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Freetown: COS Chairs second social protection forum

2015-01-26 18:32:26

The Office of Chief of Staff in partnership with the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Thursday 22nd January 2015 held the second session of the social protection inter-agency forum at the credentials hall, State House, Freetown.
The forum, according to a State House report, brought together professional heads from ministries, departments and agencies, who discussed the way forward to rollout the social protection strategy.
State House Chief of Staff Mr Saidu Conton Sesay (...)

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Freetown Media Reports

16 June 2007

50/50 urges for female vice president
According to the New Citizen of today, Dr. Nemata Eshun-Baiden, Founder of the 50/50 Group that seeks to promote the welfare of women by agitating for more female participation in state administration, has intimated the New Citizen that Dr. Kadi Sesay of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and Minister for Trade and Industry possesses all the qualities of a presidential running mate and that the womenfolk of Sierra Leone would appreciate immensely any move (...)

ACC Orders Arrest of Top Govt Official

16 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh,Freetown.
Ahmed Wurie, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
Transport and Communications was on Friday arrested on the orders of
the Anti-Corruption Commission investigating illicit
payments by Paramount Airline whose helicopter crashed
at the Freetown International airport on June 3
killing some 20 Togolese and Gabonese nationals.
Both the Permanent Secretary, who was one time State
Chief of Protocol in the office of the President, and
the suspended Minister (...)

Update on Funeral Ceremonies of the late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa

15 June 2007

By Zubairu Wai, Toronto.
The late Mrs. Mariatu Foday-Musa, mother of Vanguard Holland correspondent Teddy Foday-Musa was laid to rest at at 4pm GMT on Tuesday June 12 (the very day that she
died, in line with Islamic principles) in Bo.
As per tradition, the 3rd Day memorial ceremony will be on Friday 15th June in Bo and the 7th Day
ceremony will be on Tuesday June 19. We shall inform all and sundry accordingly, when
arrangements for the 40th Day ceremonies have been finalised. (...)

FIB breaks new ground

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
In a major breakthrough in the banking sector, one of the country’s most successful banks, First International Bank (FIB), recently commissioned another branch on ECOWAS Street in central Freetown, to extend its operations.
The opening ceremony, which marked the bank’s fifth year anniversary, was also graced by eminent personalities and members of the diplomatic corps, and officially launched by Vice President Solomon Berewa. While declaring the (...)

Le 150,000 For UNPP Symbol

15 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
With nominations for aspirants vying for Parliamentary seats set for July 2, 2007, the executive of the United National People Party (UNPP) have requested aspirants intending to vie for party symbols to pay the sum of Le 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand), an equivalent of US$50.
UNPP is perhaps the fourth largest political party in the country after the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) (...)

Reports from Freetown

14 June 2007

Government approves new conditions of service for the army
Following decades of demanding improved conditions of service, the Sierra Leone Government has reportedly approved new terms of service for the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). Awoko reports the disclosure made by the Forces’ spokesman at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Defence in Freetown. Brigadier Nelson-Williams told the press that due to harsh financial reality facing the government only certain (...)

65 SLPP Parliamentarians Voted Out

13 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
Sixty-five out of the 83 current sitting members of Parliament of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party will not contest the forthcoming Parliamentary elections having been unable to secure party symbols in the recently conducted primary election of their party.
An electoral college made up of sectional/zonal executives, chiefdom executives, constituency executives, representatives of women, youths and councillors across the country has the mandate under laid (...)

Pilot Heads Helicopter Crash Probe

13 June 2007

By Jonathan Leigh.
John Tambi, a pilot and Aeronautics Engineer has been
appointed to head the Commission set up by Government
to investigate the June 3 Paramount Helicopter Crash
at the Freetown International Airport killing 18
Togolese and Gabonese nationals.
Tambi, aged 52, studied Aviation at Oxford and holds
Master of Science degrees from Indiana State
University and Florida State.
Those who died in the crash were Togolese football
officials who were in Freetown for an (...)

Fake Diamonds: Three Americans duped

13 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay.
Police last week arrested three American citizens at
the Lungi International Airport with parcels
containing stones suspected to be diamonds, Assistant
Director of the Criminal Investigation Department
(CID), JPJ Conteh last Tuesday confirmed to
journalists at the weekly police press briefing.
According to Conteh, the suspects: Banik Babad Janov,
Albert Babad Zhanov and Abo Mordukhayov, claimed that
the said parcels were sold to them by one Mohamed
Barkwe, (...)

Ernest Koroma warns against SLPP rigging

13 June 2007

By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.
The leader of the opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma(photo), has warned that any attempt to rig the August 11, 2007 elections would be disastrous. Koroma said that the incumbent party had already manipulated the electoral process and elements in the government are hell bent on winning the elections at all costs.
In a telephone interview with this correspondent, he said: “what the APC accepted in the 2002 elections, we (...)

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EDITORIAL

Re-opening of schools in Sierra Leone: Another big challenge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

I know a lot of people will be apprehensive about the re-opening of schools in our country just when we are beginning to witness the death throes of the dreaded ebola virus disease. I am one 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 (...)