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NERC Condemns Kenema Strike Action

2014-11-28 17:37:23

By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
Major (Rtd) Alfred Palo Conteh (right in photo), the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) has outrightly condemned the strike action in the Kenema district by 23 burial team workers seeking their backlog payment for services rendered.
Delivering his statement at the weekly update organised by NERC, Palo Conteh described the move as despicable and totally unforgivable noting that the action undermines efforts towards combating the (...)

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Historic Online Press Conference by Alpha Kanu

by Gibril Koroma - 26 November

Honourable Alhaji Alpha Kanu (photo), Sierra Leone’s Information and Communications Minister has made history when he today faced the international media in a live online press conference that centred largely on the Ebola scourge. Very few Ministers on the continent of Africa have faced the international media in this way which makes the event a historic first not only in Sierra Leone but for many parts of Africa.
The online press conference was facilitated by the African Press (...)

Alpha Kanu to Host Online Press Conference

25 November

The Minister of Information and Communications of Sierra Leone, Alpha Kanu (pictured), will host an online press conference on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 15 GMT.
Since Sierra Leone recorded the first case of Ebola on May 25th, this year, the President of the West African state Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma scaled down other development projects his Government was implementing under the agenda for prosperity by committing over 90 billion Leones (equivalent to about twenty million dollars) (...)

President Koroma Turns Sod for Fixed Level P3 Laboratory

24 November

President Ernest Bai Koroma turned the sod last Thursday morning to begin construction of an ultra modern level P3 laboratory at the China-Sierra Leone Friendship Hospital, Jui.
Speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony, the president said construction of the lab will benefit the country and leave the health sector stronger. He described China as a special friend, saying that since the outbreak China has come a long way in providing support.
President Koroma recalled that when (...)

World Vision to take up Management of Dead Bodies

19 November

By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre NERC Major (Rtd) Palo Conteh (pictured) has disclosed that World Vision UK has signed up a partnership agreement that will involve it becoming responsible for the management of dead bodies across the country.
Addressing journalists at a weekly press briefing recently organised by the National Ebola Response Centre, he said the five million pounds sterling DFID funded project will be used for the (...)

State House: Aurora Foundation Pledges Support to Fight Ebola

19 November

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 18th November received members of the Aurora Foundation at State House Freetown. The foundation is both a humanitarian and investment organization from Iceland that supports development programmes, education of young girls and socio economic operations that will create the utmost impact in the lives of the beneficiaries.
President Koroma expressed profound delight for Aurora’s involvement in supporting development efforts particularly in health (...)

Ebola: Information Minister Embarks on Community Mobilization

18 November

By Ibrahim Siraju Bah.
The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu has embarked on a community mobilization campaign in the Port Loko district to garner the much need support from the local people in the fight against Ebola in the district.
The Minister, while on an assessment tour last weekend at the construction sites of holding centres across the district, held a series of community meetings with the locals spurring stakeholders, especially the youth, to (...)

Break chain of Ebola transmission, President Urges

18 November

As efforts are being exerted to ramp up the fight against Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on all to change their attitudes to speedily win the fight against Ebola. He made this statement during the presentation of donations at State House toward halting the spread of the disease.
President Koroma acknowledged that Ebola can only be defeated when the chain of transmission is broken. He urged all to continue with social mobilization in their various communities so that the (...)

President Ernest Koroma in Pujehun

14 November

By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte
President Ernest Bai Koroma has reiterated the need for paramount chiefs, section chiefs and religious leaders to redouble their efforts in the fight against the spreading Ebola virus disease. He made this call during a working visit to the Southern districts of Pujehun and Bonthe on Friday 14th November, 2014.
The president also encouraged the people of Bonthe and Pujehun to continue to register zero new infections as is the case right now and noted that one Ebola (...)

President Koroma Attends 67th Remembrance Ceremony

12 November

President Ernest Bai Koroma attended this morning the 67th Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Freetown to remember before God all who have died in the cause of Freedom, Justice and Peace.
The president laid a wreath at the base of the Cenotaph followed by the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the Mayor of Freetown and Chief of Defence Staff.
Tributes were paid to the soldiers and all those who have died in the course of protecting (...)

"There Should Be No New Transmission" - President Koroma

5 November

As government continues to roll out its new approach in combating the spreading Ebola virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 4th November admonished Members of Parliament, councilors, the Mayor of Freetown, Tribal heads and religious leaders to intensify efforts to break the chain of transmission of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). This admonition was a follow up on similar engagement with traditional and religious leaders in the northern, southern and eastern provinces where the (...)

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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 (...)