest Human Being!
On today's edition are snapshots from an article published on July 13th 2015 by the official State House website of the President of Sierra Leone. It says that Sahr Lahai Jusu, the Director of Debt Management Division of Finance Ministry, was amongst those who went to inspect the procured 100 buses in China. That article was published worldwide and in local newspapers between July 13th and July 20th.
Jul 27, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kamarainba Agrees His Typed Documents Contain Big Fat Lies
Leader of a new political party in Sierra Leone Mohamed Kamarainba recently leaked out copies of authentic government documents. In addition, he also shared typed sheets of paper he alleged to contain other information incriminating the government of corruption in procurement of 100 buses.
Jul 24, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Photo News
PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO NEWS: A Very Focused Leadership
His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma is shown in this photo as he continues pushing for the interest & welfare of his people at the African Union Summit against Ebola held this Tuesday July 21st 2015 in Equatorial Guinea. Earlier this month, the Sierra Leone leader was also doing the same at the United Nations Summit on Ebola Recovery.
Jul 24, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : From New York to the Ebola frontlines
At the peak of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone in November last year, when up to 500 persons were infected weekly, 26-year-old bespectacled Mohamed Kakaywas always holed up in the offices of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Freetownporing over loads of data.
Jul 24, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Segbwema Youths Donate to Muslim Jamaat
A large cow, sheep and 38 bags of rice were donated to the Muslim community in the Njaluahun Chiefdom, Kailahun District on Thursday 16th July, 2015. The donation was made by some descendants of Njaluahun, especially youths who are currently living in Bo, Kenema, Freetown and overseas.
Jul 24, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
EBOVAC-Sierra Leone Lectures MPs On Trial Vaccine
The Principal Investigator of EBOVAC-Salone, Dr. Bailah Leigh on the 23rd July, 2015, in the Conference Room of the New Administrative Building in Parliament, presented to MPs on the Committee of Health and Sanitation the objective of the pilot dual vaccine test that is about to be carried out in the Kambia District.
Jul 24, 2015, 17:00

EDITORIALS
Sierra Leone: Logus Calmly Shows Kamarainba Faked 20 as 28; 47 as 44 and 30 as 31
Logus Koroma has yesterday July 22nd 2015, convincingly presented Solid Case against what are now confirmed to be Kamarainba’s lies & discrepancies but MPs have raised concerns over seeming Breach of Section 118 of Constitution for which Finance Ministry is to be summoned... See all the reports in this edition including the actual number of seater-buses as against the numbers released by Kamarainba. Logus has shown that what was ordered were 20, 47 and 30 seaters and not 28, 44 and 31 seaters as asserted by Kamarainba.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:17

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone Transport Minister Speaks to Peoples’ Representatives on 100 Buses
In late 2013, His Excellency the President raised concern over the long lines of people waiting to board transport to and from work on a daily basis and instructed me to address the problem within the shortest possible time. Following this instruction, I held discussions with the Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development requesting for provisions of funds for procurement of 100 buses to help solve the acute transportation problem in the country.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MPs Agree to approve Kenema City Council’s Budget
Parliament on Tuesday the 21st July 2015, unanimously adopted Kenema City Council’s (KCC) budgetary estimates for the fiscal year, 2015. In this light, the House has finally issued approval for disbursement of funds to serve that city’s budget for 2015 which had been previously withheld.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DEC-SEC Holds Orientation Workshop For Mdas On The Grm Design
The Decentralisation Secretariat (Dec-Sec) of Decenetralised Service Delivery Programme, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has designed a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) as part of its social accountability drive to promote meaningful participation of citizens in the Decentralisation process and to hold leadership of the Local councils accountable especially in the delivery of services to their localities.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon Transport Minister Briefs Parliament on Procurement of Buses
The Minister of Transport and Aviation (MTA), Mr. Balogun Koroma briefed the Parliament of Sierra Leone on the 22nd July, 2015 on the transactions and purchasing of the One Hundred Buses by the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to reduce the acute transportation shortage in the country.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : US Ambassador Visits NCP Chairman
The United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Ambassador John F. Hoover, on Wednesday 15th July 2015 paid a courtesy call on the Chairman and Commissioner of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP), Dr. Michael S. Kargbo at his Tower Hill office in Freetown. The visit by the US Ambassador was to familiarise himself with the activities of the Commission.
Jul 23, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Speaker Eulogizes Former Chief Justice Tejan-Jalloh
The Speaker of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone has eulogized the immediate past Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Justice Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh who is also the very first female Chief Justice, as a “pride of Sierra Leone”. The Hon. Speaker, S.B.B. Dumbuya was speaking as Parliament on the 21st July 2015 unanimously ratified the Nineteenth Report of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, chaired by Hon. Ibrahim Bundu. The approved persons included fifteen presidential nominees to serve in high offices of State, such as High Commissioners to Ghana and Nigeria amongst others.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:14

FEATURES
Sierra Leone: When a Complaint of no merit exposes Alleged Rogue Judge Halloway and his Friend the Complainant
Independent Observer on 9th June 2009 explained in great detail of how alleged rogue Judge Halloway held a conversation right inside his Private Chambers at the Law Courts with a female Litigant in a Matter he was Presiding over and how, during the conversation, the said female litigant placed Le500,000 cash in an envelope on the alleged rogue judge’s table. Click link above for more on this monumental judicial shame and disgrace as uncovered by ACC in 2009.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MoFED/NSA Holds One Day Regional And District Nsa Focal Persons Information Sharing Meeting
The Non- State Actor Secretariat in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development(MoFED), has on Tuesday 14th July 2015 held a one- day Regional and District NSA Focal Persons Information Sharing Platform on the call for Concept Notes Adverts at the District level, at 6th Floor Ministerial Building Conference Room.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
ARREARS LIST FOR WEST III MURRAY TOWN COMMERCIALS AND DOMESTICS FOR 2015
ARREARS LIST FOR WEST III MURRAY TOWN COMMERCIALS AND DOMESTICS FOR 2015
Jul 22, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIALISED STANDARD BIDDING DOCUMENTS FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF ICT, MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND HEALTH RELATED PRODUCTS
The Government of Sierra Leone has received funding in the amount of Twenty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($28,500,000) from International Development Association IDA of the Word Bank, Multi-Donor Trust Funds (MDTF) - European Union (EU), DFID and pool funding from the AfDB towards the cost of Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project and intend to apply part of the proceeds of the funding for eligible payment under the contract for consulting services for the Development of Specialised Standard Bidding Documents for the Procurement of ICT, Management Services and Health Related
Jul 22, 2015, 17:06

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
JOINT PUBLIC NOTICE
It has come to the notice of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) that cattle normally move along the highways unattended by the owners, thereby causing a lot of problems for both pedestrians and vehicles.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
MOHS Service Level Agreement Compliance by Implementing Partners Supporting the Health Sector
Freetown, Jul. 21, 015 (MOHS) - The Service Level Agreement (SLA) recently launched by His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was developed in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders with overwhelming support for its implementation.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ‘Issuing of Licenses is no Longer Business As Usual’- SLRSA
The Director of the License Department at the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA), Ibrahim Sagbah, has said issuance of drivers license now had to meet more strident requirements. He said the rate of accidents in the country is high which is one of the reasons for the transformation of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) to the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) in 2014 to enhance and promote road safety.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Anti Corruption has Slammed Gaps in Procurement Laws
Commissioner of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara has called on the House of Parliament to amend the procurement laws of Sierra Leone. According to Kamara, a loophole in the law was allowing the Government to bypass strident procurement processes under the guise of emergency purchasing.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : H.E. Koroma Zooms to One Day Ebola Summit
President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday July 20 left for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea during which he will address the International Conference on Africa’s Fight Against Ebola under the theme “Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction”.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Photo News
PHOTO NEWS: Tatu & Yawa
This photograph is of the late Musa Tamba Sam, former spokesman for Opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray the Leader of a new party, the ADP. The two men though one is now late, can be said to share similarities. One such similarity that has emerged is ability to blow a lot of hot air against ruling All Peoples Congress.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Quarantined ODCH Doctors, Nurses and Lab. Technicians in High Spirit
Freetown, Jul. 20, 015 (SLENA) - Doctors, Nurses and Laboratory Technicians currently quarantined at the Hastings Police Training School Holding Centres have demonstrated confidence and cheerfulness of returning safe to their various homes in completion of their 21 days quarantine.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Islamic Unit Ends Eid Celebration
In a bid to encourage Muslims observe the Eid Ul-Fitri holiday in an Islamic manner as Muslims should be very careful about their actions on days like Eid the Islamic Unit Sierra Leone has ended their Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration with Quran’ic Recitation, Drama and Anasheed Songs Competition at the Islamic Center Dawah and Research Conference Room on Friday 17th July 2015.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Councils Unhappy Over Post-Ebola Sidelining
Health Alert Sierra Leone, a Civil Society Organization that believes in promoting Health issues, Good governance and Human Rights has on Wednesday 18th of July 2015 put together a team comprising of Journalists and civil society staffers to visit Bombali, Port Loko, Tonkolili and Kambia Districts respectively.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Respect is Earned, Learned Sirs; not Demanded
The Sierra Leone Bar Association is demanding “respect from members of the public, including publishers and publishing houses” for its members.
Jul 21, 2015, 17:00

FEATURES
State House Researcher Highlights Processes in 100 Buses Purchase
However, despite the understandable irritation at the persistent probing, political analysts say the level of public scrutiny on governance and public financial management, government’s openness and the readiness of its officials to respond to public enquiry is a good indication of how far Sierra Leone has come in its democratic development. At the same time, other observers hold the view that whilst such public scrutiny is important, it is also imperative that it is exercised in a civil and constructive manner without the tilt towards scoring cheap political capital.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:12

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Sahr Lahai Jusu is ‘Falsely Accused’ as a big fat SLPP Mole - Friends defend him but others Insist
Sierra Leone Government’s Director of Public Debts Management, Sahr Lahai Jusu of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has been defended against charges he is duplicitously implanted within the current ruling APC led Government to undertake nasty measures aimed at undermining APC. Jusu is accused in some quarters as being source of malicious leaks of government documents especially with respect to the 100 buses recently purchased by Finance Ministry as a Public Debt on behalf of Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sylvia Blyden Writes to IMC
I write to bring to your attention both my conversation with Lawyer Allieu Kanu, the Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) at the Lungi International Airport last evening as well as the front page headline of today’s edition of the Independent Observer Newspaper.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone envoys in Makkah pray for Ebola eradication
RIYADH: Three Sierra Leonean ambassadors are in the Holy City of Makkah praying that the Ebola virus, which has claimed hundreds of lives, is completely wiped out from their country, said an official on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dec-Sec Orientates MDAs on GRM
The Decentralization Service Delivery Program (DSDP) (Dec-Sec) on Tuesday 14th July 2015 orientated representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) at the Ocean View Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.The focal point for the GRM is the Monitoring and Evaluation Department at Dec-Sec, 9th Floor, Youyi Building in Freetown.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:00

NEWS
Sierra Leone Corruption Concerns the UK which pours $54million into Fight
Corruption in Sierra Leone is of such concern to the United Kingdom that it was specifically highlighted during the pledging session at the United Nations in New York last week Friday. A chunk of the pledge will be dedicated towards helping the long-suffering people of Sierra Leone to combat corruption.
Jul 16, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Foundation of Islamic Formation Holds 2nd National Quranic Memorization Competition in Freetown
The second National Quranic Memorization Competition on Sunday 12th July 2015 ended at the Miatta Conference Center in Freetown. The event which attracted several Quranic scholars including diplomats, members of the business community, ministers, Honorable Members of Parliament and other distinguished personalities was held on the theme: “The Role of the Quran In eradicating Ebola”.
Jul 16, 2015, 17:08

FEATURES
UNMEER Sierra Leone Chief Gives Hope on Ebola
Interview with Bintu Keita, UN’s Ebola Crisis Manager in Sierra Leone
Jul 16, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Speaker Joins to Select new CPA Scribe
July 15th 2015: The selection process for a new Secretary-General for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has begun, with the Speaker of Sierra Leone, Hon. S.B.B. Dumbuya being one of few panelists selecting the African candidate.
Jul 16, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Muslims Urged to Look for Eid crescent Today
Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has urged Muslims across the Kingdom to look for the ‘Shawwal’ crescent soon after the sunset ‘Magreb’ prayers on Thursday, 16th July, 2015 to determine Eid Al-Fitr, a Saudi local daily reported.
Jul 16, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Munazamat distributes iftaar
The Munazamat Al-DawahIslamia in collaboration with some humanitarian organizations in Qatar and Bahrain has distributed Iftaar to impoverished communities in Waterloo, Moyamba, Kailahun, Bumbuna and Kambia.
Jul 16, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Full House Debates Audit Report on Ebola
The Parliament of Sierra Leone, has on the 14th July, 2015 commenced and concluded debate on the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), on the Auditor General’s report on the management of the ebola funds, May-October, 2014 which was laid on the Table of the House on Thursday, 4th June, 2015. The motion for the debate was moved and seconded by the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the PAC, Hon. Chernor R. M. Bah and Hon. Komba E. Koedoyoma respectively.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 3 arrested for conveying sick person to Port Loko
Port Loko, July 13 (SLENA) - The District Coordinator of the Ebola Response Centre in the Port Loko District, Hon. Raymond Kabia has ordered the arrest and detention of two motor bike riders and a lady for transporting a sick man from Freetown to Port Loko.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
OP-ED: Quarantined Medics Escape Shadow of Death in Sierra Leone
Preparation to celebrate the joy of the 46 health workers: doctors, nurses, pharmacist, laboratory technician, cleaner and security officer of the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) who were voluntarily quarantined at the Hastings Police Training School Treatment Centre and tested Ebola free is underway to host a victory welcome ceremony at the PCMH compound in Freetown this week.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Donates Bus to Njala Students
Having donated a brand new 24 seated Toyota bus to Fourah Bay College(USL) in November last year, the National Revenue Authority has made a similar donation to Njala University. The handing over ceremony of the bus took place on Friday, 10th July 2015 at the University’s campus in Njala, Monkodeh.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Standard Chartered Continues Ebola Radio Soap
Standard Chartered bank launched Series 3 of its sponsored Ebola radio soap opera “Us Kayn Tin Dis’ on Friday 10th July 2015, at its Lightfoot Boston Street headquarters.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JAPAN Ensures Vital Support to Ebola Survivors – WFP
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan’s donation of US$6 million to support WFP’s response in Eb0la-affected Sierra Leone, including support to some 3,000 Ebola survivors across the country.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Appeal to Extend Operation Northern Push
Port Loko, July 14 (SLENA) - One of the measures set up for the eventual eradication of Ebola from what has now turned out to be the hot spot region in the country otherwise known as Operation Northern Push has come to an end. The 21-day programme which was designed by the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) and endorsed by the Ernest Bai Koroma led Government, ended on Wednesday 8th July 2015.
Jul 15, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Afsatu Kabba Sails through Questioning by the Appointments Committee of Parliament
One of Sierra Leone’s most formidable female politicians has easily sailed through questioning of her qualifications and ability to be the country’s next High Commissioner to Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Jul 14, 2015, 17:06

EDITORIALS
Ebola Beyond Sierra Leone: A Nightmare might be unfolding in Mano River Basin
If anyone thinks the Ebola Outbreak in Mano River basin is something that is a trifle, please let me confidently state to them that the ongoing disaster is far from being something to put on back-burner. This is a time for all residents therein to unite and step-up our guard! The World Health Organisation (WHO) Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic has now officially informed journalists on what many had suspected was the fearful realisation that the new outbreak of Ebola in Liberia with an index case of a 17 years old schoolboy, was not really ‘new’ after all. The outbreak never really ended in Liberia
Jul 14, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Citizens & Donors Hail H.E. Koroma
President Koroma was the toast of not only his citizens in the United States of America at last week’s International Ebola Conference at the United Nations in New York but it was clear that the praises of Transparency International heaped on him recently, were endorsed by many Sierra Leone Donors.
Jul 14, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
NATCOM Gives Final Warning!!
Freetown, 1st July, 2015… The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) hereby urges Telecom Operators in the country to fully comply with the SIM/UIM Card Registration Regulations of 2009, which oblige service providers to duly register their respective subscribers within two weeks of the publication of this notice or face appropriate regulatory measures as provided for by law.
Jul 14, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
As Sierra Leone Gets Highest Amount of Pledges... De Pa Don Work & Donors pay Tribute
President Koroma was the toast of not only his citizens in the United States of America at last week’s International Ebola Conference at the United Nations in New York but it was clear that the praises of Transparency International heaped on him recently, were endorsed by many of Sierra Leone’s Donors.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Address by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Ebola Recovery Pledging Conference United Nations
New York, 10th July 2015: Let me start by applauding the Secretary General for organizing this most important conference. I also congratulate my colleague and sister, Her Excellency Helen Johnson-Sirleaf for the apt presentation of our Mano River Recovery Plan.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:11

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Britain will stay the course in Sierra Leone until Ebola is defeated - Address by DFID Minister Hon. Justine Greening
I’m delighted to be speaking at this important conference. In the last year, the worst ever outbreak of Ebola wreaked terrible suffering and loss across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:10

NEWS
Huge Rally to Support Sierra Leone President Koroma at UN
July 11th 2015: Nearly a thousand Sierra Leoneans turned up at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza outside the United Nations yesterday to demonstrate support for President Ernest Bai Koroma who was attending the International Post-Ebola Recovery Conference at the UN.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:09

NEWS
Sierra Leone: Koroma Thrills Citizens with his Truthful Wit
President Koroma has thrilled Sierra Leoneans in the United States of America with his wit as he confidently delivered some home truths to his citizens out here.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Mountains Of Lies Vs. The Truth: And The Winner Is…PRESIDENT ERNEST BAI KOROMA
New York, July 12th 2015: When I went to the president’s hotel suite to say goodbye to President Ernest Koroma before his departure from New York, I had never seen a man happier than the President before. The smile on the President’s face spoke millions. The smile was indescribable.
Jul 13, 2015, 12:08

SPECIAL REPORTS
QUOTABLE QUOTE ON NEGATIVE SIERRA LEONE POLITICKING
“The lies are not only directed at President Koroma and government officials. Anybody whom they believe is supporting President Koroma and the APC is subjected to all manners of heinous lies, distortions, concoctions and propaganda in the social media”
Jul 13, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Dutch Trade Minister Visits Sierra Leone Brewery
Visit of Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the 7th of July 2015
Jul 13, 2015, 12:05

NEWS
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Hailed for Transparent & Accountable Leadership
Greetings Sierra Leoneans & Friends of Sierra Leone. This update is Worth Sharing. At the Technical Consultations of the International Ebola Recovery Conference, there has been resounding and recurrent huge praises by various speakers for the leadership style of President Koroma in ensuring Transparency and Accountability in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola. For example, H.E. Dr. Marshall Elliott CBE, Director of the United Kingdom’s Joint Inter-Agency Task Force on Ebola was quite effusive in his praises of President Koroma as a very transparent and accountable leader in the fight against Ebola.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Reginald Fynn goes to Appeals Court... MPs Approve Female High Court Judges Nominated by President
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on the 09th July, 2015 ratified six presidential nominees, as contained in the Eighteenth Report of the Committee on Appointments and Public Service, including two female Judges for the High Court, one male Judge for Appeals Court, Board Members of the National Insurance Company, SALPOST, and the Local Government Service Commission.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP’s John Karimu Attacked by PAOPA right at Law Courts
As we went to press, we received confirmation that main opposition SLPP's Dr. John Karimu has been attacked with knives by supporters of PAOPA faction of his party.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Suspected Measles in Kissi Kama, Kailahun
Kailahun, Jul. 8, 015 (MOHS) - The Kailahun District Health Management Team has reported suspected imported cases of Measles from Guinea to the Kissi Kama Chiefdom in the Kailahun district.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:04

NEWS
Sierra Leone Praised by Africa's Civil Society
Madam Valnora Edwin representing African Civil Society organizations at the UN International Ebola Recovery Conference has just praised Sierra Leone government as having a far better collaboration with civil society and creating more space for civil society participation than the other two Ebola stricken countries of Liberia and Guinea.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid Board engages Parliamentarians
The Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board, Ms. Claire Carlton-Hanciles told Parliamentarians on Wednesday, July 8, that the Legal Aid Board will assign paralegals to chiefdoms across the country to monitor Local Courts. ‘The importance of these Courts cannot be over-emphasized.
Jul 10, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah, appointed Founding Co-Chair of World Medicine Summit
Macau, China, Jul. 8, 015 (SLENA) - The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah was one of only two Ministers of Health to be invited to the launch and the first meeting of the World Medicine Summit in Macau, China. The purpose of the summit was to improve prevention and therapy of human diseases through dialogue between health ministries, academic institutions, leading medical publishers, and medical charities and foundations.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. J. B. Dauda embarks on familiarization tour
The Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda has started a familiarization tour to agencies and departments under his Ministry’s purview. The tour started on Tuesday 30th June 2015 in Freetown with the visit to the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS) Headquarters (HQs) respectively.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Departs for UN Ebola Meet
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday July 8th 2015 left for the United States of America during which he will address the UN Pledging Conference on Ebola on Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Recovery strategy and the bumpy road to achieving resilient zero infections.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Teenage Girls Call for National Girls Empowerment Policy
Over One hundred teenage girls from across the fourteen Administrative Districts of Sierra Leone on Monday 29th June 2015, at the National Stadium Atlantic Hall in Freetown called on the Government to develop a National Girls Empowerment Policy that will protect teenage girls from sexual harassment, early marriage, teenage pregnancy, rape and any form of Child Abuse.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Ministry Pushes against Cervical Cancer in Women
Freetown, Jul. 8, 015 (MOHS) - The Ministry of Health and Sanitation Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programme has held its Inaugural Meeting for the establishment of a National Coordination Committee for the prevention and control of Cervical Cancer in Sierra Leone.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Maritime Authority (SLMA) commissions five new boats
The Sierra Leone Maritime Authority (SLMA) through the Ministry of Transportation and Aviation on Tuesday 7th July 2015 commissioned five brand new naval boats at the Elizabeth II Quay, Freetown. These boats procured by SLMA and purchased from Europe shows the Government’s commitment to protect our territorial water from illegal fishing, piracy and responding to distress calls out at sea and do necessary search and rescue operations.
Jul 9, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Celebrating the 28th WAHO DAY, ECOWAS Health Institution
As you may know, July 9, 2015 marks the 28th anniversary of the establishment of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) by the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States of (ECOWAS).
Jul 9, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Who says Sierra Leoneans are not patriotic: how 100 new buses inspired a sense of nationhood
It was a poignant scene on Monday 6th July 2015 in Sierra Leone. I felt a shiver down my spine, my hair stood on end and I was motionless like a canoe stranded on the mud; but I was savouring the moment of history being made - the country’s National Anthem accompanying the delivery of 100 new buses being disembarked off the ship at the Ports. It caught on; with electrifying spontaneity as nationalism took the better part of everyone!
Jul 8, 2015, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sylvia Blyden Updates Facebook from Brussels Airport
Good day all Citizens & Friends of Sierra Leone. I flew out of Freetown on night of July 5th, heading eventually for New York; specially invited from Awareness Times by His Excellency the President to cover the upcoming Ebola Recovery Conference hosted by United Nations.
Jul 8, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Women’s Forum awards four outstanding women
Freetown, July 7 (SLENA) - As part of its commemoration of 2015 as the African Union Year of Women, Women’s Forum Sierra Leone (WE-SL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) last week Saturday 4th July 2015 honoured four female Sierra Leonean achievers in the continent at an auspicious ceremony held at the YWCA OId Hall, Brookfields in Freetown.
Jul 8, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dutch Foreign Trade Minister Reassures Sierra Leone on Post Ebola Investment
The Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen has pronounced in Freetown that her Government and business community will contribute immensely to improve on the economic recovery of Sierra Leone post Ebola to sustain economic growth.
Jul 8, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Port Loko ready to give final push to ebola
Port Loko, July 7 (SLENA) - Parliament for Constituency 052 in the Port Loko district, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu who is also the Leader of the Majority Party in Parliament, has said they were ready to come back and give a final push to end Ebola in the District. He said the Members of Parliament from the district and other stakeholders have resolved not to succumb to any form of castigations levied on them, but will rather continue to concertedly work for the total eradication of the Ebola virus from their home district.
Jul 8, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHO response to the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel report
WHO statement, 7 July 2015: WHO welcomes the report from the Ebola Interim Assessment Panel and thanks the hard-working members for their rapid review, analysis and recommendations. The panel members divided their review and recommendations into 3 areas: the International Health Regulations, WHO’s health emergency response capacity and WHO’s role and cooperation with the wider health and humanitarian systems.
Jul 8, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
Liberia’s Sirleaf assures Amos Sawyer of ‘Blyden Chair’
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assured the former Head of State of Liberia, Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, that she is committing herself to ensure his long-time dream of holding the Edward Wilmot Blyden Chair of Public Affairs at the University of Liberia, comes to fruition.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Addax Bioenergy Faces Financial, Other Challenges
Information from Addax Bioenergy operations in Sierra Leone is that the investment might soon follow in the steps of London Mining and African Minerals unless a planned review provides a solution. According to a statement the company posts on its website, Addax Bioenergy SA and its main shareholders have decided to “downscale their sugarcane bioethanol operation in Makeni and to conduct a review of all options for the future”.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Recruitment of Maids to Arab World must be Ended
Generally, the history of maids’ recruitment to the Arab world has oftentimes been a source of misery for the maids themselves and a source of headache for Embassies to which such maids belong. Whosoever has been a resident in the Arab world, especially the Gulf Region, knows the facts of this matter.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Brewery’s Filter Plant to improve Efficiency & Productivity
The Sierra Leone Brewery limited (SLBL) on Friday July 3rd 2015, unveiled a state-of-the-art Marsh Filter plant worth 7.1 billion Leones. The unveiling ceremony took place at the Company’s Compound, Wellington Industrial Estate, in the Presence of Business partners, Representatives of the Sorghum Farmers’ Association and members of the fourth estate.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank Honours Citizen for Social Protection
On May 4, 2015 in Magburaka– Tonkolili District, North of the country, the Government of Sierra Leone launched the Social Protection Strategy and both the Social Safety Net (SSN) and the Rapid Ebola Safety Net (RESN), to help the most poor and vulnerable Sierra Leoneans out of abject poverty and to cope with the economic impact of Ebola.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh launches SUN’s Food & Nutrition Security plan
Freetown, July 6 (SLENA) - Vice President, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh last week Thursday officially launched the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation (FNSI) plan of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.
Jul 7, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : A Hero’s Welcome Awaits President Ernest Koroma In The U.S.
President Ernest Bai Koroma will receive a hero’s welcome when he arrives in the U.S. next week to attend the International Post-Ebola Recovery Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Jul 6, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOHS Health Sector Service Level Agreement Launched: President Koroma says: “No Business As Usual”
Freetown, Jul. 3, 015 (MOHS) - The President, Dr. Ernest BaiKoroma has urged all health development implementing partners to adhere to the provisions in the newly launched Ministry of Health and Sanitation Health Sector Service Level Agreement.
Jul 6, 2015, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sylvia Blyden Off to New York
Dr. Sylvia Blyden yesterday Sunday July 5th 2015 flew out of Sierra Leone heading for New York. Before flying out, she posted the following on Facebook last weekend:
Jul 6, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Interesting Police Exoneration in Dr. Richard Konteh’s Court Case
There has been an interesting development in the criminal court case of Dr. Richard Konteh, the former Chief of Staff at Office of the President. It can be recalled that Konteh was accused of authorizing an amount of processed timber far in excess of the amount that he was instructed to authorize.
Jul 6, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola Started with 1 Case
It is important for Sierra Leoneans not to let their guard down or become complacent in the ongoing fight against evil Ebola virus. We should never forget that this ongoing Ebola crisis, which has killed thousands of compatriots, actually started with just ONE case. Just 1 case!
Jul 6, 2015, 12:02


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