Members of the Indian Community in Sierra Leone have expressed discontentment over the brutal attacked of a Sierra Leone businessman on Sunday 17th March this year at No.20 Guard Street in the eastern part of Freetown.
The management and staff of G. Shakanders situated along the Freetown Bai-Bureh Road in Freetown has handed over a newly constructed police post at Wellington to the Sierra Leone Police Force.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at Wellington on Thursday 14 March 2019, the Deputy General of G. Shakanders Ram Shakanders informed the gathering that the construction of the Wellington Police Post is part of his company’s corporate social responsibility.
Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. She has a special significance in the history of the transatlantic slave trade as the departure point for thousands of West African captives. The capital, Freetown, was founded as a home for repatriated former slaves in 1787.
The High Commission of Sierra Leone is already in Ghana. She will be extending invites regarding the Investor Seminar ‘Sierra Leone Investment Day in Ghana’.
The World Bank today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support key policy reforms to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and build economic resilience in Sierra Leone.
The Second Productivity and Transparency Support Grant (PTSG-II) supports ongoing reforms to enhance macroeconomic stability, increase productivity in agriculture and fisheries while promoting transparency and accountability in selected government decision making processes.
Famous and talented upcoming free style street rapper, Samuel Bangura aka Lux P and Lumley Best Dancers yesterday 19th March, 2019 received cheques of Twenty-Five Million Leones (Le25,000,000) from the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire.
Disabled Foundation International Sierra Leone (DIFSIL) and United Kingdom, Imambay Kadie Kamara past weekend bagged another international award in Fluoride, United States of America as one of the 100 most outstanding successful business women around the world.
Mariam Renee Davila, Chief Executive Officer of Global Trade Chamber said the 100 Successful Women in Business Conference is a platform used each year to honor outstanding successful business women around the world.
Chief (Prof) Femi Majekodunmi with entourage and SLIA members
Past President of the International Union of Architects and a foremost Nigerian Architect, Chief (Prof) Femi Majekodunmi and his entourage on Friday 15th March 2019, paid a courtesy call on the authorities of Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone.
Majekodunmi whose mother was Sierra Leonean, came last week for the funeral of his sister Mrs Gladays Conteh and took the opportunity to visit USL
Foreign Affairs Minister and Ireland’s Director General of the Development Cooperation
The Government of the Republic of Ireland on Monday 18th March, 2019 committed to invest over 50M Euros in Sierra Leone.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of the Republic of Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, with reference to the Embassy of Ireland’s Mission Strategy 2019-2023 and Sierra Leone National Development Plan 2019-2023 at the Minister’s Conference Hall, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tower Hill, Freetown.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Alie Kabba on Monday 18th March, 2019 informed Investors from Egypt that the new government under the ‘New Direction’ Leadership of His Excellency President Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio is focused on moving Sierra Leone away from dependency on foreign aid to development.
We have recently seen leaders of various political parties troop to State House to meet with the President. Reports of what transpired were scanty and certainly politically coloured by the time they got to the mainstream press and social media. What we do know is that the photos showed various party heads shaking hands with the President, with some grinning like Cheshire cats.
Residents and landowners at Charlotte village in the Mountain Rural District have explained that they are bitter over the recent action of the Lands Minister Dr. Denis Sandy to demolish zinc and other structures without first informing them of his intention, adding that they were caught by surprise that fateful 28th February, 2019.
Chairman and Information Commissioner (CIC) of Sierra Leone’s Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC), Dr. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, was among 15 Information Commissioners elected on to the Interim Executive Committee of the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) at the organisation’s 11th annual conference held at the Vodaworld Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 10and 14 March 2019.
Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Jabbie Bio met with Project HOPE Board of Directors, which include pharmaceutical and healthcare industry executives of the United States of America.
The invitation of the first lady was a follow-up to a visit that was facilitated by Mariam Sow in Freetown between the First Lady and Project HOPE’s CEO and President, Dr. Thomas Kenyon. At that meeting, the First Lady shared her vision of her hospital project.
The General Manager of the National Petroleum Sierra Leone Limited (NP-SL Ltd), Kobi Walker has said that the company is owned and controlled by 35 non-political Sierra Leoneans. He debunked earlier rumor doing the round that the NP is owned by former President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu and other Honourable Members who constitute the Sierra Leone delegation from Parliament joined their counterparts in a four-day conference in Rabat, Morocco to “Adopt a Rabat Declaration of the 14th Session of the PUIC Conference”.
The Mano River Union (MRU) has ended a two-day conference charting the way forward to harmonizing the four member countries’ economy through security, peace, and biometric ID cards, with the UNDP as partner.
Ambassador Medina Wesseh said the MRU is striving to create a single market for all four member countries benefit. She said the development of agriculture and the management of natural resources and the environment is another core issue of the MRU as the four member countries look to increasing trade among themselves.
Following recent discussions between the Ambassador of Brazil to Sierra Leone, Kaiser Araujo and the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) Executive Chairman, Dr. James Vibbi, the Ambassador has visited cocoa farms in Kenema and Kailahun districts to obtain first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing cocoa farmers and how they can be helped.
Female students pursuing sciences in tertiary institutions in Sierra Leone will soon receive grants-in-aid to assist them to achieve their potential.
President Julius Maada Bio made this known when addressing academics and students at Harvard Law School during a forum on Sierra Leone organized by the Centre for African Studies, Harvard University. Delivering his keynote address at Cambridge, Massachusetts on Friday 8th March 2019, President Bio said he prioritized human capital development because that is the foundation for sustainable development.
Parliamentarians, staff and members of the public have commended the Chinese government for their support to Parliament saying they have brought it up to international standards.
Opposition Leader in Parliament, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah aka Chericoco, said the refurbishment of the House was long overdue but that they are happy that the Chinese government came to their aid. He said the Parliament now looks like a true legislative house. The Sino-Sierra Leone relationship has been very beneficial as both countries are working assiduously to help each other and the respect between the two is of high value, he said.
On the occasion of the launch of the United Sierra Leone Diaspora Music Project 2019 Abu Fadika otherwise known as AbFad, a Sierra Leonean song writer, recording artist and video director based in the United States of America was yesterday 21st March, 2019 appointed Convenor for United Sierra Leone Festival USA.
After nearly three months of tough written exams, physical tests, medicals and interviews, three hundred and twenty-nine female officer cadets and soldier recruits finally arrived at the Armed Forces Training Centre (AFTC) in Benguema over the weekend, ready to begin up to six-months of training before taking up their places in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). This exercise is supported by the International Security Advisory Team (ISAT) in collaboration with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces.
A delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Beijing, China headed by the Ambassador, His Excellency Ernest Nbaimba Ndomahina has engaged some senior authorities and Professors at the East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences in Shanghai as a mean of deepening the bilateral and multilateral ties between the two countries, and thereby ensure to revive the fisheries potentials in Sierra Leone.
Journalists participating in training on trafficking in persons
Sierra Leone has been wrecked by violence, civil war and Ebola in its recent history. Poverty is endemic. So is a high level of joblessness. Both feed a scourge: trafficking in forced labour.
“More than half of the youth population is unemployed so when an exciting offer, especially to go abroad, is presented, most young people seize it, often without checking its authenticity,” explained Sanusi Savage, Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) office in Sierra Leone.
“Young people’s desperation in the face of hardship often blinds them to the scams that permeate the recruitment sector,” Sanusi added.
Dr. Alie Kabba, Ambassador Campbell and Ambassador Minah pose for the camera
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Alie Kabba told Diplomats and other dignitaries that the government of President Dr Julius Maada Bio is strongly committed to advancing gender equality, including the empowerment and protection of women and girls.
He made this statement at the occasion of the celebration of Ireland’s National Day, St. Patrick’s Day reception at the Irish Embassy on Spur Road, Freetown on Thursday 14th March, 2019.
GULF OF GUINEA — The U.S. Coast Guard Vessel called the “Thetis” (WMEC-910) conducted a rescue-at-sea of two fishermen, who were presumed dead, approximately 40 miles south of Sierra Leone in the Gulf of Guinea, March 14, 2019.
Watchstanders aboard Thetis spotted a 22-foot (6.7-meter) fishing vessel adrift with two people who appeared to be in distress and quickly proceeded to the vessel to render assistance.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has spoken to Bloomberg Television on his vision for Sierra Leone, the fight against corruption and his plans to lure investors to Sierra Leone.
The President has granted several media interviews in the United States as part of his strategic plan to rebrand Sierra Leone while highlighting his government’s priority project of developing the human capital of his people.
The Public Education Unit of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Region Office, on Wednesday 6th March 2019 engaged staff and management of the Government Regional Hospital in Makeni.
Speaking at the Hospital's Conference Hall at Makama, ACC Regional Manager North, Abu Bakarr Kamara expressed delight at the fair representation of staff from the various units within the hospital. Mr. Kamara informed his audience that the engagement was part of the Commission's intervention to address system weaknesses in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
All People’s Congress (APC) party’s National Publicity Secretary One, Hon. Robin Faley, has revealed that since the last general elections, none of the party’s structures at constituencies, districts, regions and national levels are functioning.
“We have focused our attention so much on the established Commissions of Inquiry hence neglecting the operations and activities of the party. The division in the party is also grossly evident.