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SLPP UK/Ireland Jimmy Songa’s crocodile tears...

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Commentary By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, Freetown. I did state back in November 2014 that there was a concerted and well-orchestrated ploy by certain opposition politicians that are dead set on undermining the gains this government is making and trying to use Ebola as a campaign weapon against the ruling party. Now they have upped their game to decry the painstaking efforts of Statistics Sierra Leone in their attempt to conduct a national housing and population census as is mandated after (...)

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Sierra Leone: Supplementary Budget and the Economy

16 July 2014

Essay
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Introduction
Section 112 (1) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone 1991 authorizes the Minister responsible for finance to prepare and lay “before Parliament in each financial year estimates of the revenues and expenditures of Sierra Leone for the next following financial year.” In addition, sub-section 3 provides for the Minister to lay before Parliament a supplementary estimate when “the amount of moneys (...)

SLPP’s Andrew Keili on Appointment

15 July 2014

Dear All,
I must apologise to some of you for not having updated you on my appointment to the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission. This is not an oversight as I really did not feel this would be a problem for various reasons which I will proffer below, However, it seems I was wrong as the Paopas are trying to portray it as “taking a job from Ernest Koroma”. I am not particularly bothered as this will blow over. Let me however explain a few things that will help clarify (...)

Consolidating the Values of Change, Continuity, Diversity and Innovation

15 July 2014

Commentary
By Dr Michael N Wundah (Senior Lecturer, College- Community Coordinator Lambeth College, London, UK) and Dr Lauretta Will (Principal, IAMTECH, Sierra Leone).
Significant Transition Rests on Faith, Sincerity, Meaningful Innovation, Change and Reform:
When it comes to the very important matter of ‘‘innovation’’ in the world of education, in post-modern times, the concept is reduced to nothing other than mere nuances. Why? Sometimes, the concept rests (...)

Book Review: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone

by Roland Bankole, Marke, Deputy Editor, Florida, USA. - 8 July 2014

Title: Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine in Sierra Leone
ISBN: 978-4917—0609-1: 978-1-4917-0610-7: 978-14917-0611-4
Publisher: iUniverse LLC
Date published: November 2013
Author: Dr. Cyrus Macfoy
Reviewer: Roland Bankole Marke
I’m hopeful, if not delighted, when writing reviews of books written by Sierra Leonean authors that are increasingly making encouraging and steady progress, though the culture of reading and appreciation of books is yet to grow deep (...)

Ebola: President Koroma’s Address to the Nation

3 July 2014

Address to the Nation
By His Excellency the President
Dr Ernest Bai Koroma
On the Ebola Disease
July 2014.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
As we commence the Holy Month of Ramadan, let me, on behalf of the Government and people of Sierra Leone, and in my own name, wish our brothers and sisters in Islam Ramadan Kareem, and I pray that Allah will accept our fasting.
And let us, in this holy month, remember in our prayers our brothers and sisters that have fallen victim to the Ebola Disease. (...)

Accra: Special Ministerial Meeting on Ebola

2 July 2014

From July 2-3, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will join other partners in Accra, Ghana, for a special ministerial meeting on Ebola virus disease. The meeting was called by the World Health Organization (WHO) in an attempt to interrupt the further spread of the deadly disease.
Ministers of health from eleven West African countries will discuss with partners, including the Red Cross, WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières, the best ways of collectively (...)

SLPP Should Join the Fight Against Ebola

30 June 2014

Opinion
By Tejan Mansaray, Freetown.
While the Ministry of Health and Sanitation is currently undertaking investigation into the burning of the medical stores at Sandaeyallu, Constituency 001 in Luawa Chiefdom, nine miles from Kailahun, where drugs meant for the suppression and containment of the deadly Ebola outbreak were stored, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday 25th June 2014, announced a reduction in Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone.
A very positive piece of news indeed (...)

Cold Stone Cell

28 June 2014

Commentary
By Titus Boye-Thompson, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
You cannot help but feel for the guy. How hath the mighty fallen! It is always a loser’s game, politics. The only sure outcome of a politician is failure because come what may, you have to relinquish that which you fought so hard to cultivate, power. I am also pleased to have been spared the sight that a colleague admitted to have encountered. He caught Richard Konteh being led into Pademba Road Prisons. I do not wish him (...)

Profile: Simeon Sembu Koroma of London Mining

26 June 2014

Special to PV
Simeon Sembu Koroma, a son of Lunsar, is London Mining’s Administration Superintendent – an important role that has him ensuring the smooth operation of Marampa’s general administration, fleet, procurement, cost management, catering, travel arrangements and camp facilities.
Life is good today; however, success didn’t come easy for Simeon (pictured). Even at a very young age things were tough for Simeon: working long hours after school, selling on the (...)

Message from LM Managing Director

16 June 2014

Credit:Marampa News, London Mining (Sierra Leone) Newsletter.
By Daniel Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining, Sierra Leone.
As I write this message, and endeavour to summarise London Mining’s last few months, I find myself marvelling at all that’s been accomplished alongside our stakeholders.
On the safety front, I am pleased to say that we are steadily improving as you can see below. London Mining is committed to an injury and incident free workplace. Our goal is (...)

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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 (...)