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Port Loko District commences Back to School campaign

2015-02-28 10:03:53

Commentary
By Hassan Bruz.
In spite of the different shades of opinion on the re- opening of schools slated for the end of March 2015, the people of the Northern district of Port Loko have resolved to work along with the guidelines prescribed by Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
This was confirmed by the Deputy Director of Education in Port Loko –Briama Taimu Koroma (photo) in a recent interview with the Sierra Leone News Agency [SLENA].
He (...)

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President Koroma impressed with private sector led growth

24 February

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called on the people of Sierra Leone to recognize the efforts of those who are promoting the private sector as an engine of socio-economic growth.
He paid special tribute to the chief executive officer and founder of Union Trust Bank (UTB) James Sanpha Koroma for his initiative, resilience and hard work in establishing the UTB 20 years ago, and acknowledged his consistency in the banking industry since then.
President Koroma (seen in photo with UTB CEO (...)

Sierra Leone: Information Minister blasts Audit Service report

23 February

By Septimus Kanu, Freetown.
The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alhaji Alpha B S Kanu (second from left in photo) has described the recently released auditor general’s report as baseless and fallacious.
He made this statement at recent weekly press briefing at the Ministry’s conference hall Youyi building that was attended by many journalists who were poised to dig further into the government’s reaction to the latest hullabaloo.
According to the (...)

NERC Chief of Staff, Port Loko District Coordinator conclude visit

20 February

By Hassan Bruz.
It appears there is hardly any peace of mind these days for the Chief of Staff of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), Brigadier General D T O Tarluva who has virtually relocated to the provinces.
He has been in the district headquarter town of Port Loko, one of the districts with leading Ebola recorded cases for nearly a week now so as to ensure an effective monitoring mechanism.
Apart from the series of joint sensitisation visits he has made to almost all the (...)

Ebola Funds: APC Secretariat issues statement

18 February

Statement by the All Peoples Congress (APC) National Seceretariat on the Auditor General’s Report on Ebola Funds.
The All Peoples Congress (APC), being the current ruling party in Sierra Leone, is impressed at the way the accountability structures in the country have been strengthened and capacitated since the ascendancy to the presidency of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Before 2007, there was hardly any known serious report by the Auditor- General, and the Anti-Corruption Commission (...)

Sierra Leone: IMC imposes penalty on newspaper Editor

13 February

INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISSION 3rd Floor, Kissy House 54 Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown. 11th February, 2015 RULING ON A FRONT PAGE STORY PUBLISHED ON THE FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2015 EDITION OF THE INDEPENDENT OBSERVER NEWSPAPER The Research and Monitoring Unit of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) in its daily perusal of newspapers came across a lead story published on the 6th February 2015 edition of the Independent Observer newspaper that touched on many aspects of the IMC Code of (...)

MRU to host Extraordinary Summit to end Ebola

11 February

By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, State House, Freetown.
Sierra Leone’s President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and his Guinean counterpart Professor Alpha Conde Tuesday 10 February expressed the urgent need for an Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the Mano River Union in Conakry, Republic of Guinea to intensify the fight against Ebola and also assess the challenges facing the national and sub-regional dimensions of post-Ebola recovery programmes.
The two leaders took this position (...)

Bayraytay represents Alpha Kanu at online press conference

10 February

By PV Staff.
Abdulai Bayraytay (pictured) the Publicity and Outreach Coordinator of the government of Sierra Leone, this afternoon, in Freetown, represented Information Minister Alpha Kanu at an online press conference which focused largely on the Ebola crisis in the country.
Minister Kanu was at the airport with President Ernest Koroma to welcome visiting President Alpha Conde of neighbouring Guinea.
At the press conference Bayraytay was asked questions related to post-ebola plans, the (...)

Information Minister to host online press conference Tuesday

10 February

Since Sierra Leone recorded the first confirmed Ebola case in May last year, the government of president Ernest Koroma imposed travelling restrictions and closed all schools across the country.
Few weeks ago, the president himself eased these travelling restrictions and announced that schools including tertiary institutions will reopen March 30 this year. Critics say this is too soon as the country in the past week recorded spikes in the number of confirmed ebola cases, according to the (...)

Kambia: Financial support for WESOFOD

6 February

By Hassan Bruz
The Welfare Society for the Disabled, an association of persons with disabilities in the Northern district of Kambia otherwise known as WESOFOD, has recently received a cheque for fifteen million Leones and a consignment of food items from the Commission of Disabled Persons in Sierra Leone.
The donation was intended as modest support to WESOFOD in its frantic efforts to actualize the dream of running what it calls a Skills Training and Production Centre.
The fifteen (...)

President Koroma chairs consultative meeting on the reopening of schools

2 February

President Ernest Bai Koroma Monday 2 February chaired a high level consultative meeting with key-players in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, including National Ebola Response Center (NERC) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to chart the way forward for the resumption of educational activities come March.
Addressing the meeting at State House, President Koroma declared that the reopening of schools has a prerequisite and such prerequisite, he said, has to (...)

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EDITORIAL

Celebrating Dr.Cater G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month

By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD.* February this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian government’s official recognition of Black History Month in Canada and the 89th anniversary 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 (...)