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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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BAM to Build Petroleum Jetty in Sierra Leone

6 May

BAM International and its South African joint-venture partner Stefanutti Stocks have been awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a petroleum jetty at the Kissy Oil Terminal of Freetown in Sierra Leone. It will take the joint venture approximately one year to design and complete the project for PetroJetty Ltd.
The new petroleum jetty comprises a 240 metres steel trestle on steel piles, including a concrete offloading platform of 12 x 25 metres, four (...)

Court of Appeal Rules Against Haja Afsatu Kabba

5 May

By Alimamy Lahai Kamara, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) should not refund the sum of Three Hundred Million Leones (Le300, 000,000) to the former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources (and senior member of the ruling All People’s Congress party), Haja Afsatu Kabba, as restitution. The Appellate Court on Wednesday 30th April 2014 made this ruling when Mrs. Kabba sought an order directing the ACC to refund the said (...)

53 Years of Independence: State House Insignia and Awards Ceremony

29 April

By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Introduction
Sierra Leone celebrated its fifty-third independence anniversary on Sunday April 27 in exquisite circumstances. The celebrations occurred as one former and one current Pope canonized two of their predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, and South Africa marked “Freedom Day,” that is twenty years since the country’s majority African population first voted in non-racial, multi-party elections in which (...)

Kamaraimba Should Stay Within the APC

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher - 25 April

Commentary
I have never met or spoken to the young APC politician Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray (photo) who has been in the news for some time now. Neither am I one of his numerous supporters.
But I would like to offer him some pieces of advice from my experience as a journalist that has reported on and commented on Sierra Leone politics for almost three decades. Mohamed, who I think is a very intelligent and ambitious young man, a "Youth Man", as they say in Sierra Leone, seems to lack one (...)

Sierra Leone:Third Term Rumour Gains Momentum

by Gibril Koroma - 22 April

When current Transport Minister Balogun (Logus) Koroma floated the idea of a third term for President Koroma not too long ago, a lot of people did not take him seriously although it caused some uproar within and outside the government. Indeed the office of the President sent out a press release vehemently denying the rumour. Sierra Leone’s 1991 Constitution stipulates only two terms for a President.
But the rumour has refused to go away; in fact it has become more strident lately (...)

IMF Mission Statement on Sierra Leone

17 April

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Freetown during March 17-April 1, 2014 for the first review of Sierra Leone’s program supported by the IMF through the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).
The mission met with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah; the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Mr. Sheku Sesay (photo); other senior officials of the government and the central bank, representatives of the business community and civil society, and (...)

Conviction for Unexplained Wealth: ACC Charts New Path

16 April

Commentary
By Jospeph Fitzgerald Kamara, ACC Commissioner, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In a landmark judgment delivered by the Hon. Justice M.A. Paul, in the case of The State vs. Solomon Katta and Four Others, the Anti Corruption Commission successfully secured conviction for the offence of Unexplained Wealth for the first time in the history of Sierra Leone.
Prosecution for the offence of unexplained wealth has been sparingly applied in corruption cases the world over due to difficulties (...)

Freetown: Sofla Declared Best Iranian Diplomat

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 15 April

The outgoing Iranian Cultural Chancellor Mohamed Reza Ghezel Sofla (photo) has been described as the best and most approachable and humble diplomat ever assigned by Iran to Sierra Leone.
At a farewell ceremony organized at the International Institute of Islamic Studies on Wilkinson Road west of the capital, Freetown, which attracted people from all walks of life including students from Fourah Bay College, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Institute of Public (...)

Sierra Leone Launches WMC Programme

14 April

According to a report by Liana Tepperman of Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), last week marked the launch of the Sierra Leone Weapons Marking and Computerisation Programme, which is managed by the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) and supported by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV).
Hon. Joseph B. Dauda, Minister of Internal Affairs, led the event which showcased a marking demonstration by newly trained members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and the (...)

KPA Independence Anniversary Annual Dance

10 April

Koya Progressive Association Independence Anniversary Annual Fundraising Dance.
With
DJ Songo Train
Grand Chief Patron
His Excellency, Deputy Ambassador Ibrahim Conteh, Sierra Leone Embassy, Washington DC, USA.
All Proceeds Will Go to Scholarship Funds for School Children in Sierra Leone.
April 12, 2014
9.00pm to 4.00am
The Mirage Hall, 1401 University Blvd. East Hyattsville, MD 20853
Patrons:
Single: $60.00
Double: $100.00
Please Patronize, Help Educate and Keep Our (...)

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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 (...)