By Joseph Sherman, Editor, Salone Monitor newspaper, USA.
Reports reaching the Salone Monitor from APC Headquarters in Freetown confirmed this morning that former Minister of Agriculture, Food and Security until 2012 and a Member of Parliament representing Tonkilili district, Hon. Alhaji Mohamed Sufian Kargbo has died.
Honorable Mohamed Suffian Kargbo (photo) was Chairperson, Agriculture and Food Security. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons.) and MSC in soil fertility and plant (...)
Culled from the Torchlight newspaper, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
By Mohamed Sankoh (One Drop), Freetown.
My comment on Emmerson Bockarie’s new album and its theme song—“Kokobeh”—will take the form of a mini-skirt: very short but it will cover the essentials.
If Emmerson Bockarie (photo) is inferring that President Ernest Bai Koroma is only employing Temnes and also subtly implying that the President is sacking Mendes (which he undertones in his song (...)
By PV Staff.
A speedboat belonging to a company in Sierra Leone called Belstship recently collided with a passenger boat causing the death of several people (we do not have the correct number of casualties yet).
There has been a lot discussions on this issue but our take is that Beltship is clearly responsible for this mishap which is not intentional. Beltship could have avoided this accident as their own press release suggests. But this is not the time to analyze the issue (...)
New Year Message to the Nation
By His Excellency
Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone,
January 1, 2014.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
This is the season of goodwill; the season for resolutions, and the season for leaving behind old habits that hinder growth. It is the season for continuing with and embracing habits that move us forward with grace, with success, with positive changes in our lives, our communities and our nation.
Let us then, not only wish (...)
31 December 2013
Report-Sierra Leone Peoples Party Convention/Election of Officers-16th-18th August 2013.
Over the years political Parties in Sierra Leone have had there own fair share of bad and incompetent party officials who had brought untold and unpleasant conflict on members and supporters of Political Parties. Some officials before assuming office will have the best of intentions for their Parties; however, once they assumed office their efforts were frustrated by infighting and (...)
29 December 2013
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
On December 10, 2013, nearly a year after announcing its eligibility to apply for a compact, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) delivered the bad news to the government: it did not reselect Sierra Leone (along with Benin) to continue developing a compact with the agency because it did not pass the critical control of corruption indicator.
In a press release to that effect, the (...)
29 December 2013
According to a press release signed by John McMillan, director of Belship in Sierra Leone, at approximately seven pm on the evening of the 28 December, a Beltship Management (SL) Ltd support craft returning to port with three crew members on board reported a collision with a small passenger boat close to Tagrin point.
The vessel, a 15 passenger slow speed crew boat, was in normal operations returning after deploying local workers. Beltship Management (SL) Ltd immediately mobilised rescue (...)
25 December 2013
All People’s Congress
United States of America (USA) Branch
From the Office of the Chairman
As we embark on the celebrations of the holidays, I want to, on behalf of myself and my team (APC-USA Interim Executive), wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. As it has been proven through studies, Sierra Leone is considered a beacon of religious tolerance in that the love and acceptance of one another transcends religion. Hence, we are not afraid to wish one (...)
23 December 2013
On 10 December 2013, London Mining Company (LMC) in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) donated 50 sets of chairs and tables and Le 10 million bonus to teachers at the St. Joseph Vocational Institute in Lunsar as part of a joint support to the “Mines to Minds” project. The “Mines to Minds” project is a vocational and technical skills training programme funded by London Mining, GIZ and St. Joseph Institute in Lunsar.
In a (...)
23 December 2013
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors last Wednesday approved a US$40 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Sierra Leone reduce poverty and expand economic growth by establishing a strong national electricity distribution utility with better technical performance, financial viability, and improved electricity delivery to the country’s 6 million residents.
Electricity reaches less than 10 percent of the population in Sierra Leone. (...)