More than 20 students who survived the flood and mudslides in Freetown have been certified by Develop Africa Sierra Leone (DASL), after completing 6 weeks computer training course in Information Communication Technology (ICT) at Wilkinson Road in Freetown.
Deputy Commissioner of Customs at the National Revenue Authority (NRA), Tennyson Bio has taken the campaign for a fortified revenue collection to the bushes of Kailahun, Pujehun and other part of the country where he made the call for a visible community partnership in revenue collection at the country's various borders.
Bio, during his custom border inspection in Pujehun (Jendema) and Kailahun (Koindu, Baidu and Yenga) over the weekend, appealed to stakeholders to be committed to supporting customs officers so as to enable them achieve an increased revenue generation.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, has announced its last call for applications into its prestigious 2019 Entrepreneurship Programme. The application portal launched on the 1st of January 2019 to close on the 1st of March, 2019.
Selected beneficiaries will join 4,470 current alumni and will receive $5,000 seed capital, access to mentors, bespoke training and numerous opportunities to impact policies at the local and global level.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone over the weekend debated and unanimously approved the Twenty-Eighth Report of its Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, chaired by the Acting Leader of Government Business, Hon. Mathew S. Nyuma.
Congratulating the nominees after approval, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu called on them to live by example and work in the best interests of the country. He also wished them well in -pursuits of their new appointments.
Local Council Association of Sierra Leone (LoCASL), has launched a Capacity Building Project that costs 37,000 Euros. The launching took Place at Njala Venue, Aberdeen in Freetown.
The programme attracted the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, the Mayor of Freetown, the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Local Government and representatives from the EU Delegation in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone as a country has been through series of crises and continues to grapple with several community challenges that have the potential to erupt into violent conflicts, but one such organization that is actively involved in making communities safer is the Young Peace Builders. During the organization's
Finance Minister JJ Saffa: More grease to your elbow
By Prince C. Kamara
In a bid to mitigate the challenges facing the National Revenue Authority (NRA), with regard revenue collection at the Gbalamuya Customs Checkpoint in the Kambia District, northern Sierra Leone, modalities are now being put in place to ensure that revenue collection remains an all-time high under the new leadership of Joseph Rogers.
The illustrious legal luminary, who is a dynamic and result-oriented Supervisor of the NRA Gbalamuya Customs Checkpoint, Joseph Rogers has given the checkpoint a huge facelift by putting in place measures to combat crimes like smuggling and bribing of Customs Officers among other crimes Joseph Rogers is battling to curb under his supervision.
Secretary to the Vice President, Barbah Fortune has exonerated the Deputy ACC Commissioner, Shollay Davies from alleged illegal land acquisition.
The land in question which was rumored to have been acquired illegally by Shollay Davies is a plot of land situated at Hill Station. Our investigations reveal that the land in question is State land. Government had initially leased the said land to one Isatu Gbekie (wife of the late Pa Gbekie) but she failed to develop the land within the stipulated period as provided by law.
Community engagement is one of the sustained proactive approaches by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to heighten public awareness on corrupt practices and to forge alliances in fighting corruption.It is in this regard that the Public Education Unit of the ACC in Makeni, on Friday 8th February 2019 held a dialogue forum with the Manonkoh Community at their Court Barry in the Konta Bai Serry Chiefdom, Bombali District.
More than 20 students who survived the flood and mudslides in Freetown have been certified by Develop Africa, Sierra Leone (DASL), after completing 6 weeks computer training course in Information Communication Technology (ICT) at Wilkinson Road in Freetown.
The graduants, according to the Program Manager of Develop Africa, Sierra Leone, Abu Stephen Conteh are those people that were affected by the flood and mudslide disasters in the country.
The long awaited moment has finally come to pass last evening of Thursday 14th February, 2019 with Twenty young men and women making their way through to the House of the AYV/Africell Housemates Salone TV Reality Show.
The Deputy Commissioner of Customs, National Revenue Authority Tennyson Bio together with senior management staff is currently on a nationwide tour engaging stakeholders at different border crossing point in a bid to mitigate smuggling and explain the importance of tax for development of Sierra Leone.
Commissioner Bio together with his team started the engagement at Moyamba District, Lower Banta Chiefdom, Gbamgbantor. On arrival at Gbamgbantor Tennyson Bio visited the harbour and the military navy base to have a first hand assessment of the different business activities that can possibly generate huge revenue for the government.
Bollore Transport and Logistics is a renowned port handler based in France with branches across the globe.
Recently, the Bollore management updated journalists on, its just-completed work on the construction of two hundred and seventy meters container terminal extension at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown.
A high-level delegation from the West African Examination Council, WAEC, headed by its Chairman, Baboucarr Bouy from the Republic of Gambia, has met with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
The sub-Regional organisation was established in 1952 with a mandate to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct such examinations and to award certificates of international standard to deserving candidates in the examinations.
Thursday 14 February, 2019 would forever be memorable for Correctional officers attached to the main cell at the law court building. Inmates they brought to court either for trial or preliminary investigation in respect of various offences, descended on the innocent Correctional officers throwing missiles of feaces (toilet) in an effort to cause consternation.
Malie Kamara & Alan Wolstencroft with some of the donated items
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Westminster has donated education and sports materials to Sanaya Memorial Academy in Lungi in support of the Free and Quality Education instituted by the government.
When interviewed The Country Director of Westminster Musayeroh Barrie said since 2015 they have been supporting this school and now that the president has launched the Free and Quality Education they have decided to up the support to the school so that they can benefit more.
As part of his goodwill gesture the Pastor-in-Charge of Victory in Jesus Church at Kuntoloh Community, Apostle Jeremiah Turay has donated food items worth over six million Leones to residents of Kuntoloh community and pupils of Wonders Preparatory School in Kuntoloh. The motivation for the donation according to Apostle Turay, is a result of constraints of some pupils such as not having lunch at school.
Hon. Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards taking the Oath of Office
By Mohamed Kai
Members of the Sierra Leone Court Reporters Association (SLCRA) have paid a courtesy call on the Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards at his Law Court Building office at Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown.
Speaking on behalf of the Association, the President Artwark Maddie disclosed that the cardinal objective of the visit was to interface and enhance a good working relationship with the leadership of the Sierra Leone Judiciary.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 14th February 2019 debated and unanimously adopted a resolution on women, peace, and security that was laid on the Table of the House on Thursday 07th February, this year.
Presenting the Resolution prior to adoption by the House, the President of the Parliamentary Female Caucus, Hon. Veronica K. Sesay recognized UNDP’s global project on “The Role of Parliaments as Partners in Women, Peace, and Security”, with minimal funding from the government of Norway. As such, she continued that UNDP’s commitment is to work with four legislatures, including the Sierra Leone Parliament which is the only one chosen from Africa, to progress their national identified priorities that are geared towards supporting women, peace, and security in their home countries. The four countries identified for this pilot project are Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.
As L.A.W.Y.E.R.S (Legal Access through Women Yearning for Equality Rights and Social Justice) clocks 22 on Valentine’s Day 14th February, 2019 the organisation seeks to renew their affection for girls and women by putting their well-being and economic empowerment top of their agenda.
With the rise in news media reports of sexual violence and abuses against women and girls especially minors, the organisation’s President Fatmata Sorie said they would like to mark the first quarter of their anniversary by raising funds for and supporting two girls who have been the most recent victims of sexual violence.
With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth Service (NYS) yesterday trained over fifty corp members on sexual reproductive health and rights and the demographic dividend at the City Plaza, Wilkinson road in Freetown.
In September, 2018, Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh inaugurated the first batch of 200 national youth graduate corps at the Peace Keeping Military Center at Robgangba, Hastings in the east end of the country’s capital.
The Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles on Monday, February 11 presented a paper on ‘Increasing Access to Justice for women in Remote Communities through Primary Legal Aid Services’ at a two day regional workshop on improving access to justice for women in West Africa, with a focus on Sierra Leone, Liberia and Senegal.
The Director of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency, Timothy Kabba has informed staff and students of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) at the Great Hall of the Goderich campus that oil and gas would soon be discovered in Sierra Leone and that government would attract the best companies to start the mining of oil and gas in the country observing that diamonds have not benefited the country.
The Founder of Project 1808 Dr. Alhaji N’jai has said that they have discovered four new viruses in the country in both animals and humans which are named Chikungunya, Rift Valley Fever Virus, Zika Virus and Dergue. He added that this discovery was made after analyzing 2,000 samples at Ramsey Laboratory and 34 Military Hospital in Freetown. He made this disclosure during a seminar, saying their findings is as a result of a research they conducted in collaboration with a team of virologists from the University of Wisconsin in USA and University of Tokyo and from the University of Sierra Leone.
The Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sadiq Silla, has urged all those engaged in confrontational acts to stop and allow peace to reign in Pujehun District. He moved swiftly to unify the people of the district by resolving personal conflicts.
Sadiq Silla, who served as Chairman of Pujehun District Council for nine years, was speaking in an exclusive interview with this press at his Youyi Building office in Freetown on Monday this week.
He recalled that all hell broke loose on Monday, January 21, in Sahn Malen, chiefdom in Pujehun District between the people of Sahn Malen and SOCFIN Agricultural Company, which had acquired 6,500 hectares of agricultural land from the people in 2011.