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NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin Names Maada Bio, Kenema Mayor & Other Suspects in SLPP Killing
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has on Saturday 28th May, 2016 during a phone interview with Awareness Times Newspaper named supporters of the SLPP as suspects of what on Friday, 27th May, 2016 resulted to the gruesome killing of another SLPP supporter, Mohamed Karimu from Segbwema. The violence took place at the eastern regional headquarters of Kenema.
May 30, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ADB 51st Meeting Ends On High Note for Sierra Leone
The 51st Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) wound up last Friday May 27th 2016 in Zambia, on a high and positive note for the Republic of Sierra Leone high-powered delegation headed by Honourable Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Patrick Conteh.
May 30, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma has Worked in the Interest of Moyamba …said Hon. Amadu Kanu
Member of Parliament for Constituency 086 in Moyamba District, Hon. Amadu Kanu has on Wednesday, 25th, May 2016 said President Ernest Bai Koroma has worked in the best interest of the people of Moyamba District. He made this statement at the launching ceremony of Mabang Bridge at Makoi village, Koya Chiefdom.
May 30, 2016, 12:08

NEWS
VP Foh Meets with Staff of Sierra Leone Embassy in Accra
Accra Ghana-Thursday 26th of May 2016: Hon. Ambassador Dr Victor Bockarie Foh, Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone paid an official visit to the Sierra Leone High Commission in Accra.
May 30, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Citigate & The Safa Afrique Project Launched In Kono
Citigate Commodities Trading Limited has restated its desire to fully honour its social corporate responsibilities towards the host communities where it is presently executing its diamond mining projects.
May 30, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Three-Days Sub-Regional Collaborative Conference on EVD Kicks off in Freetown
Freetown, May, 26, 016 (MOHS) - Acting Health and Sanitation Minister, Madam Madina Rahman has officially opened a three-day Sub-Regional Collaborative Conference on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Vaccine and Therapeutic Trial on Thursday May 26, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel Conference Centre in Freetown.
May 30, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Miatta French, Ms. Oniel Both Take Oaths
The Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Western Area Miatta French and the Commissioner of Public Service Commission (PSC) Theresa Oniel have on Thursday May 26, duly subscribed to the oath of office following their respective parliamentary approvals.
May 30, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Photo News
Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Sign MOU on May 26th Anniversary
May 26th 2016, the second Anniversary of May 26th 2014 (which was the date on which Sierra Leone officially announced it was under an Ebola Outbreak), the hardworking Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs ended the day by signing an M.O.U. with Ebola Survivors. Here follows the details of the signed document
May 27, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Launches Mega Road Projects
The 103 kilometer Bandajuma – Gendema Highway project was launched in Bandajuma Sowa, Pujehun district by President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday May 24, 2016. The project, linking Sierra Leone and Liberia, is the largest European Union (EU) project ever commissioned in the country.
May 27, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Maritime Administration Announces the Resumption of Ferries Operation
Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) has on Thursday 26th May, 2016 held one day training for media practioners to discuss issues and activities of safety and security of ferry operations. It also used the training exercise to announce the resumption of ferries operation between Kissy Ferry and Targrin terminals.
May 27, 2016, 17:14

NEWS
Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry hails Sierra Leone Ambassador in China
Director-General of African Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hailed Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, saying his government attaches great importance to the appointment of Hon. Alimamy Philip Koroma as Ambassador given his background as a former senior Government Minister and the fact that he took over from a predecessor that became Sierra Leone’s Vice President.
May 27, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UniMak Institute of Inclusive Special Needs Education certifies 31
Wednesday 25th May, 2016: The Institute of Inclusive Special Needs Education (ISNE) at UniMak has awarded certificates to thirty one (31) teachers of the visually impaired at a ceremony held at the University’s Great Auditorium at Fatima Campus in Makeni city.
May 27, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, May 26, 2016/ -- Crises of all sorts, from conflicts to natural disasters to health emergencies, are happening at unprecedented rates around the world – so much so, that the United Nations is convening the first ever World Humanitarian Summit this month.
May 27, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Attends Opening Of Flaming Evangelical Church
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma officially opened the Flaming Evangelical Church at Ascension Town on Sunday May 22, 2016. With a design that fuses culture and modern architecture, this church can accommodate about 6,500 Christians.
May 27, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Angloleone Security Solutions Donates 1,000 Cartoons of Augmentin Syrup to the Ola During Children’s Hospital
Freetown, May, 25,016 (MOHS) -A humanitarian organization, Angloleone Security Solutions on Wednesday May 24, 2016 donated 1,000 Cartoons of Augmentin Syrup to the Ola During Children’s Hospital Fourah Bay Road in Freetown.
May 27, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Commissions Five Fire Engines
Five new fire engines and other auxiliary equipment were on Tuesday 24th May, 2016 commissioned by the Minister of Internal Affairs Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh at the National Fire Force (NFF) Training School, Seima Town, Rokel in the Western Rural District.
May 27, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Western Area Health Management Team Gets New Administrative Building and District Medical Store
Freetown, May 25, 016 (MOHS) - The Ministry of Health and Sanitation Western Area District Health Management Team with support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) can now boast of an ultra- modern Administrative Building and District Medical Store.
May 27, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC's Konomanyi Is Determined to Clean Land Mess
Minister of Lands, Country Planning and Environment, Hon. Diana Konomanyi has on Tuesday 24th May, 2016 expressed determination to restructure the land sector of Sierra Leone.
May 26, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Meets with Financial Parliamentary Committee
The Management of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) led by Acting Commissioner-General Mr. Abdulai Conteh has meet with the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Economic Development. The open-door meeting which was held on Tuesday, 24th May at the conference room of the Administrative Building of Parliament was to deliberate on the filing of Income Tax Returns.
May 26, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
VP Foh Joins President Koroma in the Launch of the Biggest Road Project in Sierra Leone
The Hon. Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Tuesday 24th May, 2016 joined His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the launch of the Bo-Bandajuma-Gendema International Highway.
May 26, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC ends Regional Sensitization on the “Pay no Bribe” Campaign in Makeni
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) led by the Deputy Commissioner, Shollay Davies, in partnership with Coffey International on Monday 23rd May 2016 concluded pre-launch regional sensitization meetings on the “Pay No Bribe” (PNB) campaign; a project supported by the Government of Sierra Leone and the Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID).
May 26, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador A.P Koroma calls on Dean of ECOWAS envoys
His Excellency Ambassador Alimamy Phillip Koroma on Wednesday, 25th May, 2016, called on, and held fruitful discussions with the Dean of ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors, Ambassador Sedozen Jean-Claude Apithy, who also doubles as Ambassador of Benin to China.
May 26, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ahead of the June 2016 UN General Assembly High level meeting on AIDS, Sierra Leone Poised to ending HIV AIDS by 2030
Freetown, May, 25, 016 (MOHS) - The National AIDS Secretariat has organized a one day National Consultative meeting to develop Annual Multi-Sectoral fast track work plan for 2016 targeting the high burden districts and populations most affected on ending AIDS by 2030 at the Shangri La Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown on Tuesday May 24, 2016.
May 26, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank’s Move to Boost Sierra Leone’s Health Sector with $8M is underway
A move by the World Bank to Support Sierra Leone’s Health sector with the sum of eight Million United States Dollars ($8M) loan through a project on “Health Service delivery” is in progress.
May 26, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Son Kills Mother…Accused Sent to Pademba Road Correctional Centre
Magistrates Seray Wurie of Ross Road Magistrate Court No.1 has on Tuesday 24th May, 2016 remanded accused person, Dauda Sesay to Pademba Road Correctional Centre for an alleged murder of his mother. The accused was arraigned to answer to a count charge of Murder contrary to Law.
May 26, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As former Ambassador Fode Dabo denies...SLPP “Owe Monger” Disgraces Sierra Leone Embassy
Sierra Leone’s Embassy in Brussels, Belgium was on Tuesday 24th May 2016, stormed by Belgium government Debt Collectors who were there to seize the Embassy property as a result of outstanding bank debts owed by its former Ambassador Fode Dabo; an allegation the former ambassador feigns ignorance of.
May 25, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Opens International Conference on Women in Leadership
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, May 23, 2016// —President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma opened the International Conference “Women Engineering Change, Accelerating the Peace in Achieving Results, Touching and Changing Lives and Contributing to Sustainable Development” organizead by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs in collaboration with UN Women, Plan International, Food and Agricultural Organization and World Food Programme to look into issues of women’s empowerment and gender equality across the globe.
May 25, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves $ 40 Million Agreements To Strengthen Agriculture
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 24th May 2016, after a protracted debate, unanimously approved two agreements for the expansion and strengthening of the agricultural sector through commercialization.
May 25, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government Provides 2 Acres of Land for Ebola Orphans
Monday 23th May, 2016: The Government of Sierra Leone has provided two acres of land at John Obey community to ‘Hope 4 Ebola Orphans Charity Foundation’ and its partners for the construction of state of the- art children’s village for orphans, especially those children orphaned by the Ebola Virus Disease and other less privileged children in Sierra Leone.
May 25, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Donates to Gbomsamba
When it comes to being benevolent and giving to charity and vulnerable groups, one institution that comes to mind is the National Revenue Authority (NRA). The Commissioner-General of the NRA, Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara, has always maintained that the institution believes in the fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility.
May 25, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
“Confucius Institute at FBC Is Symbol of Growing China-Sierra Leone Friendship”-Amb. Kumba Momoh
Sierra Leone’s deputy Envoy to the People’s Republic of China, has referred the establishment of a Confucius Institute at Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL) four years ago as “a symbol of the growing China-Sierra Leone friendship” with the university being the fore runner institution.
May 25, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP & APC Discuss President Koroma’s Recovery Priorities
Following February’s community engagement regional tour to give feedback on the Early Recovery Phase of the President’s Recovery Priorities and consult on plans for the second phase, political elected District Council Chairmen and Mayors of both the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have on Monday 23rd May, 2016 joined the President’s Chief of Staff to help conclude the planning process.
May 24, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Social Welfare Minister Makes Triumphant Entry to Port Loko District
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Hon. Rugiatu Neneh Turay is not only a woman of substance, she has pride herself to be a leading political figure that has broken regional and tribal barrier to save a very good image from the All Peoples Congress party.
May 24, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EEPC Ends Child Education Tour on Tiwai Island
The Environmental Education Program for Children (EEPC), a unit operating under the canopy of the Environmental Foundation for Africa has on Sunday 22nd May, 2016 ended a two day Child Environmental Education tour on Tiwai Island, overlooking the eastern and southern regions of Sierra Leone.
May 24, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Joins IslandAid Sierra Leone to Commemorate World Biodiversity Day
The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Honourable Sidie Yahya Tunis has on Sunday May 22nd, 2016 joined IslandAid Sierra Leone to commemorate this year’s World Biodiversity Day in a ceremony at Pepel Island.
May 24, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador Kamara Clarifies the Smear Campaign over the Kuwaiti House Maids Issue
The issue of maltreatment of Sierra Leonean House maids in the State of Kuwait is a subject that has been circulating over the social media for some time now and the conditions reported by the House Maids themselves have been a source of serious concern not only to their relatives and friends at home and abroad but more so to the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Government of the State of Kuwait.
May 24, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Ambassadors Present Credentials
Five new ambassadors from Austria, Kuwait, Denmark, Spain and the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and Knights of Malta presented their letters of credence to His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on Friday May 20 to mark the beginning of their mission in Sierra Leone.President Koroma reiterated the country’s determination to further consolidate and strengthen the cordial bilateral relations between Sierra Leone and other countries.
May 24, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : With Trans-world Insurance Co, you can go Sleep well…just paid Le 240, 000, 000 to 16-yr old Boy
Michael Kamara was only 13 years old when he got involved in a road accident with a motor insurer of Trans-world Insurance Company in 2013. The matter was reported to the insurance company involving injury within the limited period of time.
May 24, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 3 Sent to High Court for Office Breaking
Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 has on Monday 23rd May, 2016 committed three accused persons to the High Court of Justice for proper trail.
May 24, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma opens Wusum Masonic Temple
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 21 May 2016 officially opened the Wusum Masonic Temple at Makambo in Makeni, Bombali district. In his remarks during the unveiling and consecration ceremony, the president described the occasion as a step in the right direction, and emphasized that the opening of the Temple in Makeni would not only help to propagate the ideology of Freemasonry, but also attract more members in that part of the country.
May 24, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Justice Edmond Cowan Embarrassed as…Sierra Leoneans Reject CRC Draft Recommendations
Mr. Floyd Alex Davies, Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) member, has on Thursday, 19th May, 2016 during Lunch Time Break Show on Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) confirmed that most of the recommendations in the abridged CRC draft report have been overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Sierra Leone.
May 23, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacy Board destroys Drugs worth over Le 180 Million
Makeni, May 20, 016 (MOHS) - The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone on Thursday May 19, 2016 destroyed counterfeit, expired, unregistered, deteriorated, and classes A and B drugs worth Le185,000,000 at the Makama dumping site in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone.
May 23, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Declares War against Lawlessness and Indiscipline
Minister of Internal Affairs, Rtd. Major Alfred Paolo Conteh has on Thursday 19th May, 2016 in the weekly government press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communications’ conference room #8, declared that he is prioritising his fight against any form of indiscipline and lawlessness in the country.
May 23, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The People Of Koinadugu Welcomes Plan International To The District
A team from Plan International Sierra Leone, led by the Country Director, Mr Casely Ato Coleman on the from 20th of May to 21st May 2016 made a phase-in visit to Koinadugu district . The team included Joseph Konneh, Program Support Manager, Ekundayo French, and Ramatu Kargbo, Child Rights and Child Protection Advisor.
May 23, 2016, 12:08

NEWS
SLIEPA Collaborates With HFC And Freetown Insght To Attract Investors To Sierra Leone
The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills a reputable legal firm based in the United Kingdom and Freetown Insight magazine hosted this year’s Invest Sierra Leone 2016 on the 5th of May 2016 in London.
May 23, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Sierra Leone Embassy Staff Dies in Saudi
The Sierra Leone Embassy and the Sierra Leone Community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received with utter shock and dismay the death of Alhaji Mohamed Mustapha Sowa, an employee of the Embassy after a protracted illness.
May 23, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Government Ministry Seeks Stakeholders Views on Chiefdoms De-amalgamation
Following the launching of the de-amalgamation process in Kenema and Bombali Districts, by the Minister of Local Government and Rural District, Maya Moiwo Kaikai, a team, comprising officials from the ministry led by the Deputy Minister, Hadiru Kalokoh has concluded consultations with Chiefdom Authorities in Kailahun, Kenema and Koinadugu Districts on the De-Amalgamation of Chiefdoms separated during the colonial era.
May 23, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Sympathises with the Foryoh Family
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Thursday 19th May, 2016, led a team of Senior Party Officials to visit the home of the late Sahr K. Foryoh who died at the Bo Government Hospital on Saturday 14th May, 2016.
May 23, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Northern Paramount Chiefs Back De-amalgamation
Paramount chiefs in the Northern province of Sierra Leone have on Monday 9th May, 2016 thrown their weight behind the process of Consultation for the De-amalgamation of chiefdoms as planned by the government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
May 20, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank, U.S. Embassy and the EU team up with Government of Sierra Leone to improve fisheries sector
The World Bank, U.S. Embassy and the European Union have reiterated their commitment to collaborate with the Government of Sierra Leone to help strengthen the country’s Fisheries Sector through rebuilding of fisheries stocks, setting up of a sustainable fisheries management system that will result in improving livelihoods, government revenues, and attract responsible private sector investment.
May 20, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Nigerian Sent to Pademba Road Correctional Centre for Fraud
An accused Nigerian businessman, Frank Bioh has on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 been remanded at the Pademba Road Correctional Centre for fraud. He was arraigned before Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates Court No.1 to answer to a court charge of Attempt to Commit Felony contrary to Law.
May 20, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Global Education In Emergencies Fund To Be Launched At World Humanitarian Summit
May 19, 2016 -- The world's leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a 'major breakthrough' to provide education for millions of children displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.
May 20, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : University Of Sierra Leone Leadership Calls on Beijing Based Embassy
The Sierra Leone Embassy, on Thursday 19th May 2016, hosted to a working lunch, a delegation from University of Sierra Leone (USL) that had earlier arrived in China, on the invitation of Gannan Normal University as a way of fostering exchange visits between the two Universities.
May 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Ambassador Showcases Africa in Turkey
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran with accreditation to Turkey and other Asian countries has told Turkish Investors to take great advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in Africa in general and Sierra Leone in particular.
May 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ABC and MOYA Establish Strategic Working Relationship
The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs has on Monday 16th May, 2016 established a strategic working relationship aiming at addressing the high pace of indiscipline and lawlessness among the youth population in Sierra Leone.
May 20, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOBA Elects a New Executive
The Magburaka Old Boys Association otherwise called MOBA has concluded its Annual General Meeting at the Government Secondary School for Boy grounds in Magburaka. The forum which brought together alumni of the school from various works of lives in Sierra Leone and in the diasporas was the first to be convened since the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.
May 20, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Acc Recognizes Texters Association In The Fight Against Corruption In Kono District
As partnership and Coalition Building is key in the fight against corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono over the weekend recognized the Texters Association in the fight against Corruption during a partnership engagement at the Commission’s conference Room at 25 Alhaji Chewtoh Jalloh Street-Bongalow in Koidu city, Kono District.
May 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP JOB Promises Court Petition Over SSL Census Results
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin has on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 confirmed to Awareness Times Newspaper that his party will file a court petition over the current provisional census results issued by Statistics Sierra Leone(SSL) if their concerns against the validity of the results are not addressed.
May 19, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Information Minister Reveals Final Solution to Water Crisis
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, has in an interview with journalists on Monday 16th May, 2016 unveiled government’s everlasting solution to the ongoing water crisis.
May 19, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
VP Foh to represent President Koroma at the ACP Summit in Papua New Guinea
His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has officially designated his able and trusted Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh to represent him at the 8th Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States to be held in Port Moresby, the capital city of the Pacific State of Papua New Guinea from May 30th – June 1st.
May 19, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Auditor General Lectures On Leadership
Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce, the Auditor General of Sierra Leone in her capacity as the current Chairperson of African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E ) had the honour of addressing her peer Auditors General at the 13th Governing Board Meeting of AFROSAI-E held at the stately Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria from the 9- 13 May 2016.
May 19, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United States Extends “Food for Education” Project in Koinadugu District
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology officially launched ‘All Pikin for Learn’, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “Food For Education” program in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). At a ceremony on May 17, U.S. Ambassador John Hoover spoke about the program in the context of the strong partnership between the United States and Sierra Leone and about the importance of primary education to the country’s development.
May 19, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
A Case Study on the Benefits of Digitizing Payments to Ebola Response Workers in Sierra Leone
At the height of the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone turned to mobile wallets to make fast, accurate, and secure payments to Response Workers. Before digitization, cash payments were slow, inaccurate, and open to graft and theft.
May 19, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Acc Extends The Fight Against Corruption To Slango In Kono District
The Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono on the 10th May 2016 extended the fight against graft to the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SLANGO) at the Jericho Roads Ministries’ Hospital Conference Room in Koidu City, Kono District.
May 19, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs Amend the 1991 Constitution
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 17th May 2016 passed into law, with a slight amendment, the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2016, to allow for use of the existing voters’ register which was done in 2012 for the conduct of bye-elections in Constituencies 001 and 050 respectively.
May 18, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Update On Water Crisis And Report On Gavi Funds
In an effort to seek and promote the welfare of citizens, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today Tuesday May 17 2016 summoned the appropriate authorities at State House to update him on the current water situation in Freetown, and also later received an Administrative Inquiry Report on allegations of misconduct in the management of the GAVI Alliance Funds Part 1.
May 18, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Social Welfare Minister and UNICEF Hold Working Visit in Kenema
Tuesday 17th May, 2016: The Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender andChildren’s Affairs has together with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) held a two days working visit to Kenema District.
May 18, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacy Board Engages Stakeholders on Drug Peddling
The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 17th May, 2016 engaged different stakeholders at the Freetown City Council conference room to discuss problems of drug peddling in the Freetown Municipality.
May 18, 2016, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Improving the Accuracy of Sierra Leone 2015 Census
I am afraid; I am not clear who to address this mail. The letter without an address or letter head including its annex1, was rightfully addressed to the Chairman Statistic Sierra Leone Council (SSLC) and was signed by one person without a name for and on behalf a list of some CSOs. I am not clear whether this is a coalition of CSOs/NGOs or an umbrella organisation.
May 18, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
New Ambassador Meets President Xi, Present Letters of Credence
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Alimamy P. Koroma, on 17th May, met with, and presented his Letters of Credence and those of recall of his predecessor to President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, a week after his arrival.
May 18, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury International (SL) Ltd gives SWASAL Le 50M for AGM
Freetown, May 16, 2016: The Chairman of Mercury International (SL) Ltd. Charity Foundation Mr. Samir Hassanyeh on Monday May 16 2013 presented a cheque of Fifty Million Leones to the Executive of Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) ahead of the Association’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 19 to 21 in Makeni.
May 18, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Works Committee in Parliament Concludes Roads inspection
17th May, 2016: In order to actualize the President’s vision on infrastructural development for the nation, the Parliamentary oversight Committee on Works Housing and Infrastructure, Chaired by Hon. Kombor Kamara, has ended a fortnight of inspections nationwide, monitoring road contractors and SLRA works around the country.
May 18, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The 2016 Miss Sierra Leone Board and Contestants Pay Courtesy Call on the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
The Board of Directors for the 2016 Miss Sierrra Leone Beauty Pageant on Tuesday 15th May, 2016 paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs their King Hermann Road Office.
May 18, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
May 18, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin faces Very Strong Criticism from ADP Kamarainba
John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB), one of numerous presidential ticket contenders in the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has on Sunday, 15th May, 2016 come under strong criticism from Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (MKM), the presidential candidate of another new opposition party, Alliance for Democracy Party (ADP).
May 17, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts UK Minister, CEO Save The Children
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 11 May 2016 received the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and also later received the United Kingdom Under Secretary of State for International Development, at the Department for International Development (DFID), Mr. Nicholas Richard Hurd at State House in Freetown.
May 17, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NASSIT Commissions Newly Constructed Archives and Records Centre
The newly constructed Archives and Records Centre at Mile 5 Newton in Constituency 95 Western Rural District was on Friday 13th May, 2016, commissioned by the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).
May 17, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNDP Resident Coordinator Visits Parliament Leadership
Resident coordinator and Resident representative of United Nation Development Programmes (UNDP), Ambassador Sonil Saigel and other UNDP officials have on Wednesday 11th May, 2016 visited the leadership of Sierra Leone Parliament to discuss issues affecting the House.
May 17, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador Petito Meets Embassy Staff in China: Calls for Teamwork
Sierra Leone’s new Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, has on Monday, 16 May, 2016, held a maiden meeting with all staff of the embassy as a way of familiarization.
May 17, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : George Taylor Confirmed As SLCB MD
After running the bank successfully for the past three years, His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in consultation with the Bank Governor and senior cabinet ministers, has confirmed Mr. George Taylor as the substantive Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank effective 1st May, 2016. Babsy Reports
May 17, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Former Acting Chief Justice Testifies in Court
Former acting Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Mr. Justice Valicious V. Thomas has on Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 testified before Magistrate Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 in a case involving accused person, Ibrahim Issa Kamara.
May 17, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kaffu Bullom Hails Hon. Fallay
The people of Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom and its environs, in Port Loko District, northern Sierra Leone on Thursday 12th May, 2016 hailed Hon. Robin Fallay, the All Peoples Congress (APC) party Publicity Secretary II and Board Chairman, Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), for organizing the masquerade parade named 'Wan Wod Wae Nor Geh Mate' that paraded the main communities in the chiefdom from Taetefore to Conakry Dee.
May 17, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Commission for Privatization Tours Ports Facilities
As part of its statutory mandates to oversee the activities and operations of parastatals under it purview, the National Commission for Privatization (NCP) on last Wednesday embarked on a familiarization tour on the facilities of operators (both public and private) at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority, Queen Elizabeth II Quay.
May 17, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Universal Times Calls for Investigating SALPOST Consultant Managing Director
Press release issued by the Universal Times Newspaper dated 11th May, 2016 is calling on the Anti Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Information and Communications amongst others to investigate the Consultant Managing Director of Sierra Leone Postal Services (SALPOST), Mr. Samuel J. Koroma.
May 17, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Heaps Praises on EBK & APC's Political Tolerance
The newly elected chairman and leader of one of Sierra Leone's opposition parties, the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Sunday 15th May, 2016 commended the political tolerance of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party which is led by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
May 16, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As former pupils team with current pupils to Riot...Social Welfare Minister Resolves Strike at Blind School
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has on Friday, 13th May, 2016 visited the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown during which she settled an ongoing violent strike action by pupils of the institution.
May 16, 2016, 12:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
DECENTRALISATION SECRETARIAT – TURNING SIERRA LEONE’S WHEELS OF DEVELOPMENT
‘One of the governmental Institutions with the greatest potential for sustainable development, inclusive economic growth, political cohesiveness, and social stability: the Decentralisation Secretariat’
May 16, 2016, 12:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Pushing President Koroma’s Reform Agenda: Health And Sanitation Minister Launches Nppu Task Force
It would be recalled by many that as recent as two years ago the name Ministry of Health and Sanitation was synonymous with corruption and scandals and perennial strike actions by health workers. The latest one that no one will forget in a hurry was the infamous GAVI scandal, the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
May 16, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Politics
“Respect The Values Of The APC” Vice President Foh Avers
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh has on Friday 13th May, 2016 sounded a note of warning to all “would be aspirants” of the APC Party informing that the APC is an Institution with laid down principles and values that cannot be compromised for anything.
May 16, 2016, 12:02

NEWS
“Educated and Skilled Human Resource is the only way out of Africa’s current predicament and the ultimate base for the success of Agenda 2063’’…Ambassador Ismael Koroma
Sierra Leone's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ismael Koroma has told Member States of the African Union, including International Organizations and Partners in Ethiopia that the only way out of the current predicament confronting development in Africa;
May 16, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Government Explains Convincing Reasons for Postponing NPSE
Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Information and Communications in the APC led government, has in a very convincing presentation, explained that the temporary postponement of the NPSE Examinations was actually aimed at protecting young children from having to face traumatic and chaotic scenes on the day of the exams.
May 13, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JOB Cries Foul as President Koroma Bans all Protests outside State House
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has in a phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper criticised the State House press release published on Thursday 12th May, 2016, in which President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has immediately banned all protests outside of State House Building, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
May 13, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese President And Ambassador Honoured
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Tuesday 10 May, 2016// -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo, were on Tuesday conferred Honourary Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GCRSL) and Honourary Commander of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone (CRSL) respectively in recognition of their assistance and support in promoting the development aspirations of the Government and People of Sierra Leone, particularly the remarkable gesture of solidarity demonstrated during the unprecedented Ebola outbreak.
May 13, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Boss Laments on growing the manufacturing industry
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara has said that manufacturing has an important role to play in driving the country’s economy and boosting revenue collection. She said the NRA is committed to continue helping government assist the manufacturing industry thrive to create employment, promote export and increase foreign exchange earnings, and above all, maximise revenue collection.
May 13, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Committee On Mines Interfaces With Mining Companies After Ebola
12th May, 2016: The Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Mineral Resources, chaired by Hon. Amadu Kanu has returned from over a week-long oversight engagement with key players in the mining industry, for the first time after the defeat of the devastating ebola virus disease, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and the National Minerals Agency.
May 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
APC-USA Women’s Wing Holds Grand Launching and Fundraising Programme
As President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity continues to create more glittering space for women in governance, the APC-USA Women’s Wing though their astute and dynamic President, Mrs. Mariama Lowe Bangura and executive members have risen-up to the occasion to organized an auspicious Grand Launching and Fundraising Programme with the theme, “Renewal Continuity and Women’s Empowerment”.
May 13, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK-Sierra Leone Network Trust Fund donates Law Books to Capacitate Commercial Court
A non-governmental organization UK-Sierra Leone Network Trust Fund has on Tuesday 10th May, 2016 donated student law books and law reports to fast track commercial court to help lawyers delivere their programme and to help them fast track their court proceedings.
May 13, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
May 11th Summarised Work Schedule of Social Welfare, Gender & Children Ministers - Two Women at the Helm
Ministers Ensure Gender Directorate’s Key Senior Staff are swiftly assigned to sad Case of Young Lady found dead along Aberdeen Lumley Beach
May 13, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Social Welfare Ministers Rebuild Ebola Survivors' Confidence… Social Welfare Assures Ebola Survivors ahead Of Football Tournament
She furthered that football is one of the ways people come together and can be a reintegration tool in societies. Against that backdrop and the importance to ensure Ebola survivors are encouraged to feel a part of their communities and the Nation as a whole, her ministry endorses the football tournament.
May 12, 2016, 19:19

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Scores another Positive First in Energy
Sierra Leone has become the first country participating in the UK’s Energy Africa Campaign to meet all criteria set by the British government that enables a participating country to sign a compact agreement for financial and other support with the UK.
May 12, 2016, 17:14


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