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African Union Executive Council of Ministers elects Joseph Kamara

2015-01-29 05:34:46

By PV Staff
Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced that the African Union Executive Council of Ministers on on the 28th of January 2015 elected ACC Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (pictured) to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption.
It will be recalled that Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma nominated Commissioner Kamara to the AU position in November 2014.
According to Deputy ACC CommissionerShollay Davies, the commission has welcomed the election of (...)

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Season’s Greetings from Information Minister Alpha Kanu

25 December 2014

Sierra Leone’s Information and Communications Minister, Honourable Alhaji Alpha Kanu has sent season’s greetings to all Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone. The message reads:
The Offices of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Government Spokesman wish to express their profound thanks and appreciation for your tremendous support over the year.
May the Good Lord grant us a merry X-Mass and a prosperous 2015, hoping that we will defeat the Ebola Virus Disease (...)

Ebola Vaccine March, 2015

22 December 2014

By Septimus Kanu, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The man who is credited for having isolated the Ebola virus in the middle of the Congo forest in 1976,who is currently the head of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has revealed in Freetown that a new vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus disease,which has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Sierra Leoneans,will be available in March, 2015.
Speaking at a press conference organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications, (...)

Alphaka Foundation Establishes Six New Ebola Centres

19 December 2014

By Septimus Kanu and Hassan Bruz in Port Loko.
The Alphaka Foundation and its partners have set up six Ebola care Centres in Lokomasama,Sumbuya,Feredogu,and Makoleh (Port Loko District ) and Kwama near Newton (western Area Rural district).
The two facilities were commissioned by Hon. Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Bakarr Sahid Kanu (photo) Wednesday 18th December as a part of the six centres established to provide a total capacity of 200 beds, each carrying 50 (...)

Weeding Out Ebola in Liberia

17 December 2014

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies in Liberia.
The initiative, led by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the government and other stakeholders, seeks to strengthen the fragile food system by providing quality seed paired with Ebola prevention messages to farmers, many of whom cannot access critical inputs, (...)

President Koroma Visits NERC Situation Room

15 December 2014

President Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday 11 December visited the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) Situation Room at the former Special Court Building in Freetown. He made the visit to have firsthand information about strategies, implementation and progress of the national Ebola response across the country.
The president thanked NERC for their continued efforts in the fight against Ebola and expressed several concerns about laboratory and bed capacities so that there should be a (...)

Chief of Staff Visits Addax Bioenergy

11 December 2014

The Chief of Staff in the Office of the President Mr. Saidu Conton Sesay (centre in photo) last Saturday made a conducted tour of the ADDAX BIOENERGY site a few miles off the highway to Makeni to monitor and assess the activities and processes of the ethanol production company.
Mr. Sesay expressed delight over the existing trust between the community and the company, localization of their staff and to some extent the compensation packages given to the various towns and villages within (...)

Information Minister to Answer Questions on Ebola Online

9 December 2014

It is now seven months since Sierra Leone recorded the first case of Ebola and, in spite local and international efforts in the fight against the virus, the numbers continue to spike, particularly in the Western areas of Sierra Leone.
The President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has himself been touring the length and breadth of the country mobilizing paramount chiefs and other stakeholders for community involvement in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
The message of the President has (...)

Mafoky Treatment Centre: 30 Dishcharged Survivors in one Month

7 December 2014

By Septimus Kanu, Freetown
The Medical Superintendent at the Mafoky Ebola Treatment and Holding Centre in Port Loko District, Dr. George has revealed that they have recorded a huge success in survivor rate since the centre opened about one month some days ago.The centre is,operated by Sierra Leoneans and Partners In Health,an American NGO.
On Wednesday December 3, the centre,discharged 17 Ebola survivors,it’s third set,bringing the total number of discharged cases of 36 "contrary (...)

Alpha Kanu Underscores Government Committment to End Ebola

3 December 2014

By Mabel Whenzle, Freetown.
The Minister of Information and Communications Alhaji Alpha Kanu (photo) has assured the press at the Ministry’s weekly press conference on November 27, 2014 about government’s unflinching determination to end Ebola saying that “government is fully committed towards the fight against Ebola.”
He however noted that unless people decide to change their attitudes towards the Ebola virus disease there will continue to be a rise in the number (...)

MSF Commends President Koroma

26 November 2014

President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 26th November received the international President of Medicines San Frontiers (MSF) Dr Joanne Liu and delegation at State House Freetown. The delegation is in the country to do a tour of the three most affected countries to find out how things are evolving, the deployment of other actors and how MSF is adjusting its current response to the evolution of the epidemic.
In welcoming the delegation, President Koroma said that the country has come a long (...)

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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 (...)