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"We Must be in This Together" - President Koroma

2014-12-19 08:13:26

President Ernest Bai Koroma over the past few days had been preoccupied with mobilizing community involvement especially in the Western Area, engaging traditional and religious leaders, heads of cultural societies and other stakeholders to take personal responsibility in the fight to eradicate Ebola.
At several Town Hall meetings in the Western Area, the president urged Sierra Leoneans to change their attitudes and avoid practices that have the tendency to accelerate the rate of new (...)

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Alphaka Foundation Establishes Six New Ebola Centres

2014-12-19 08:26:16

By Septimus Kanu and Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
The Alphaka Foundation and its partners have set up six Ebola care Centres in Lokomasama,Sumbuya,Feredogu,and Makoleh (Port Loko District ) and Kwama near Newton (western Area Rural district).
The two facilities were commissioned by Hon. Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu (photo) Wednesday 18th December as a part of the six centres established to provide a total capacity of 200 beds, each carrying 50 (...)

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OSIWA grants USD137,918 to the Playhouse Foundation

2014-12-18 18:31:42

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has awarded grant funding in the amount of USD$137,918 equivalent to over Seven Hundred and Three Million Leones to the Playhouse Foundation for a project entitled: ‘Support to Border Chiefdoms through the Development of an Efficient Response System to Tackle the Ebola Virus Disease’. The grant covers Kissi Teng, Kissi Tongi and Upper Bambara Chiefdoms in Kailahun District and Mafindor, Gbane Kandor and Soa Chiefdoms in Kono (...)

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    Alphaka Foundation Establishes Six New Ebola Centres

    19 December

    By Septimus Kanu and Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
    The Alphaka Foundation and its partners have set up six Ebola care Centres in Lokomasama,Sumbuya,Feredogu,and Makoleh (Port Loko District ) and Kwama near Newton (western Area Rural district).
    The two facilities were commissioned by Hon. Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu (photo) Wednesday 18th December as a part of the six centres established to provide a total capacity of 200 beds, each carrying 50 (...)

    "We Must be in This Together" - President Koroma

    19 December

    President Ernest Bai Koroma over the past few days had been preoccupied with mobilizing community involvement especially in the Western Area, engaging traditional and religious leaders, heads of cultural societies and other stakeholders to take personal responsibility in the fight to eradicate Ebola.
    At several Town Hall meetings in the Western Area, the president urged Sierra Leoneans to change their attitudes and avoid practices that have the tendency to accelerate the rate of new (...)

    OSIWA grants USD137,918 to the Playhouse Foundation

    18 December

    The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has awarded grant funding in the amount of USD$137,918 equivalent to over Seven Hundred and Three Million Leones to the Playhouse Foundation for a project entitled: ‘Support to Border Chiefdoms through the Development of an Efficient Response System to Tackle the Ebola Virus Disease’. The grant covers Kissi Teng, Kissi Tongi and Upper Bambara Chiefdoms in Kailahun District and Mafindor, Gbane Kandor and Soa Chiefdoms in Kono (...)

    President Koroma Speaks on Christmas Restrictions

    17 December

    Address by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Restriction of Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period.
    Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.
    The outbreak has been a very difficult period for our country. But through out all these difficulties we remain resilient as a people. We have (...)

    Weeding Out Ebola in Liberia

    17 December

    Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies in Liberia.
    The initiative, led by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the government and other stakeholders, seeks to strengthen the fragile food system by providing quality seed paired with Ebola prevention messages to farmers, many of whom cannot access critical inputs, (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

    by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

    It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)

    OPINION

    The Truth About Reporting Corruption

    By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)

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    President Koroma Hosts UK Secretary of State

    16 December

    President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 16 December received the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening at State House, Freetown. The Secretary of State is in the country on a follow up visit on Ebola and to assess progress made so far to stop the transmission of the disease.
    President Koroma informed the British minister that following her last visit, the country had made tremendous progress by increasing its fighting capacity to containing the virus. (...)

    Musician of the Week: Steve Winwood

    16 December

    . Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood (born 12 May 1948) is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, he can play keyboards, bass guitar, drums, guitar, mandolin, violin, and other strings.
    Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including "Valerie", "Back in the High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100 (...)

    Alpha Kanu Commissions Mathaska Treatment Centre

    16 December

    By Ibrahim Siraju Bah, Freetown.
    The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu (first left in photo) has officially launched the Mathasaka Ebola Treatment Unit in Port Loko on Saturday 13th December, 2014 increasing the number of treatment centres in the district to three with a bed capacity of 203.
    The edifice which was constructed by the British under the supervision of GOAL has received its first patient the following day (December 14th) and has the capacity to (...)

    President Koroma Tours Western Area: An unprecedented level of engagement

    16 December

    President Ernest Bai Koroma, Monday December 15 continued his engagement with stakeholders of selected communities in the Western Area. This exercise will last from 15 to 17 December.
    The communities include Goderich, Hamilton, Lakka, Ogu Farm, Adunkia, Gbendembu, Regent, Gloucester, Bathurst, Charlotte, Mongegba, Grafton, Kossoh Town, Hastings, Jui, Rickett, Yams Farm, Rokel, Devil Hole, Rogbangba, Tokeh, York, No.2 River, Borbor, John Obey, Black Johnson, Tombo, Bridget, Russel, (...)

    Port Loko: Information Minister Opens 100-Bed Facility

    15 December

    By Septimus Kanu, in Port Loko, Northern Sierra Leone.
    The Honourable Minister of information & communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu (centre in photo) officially opened a 100-bed facility in Port Loko District for Ebola cases over the weekend. This complex was built by the British.
    Backgrounder The West African nation of Sierra Leone is currently afflicted by an epidemic of Ebola virus disease (commonly known as "Ebola"), along with the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia.
    On (...)

    President Koroma Visits NERC Situation Room

    15 December

    President Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday 11 December visited the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) Situation Room at the former Special Court Building in Freetown. He made the visit to have firsthand information about strategies, implementation and progress of the national Ebola response across the country.
    The president thanked NERC for their continued efforts in the fight against Ebola and expressed several concerns about laboratory and bed capacities so that there should be a (...)

    Translate The Messages Into Action - President Koroma Insists

    13 December

    As a way of engendering effective coordination in the fight to end Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday 11th December launched the Ebola Resistant Behaviour Change Initiative at the Bank Complex, Kingtom, Freetown.
    The ceremony which was organized by the Office of the First Lady Madam Sia Nyama Koroma (photo) in collaboration with Plan International aimed at strengthening the engagement with traditional and cultural societies to help break the chain of transmission of the disease. (...)

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    President Koroma Speaks on Christmas Restrictions

    17 December

    Address by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Restriction of Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period. Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international (...)

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    President Koroma Hosts UK Secretary of State

    16 December

    President Ernest Bai Koroma Tuesday 16 December received the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening at State House, Freetown. The Secretary of State is in the country on a follow up visit on Ebola and to assess progress made so far to stop the (...)

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    Builders Award for Dr. Eni of British Columbia

    3 December

    By PV Staff On November 8, 2014, the British Columbia Chiropractic Association [BCCA] in association with the BC College of Chiropractors honoured Dr. Godwin Eni of Vancouver, British Columbia, at their leadership awards convention with a Builders Award in recognition of his contributions. (...)

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    Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

    25 November

    Commentary By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries (...)

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    Weeding Out Ebola in Liberia

    17 December

    Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies in Liberia. The initiative, led by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the (...)