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World Vision to take up Management of Dead Bodies

2014-11-19 20:29:27

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 (...)

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Sierra Unite Celebrates JUNE 16

24 June 2007

By Tony Bee Conteh,Sydney, Australia.
Sierra Unite Association is one of the Sierra Leonean community in Australia’s social organizations that mainly focuses on the children and youth in Sydney, Australia.
The organization celebrated the Day of African Child in NSW with colourful programs to grace the sad event in which children were killed in South Africa. A day that was set aside by the Organization for African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU) in memory of the thousands of (...)

NP donates Le10m to NEC

24 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay.
National Petroleum last Wednesday donated a cheque of Le10m (ten million Leones) to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) at the latter’s office at Wellington, east of Freetown.
NP Managing Director, Mohamed Tunde Cole, said his company wanted to identify itself with “the democratic process that is going on in the country,” adding that he believes the small token would help NEC’s secretariat to meet its enormous needs.
The cheque was (...)

Kabbah Lauds NASSIT

24 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown
Outgoing President, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has some words of praise for the National Social Security and Instuance Trust (NASSIT), while making his address at the NASSIT Second Member Conference held at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building in Freetown.
The president said that NASSIT provides part replacement of income on the occurence of the contingencies of old age, invalidity and death and urged NASSIT to continue its good work.
He expressed (...)

Message from COCORIOKO Publisher

23 June 2007

COCORIOKO (one of Sierra Leone’s online newspapers) must be temporarily accessed at . Homestead forgot to renew the domain name .The process will take 12 hours or more. Use temporarily until returns. You can also access Cocorioko directly through Peter Andersen’s Sierra Leone Web.
Thank you for your interest.
From COCORIOKO publisher,Leroy (...)

PBC and Stakeholders Meet

23 June 2007

Aware of the need to swiftly finalize an integrated peacebuilding strategy for Sierra Leone, the Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on 22 June 2007 the importance of including tracking and monitoring mechanisms into it, and avoiding the duplication of work already being conducted on the ground.
Presiding over a meeting to review with Commission partners the overall structure and content of the draft framework, Frank Majoor of the Netherlands said the strategy was based on an annotated (...)

Forut-Sierra Leone Opens Rural Banks in 100 Villages

23 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay,Freetown
Forut -Sierra Leone has officially opened two Community Credit and Saving Association (COCSA) centres or rural banks at Kargballa Mojambama and Foredugu Battlol One section in the Koya chiefdom in the Port Loko district.
The ceremonies, which were held on the 19th and 20th this year were punctuated by traditional masquerades and the presence of section chiefs of the various villages and communities.
In her brief statement, an employee of Forut-Sierra Leone, (...)

Freetown Media Reports

22 June 2007

Media Commission empowered to discipline defaulters
The Media Code of Practice (MCP) that incorporates the Media Code of Conduct on electoral reporting prepared by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) and UNIOSIL now empowers the Independent Media Commission (IMC), hitherto considered a toothless bulldog, to suspend or cancel, with immediate effect, the registration of any medium that breaches the code, Awoko and The News report today. IMC’s chairperson, Mrs. Bernadette (...)

ADB Opens Office in Sierra Leone

22 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh, Freetown.
The Africa Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday opened a Field Branch in Sierra Leone located on Lamina Sankoh Street in Freetown.
The inauguration ceremony however, was held at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building at Brookfields in Freetown with Finance Minister, John Benjamin(photo), who is also an ADB Governor performing the official opening and promising that Sierra Leone will ensure that it maintains a direct relationship with the ADB as a (...)

Systemic Corruption II: Corruption and Economic Performance: A Comparative Approach.

22 June 2007

’’In Singapore, like Sierra Leone, successful independence became highly contingent on the reconciliation of seemingly irreconcilable differences and the mapping out of sustainable growth strategies. These strategies are often conflictive and cluttered with less transparent individual idiosyncrasies of major political actors. In Sierra Leone there was the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP); the All People’s Congress (APC); and the National Council of the Colony of (...)

Kabbah’s Farewell Speech to Parliament

21 June 2007

Address by
His Excellency the President,
Alhaji Dr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
At a Special Session of Parliament
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Defining Moments of My Presidential Journey
1. I am addressing you today at this special session of Parliament as in a matter of weeks, I will be retiring as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone after eleven rewarding but sometimes difficult years. I would like, once more, to express my gratitude to you all. You have provided close and valuable (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)