• APC Strongman Spits Fire


    The inferno that has been ignited by the National Reformation Movement (NRM) inside the All People’s Congress (APC) cannot be easily extinguished and some prominent members of the party that also eagerly seek change join to fan the flames. Latest personality to openly identify with the cause of NRM calling for reform and change in the APC is USA based Lawyer Kalokoh, one of the 28 APC members that bid to become the party’s 2018 presidential flagbearer.

    Declaring his support for NRM …

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    For 2019 Financial Year… Min. Of Education Presents Le1.87Tn Budget


    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Lawyer Alpha Osman Timbo has presented the Ministry’s total budget spending for the 2019 Fiscal Year at Budget hearing at the Bank of Sierra Leone Complex in Kingtom, Freetown, amounting to Le1.87 Trillion.

    According to Lawyer Timbo, the Ministry is currently looking at ways to improve the salary of teachers, adding that adequate provisions have been made for the prompt payment of teachers’ salaries. Gove…

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    AS NCRA Presents Le306B Budget… Multipurpose ID Cards Soon


    The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) has  during the 2019 budget hearing at the Bank of Sie3rra Leone Complex in Kingtom, Freetown, presented three hundred and six billion Leones (Le 306bn) for the printing of the ECOWAS/ICAO compliance multipurpose Identification (ID) Cards.

    The Principal Deputy Financial Secretary (PDFS) Mathew Dingie disclosed that the multi-purpose ID Cards will have to be paid for as they are meant for the benefit of the citizens.

    The ID Card, th…

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    Ritual Murder… 16 Go Missing


    A 19-year-old Mohamed Turay, who disappeared two weeks ago and has not been seen since, is reported to be the sixteenth person that has disappeared in Jaiama Nimikoro Chiefdom, Kono district in recent years.

    Like the other victims, Mohamed Turay is suspected to be a victim of either ritual murder or cannibalism.

    Mohamed was sent to sell palm oil in a nearby village. Concerned youths who stated that such disappearances have not been properly investigated by the local authorities u…

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    Bio Off To UN General Assembly


    President Rtd Brig. Julius Maada Bio at the weekend departed Freetown to attend this year’s United Nation’s Annual General Assembly meeting in New York, USA.

    The meeting which lasts for a week starts on the 27th September, 2018. President Bio will be privileged to be one of the heads of state that will address the Assembly.

    It is expected that President Bio would brief the Assembly on the achievements of his ‘New Direction’ government since he was elected President on the 4th of …

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    Mohamed Kallon For SLFA President


    Sierra Leone Football icon, Mohamed Kallon aka Wonder Boy has, according to impeccable sources within the sports sector, expressed interest in becoming the next President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).

    It could be recalled that Kallon had expressed interest in the position during the last Congress Elections under the former All People’s Congress (APC) regime but was however disqualified on the grounds that he was not a permanent resident in the country for two year…

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    Op-ed: Thoughts on The Government of Sierra Leone’s Free Quality Education Initiative from the Head of UK Aid

    On the 17th September, children went back to school to start the new school year. I was pleased to visit a school in Freetown on the first day to see first-hand how the government’s flagship free quality education initiative is being received by children and their parents.

    This is an ambitious reform effort. The education system in Sierra Leone faces multiple challenges. Learning outcomes are low, especially at the end of secondary schooling.  And, although much progress has been made on girl…

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    Ports GM Hosts SLNSC’s New MD


    By SLPA Communications

    Queen Elizabeth II Quay 

    In what could be described as a show of solidarity and unison in shipping industry, the General Manager of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority, Dr. Abdulai Fofana on last Thursday hosted the new Managing Director of the Sierra Leone National Shipping Company (SLNSC) at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority Conference room.

    The meeting which attracted cross sections of SLPA and SLNSC management teams was to chat the way forward to see ho…

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    Skye Bank Changes Name


    A new Bank, Polaris Bank has been licensed to assume ownership of the assets, all deposit liabilities and some other liabilities of Skye Bank. The CBN Governor noted that depositors’ funds remain safe.

    The existing Board, Management and Staff of the Skye Bank have been retained for their good performance whilst the CBN also assures depositors and customers of the safety of their funds.

    The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has also injected N786bn  (approximately $2.75 bn, Le…

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    As Brewery Launches Le 200Bn Canning Line… Local Can Drinks Soon


    The Chief Minister of the New Direction administration, Prof. David Francis on Thursday, 20th September, 2018 officially commissioned and launched two hundred billion Leones (Le200bn) canning  line for the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) at the company’s headquarters at the Wellington Industrial Estate, Wellington, East of the capital.

    In his keynote address, the Chief Minister on behalf of the President and the government expressed satisfaction in SLBL for such state-of-the-art…

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    Investors Are Welcome ...President Bio


    The achievement of all the manifesto proclamations of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) depends largely on how much resources it has at its disposal for meeting the basic needs of the people who it governs. In which regard, His …

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    Reform APC Now NRM Insists


    Things seem to be falling apart fall apart in the All People’s Congress (APC) family and the centre cannot hold. Anarchy has been let loose in the party by a group of dissidents under the name National Reformation Movement (NRM).

    The NRM Secretary General, Usman Bikal Kamara has said their mission to reform the internal politics to reflect true democracy is unstoppable and winnable. He stated that the movement cannot be bullied, threatened or intimidated by anyone because they are a…

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    UK Vows To Sustain Free Healthcare

    The UK Government on Tuesday 18th September, 2018 supported the distribution of medical drugs at the Makeni Government  Hospital as part of the country’s ‘Free Healthcare’ initiative.
    Speaking at the event, the Deputy Head of UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) Sierra Leone, Mrs. Angela Spilsbury said she was delighted to represent the UK Government at the distribution that is supported by UK Aid.

    Mrs. Spilsbury made reference to the shared history and strong connect…

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    China To Donate 6110 Metric Tonnes Of Rice


    To help boost the New Direction Food Security, the People’s Republic of China has promised to donate 6100 metric tons of rice to Sierra Leone.

    This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Joseph Ndanema, who was part of President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio’s delegation to China early this month.

    Addressing the media on the goodies from China as the outcome of the President’s state visit on Tuesday at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Mr. Ndanema …

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    In Tonkolili & Koinadugu… UNFPA Supports Free Quality Education


    Over one hundred girls socially excluded from safe space in Tonkolili and Koinadugu districts have benefitted from assorted school materials worth millions of Leones donated by UNFPA through its implementing partners, MATCOPS.

    In an exclusive interview with the Programme Manager of MATCOPS, Mr. Joseph David Lahai, he lamented that several school girls have over the years been victims of sexual abuse and early marriage.

    Dilating on the purpose of the programme, the Programme Manag…

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