• Reshuffle

     

    As noted by the new Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority, Dr. Samuel Jibao, public officials who deal with finance must not stay too long in one position because of the risk of corruption involved. In which light, a memo f…

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    Le19 Billion For MPs, PCs & Diplomats

    The Financial Secretary, Sahr L. Jusu, has in a memo dated 14th June, 2018 declared that the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance has honored the bill for payment of all former Members of Parliament, backlog salaries owed to Paramount Chiefs since 2017 and repatriation costs of former Ambassadors and Press, Cultural, Economic and Security Attaches.

    The total amount authorized by the Ministry of Finance is Nine Billion, Six Hundred and Twenty-Two Million, Four Hundred and…

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    2018 Election… APC Ends Post-Mortem

     

    It could be recalled that when the Chairman and Leader of the now opposition All People’s Congress (APC), party, returned home last month to a well deserved retirement in his hometown of Makeni, former President Koroma told thousands of party supporters at the Wusum Ground that the party had set up a nine-man investigation committee to look into the circumstances of the party’s disturbing defeat to arch political rival, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), in the 2018 presidential e…

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    70 Days Of The Bio Administration… 2 Fired

     

    It has been a hectic 70 days since His Excellency President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio was sworn into office by the Chief Justice on 4th April, 2018 after the National Electoral Commissioner announced him as the winner of the 31st March pr…

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    FGM & Its Attendant Consequences… NaMEP To The Rescue

     

    Despite the fact that Sierra Leone is a signatory to many treaties, conventions, declarations and instruments on human rights violations such as Gender Based Violence (GBV), unfortunately however, these international instruments are yet to be fully implemented or domesticated in Sierra Leone and therefore, the full protection of the rights of women and girls across the country remains a serious challenge.

    Though there are national legislations on GBV, it must be noted that law enfor…

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    As Recalled Ambassadors, Others Get Stranded… Bio To Name New Appointees 

     

    Sources at State House have informed The Exclusive that His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in his continued restructuring of the public service will soon announce the names of ambassadors, their deputies and press attaches.

    It cou…

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    KKY Speaks Out

     

    The leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party in Parliament, Alhaji Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, popularly known as KKY has in an interview on AYV Television last Sunday, 10th June, 2018 made some very interesting comments about the …

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    HEALTH ALERT! 18 Lassa Fever Cases Reported

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    The Surveillance Officer at the Government Hospital in Kenema, Lansana Kamara has disclosed that between January and June this year eighteen cases of Lassa Fever were confirmed in the district and that it is on the increase.

    He said last year, they had seventeen reported cases of which eleven of them died, adding that nothing has been done to eradicate the disease since it was discovered in 1972 in Kenema. He said, the factor responsible for the spread of …

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    Water Minister Outlines 100 Days Plan

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    The Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Jonathan Tengbeh has in a radio interview yesterday stated that during his 100 days in office, he would ensure that his ministry captures all neglected project within his ministry.

    Dr. Tengbeh said that the water status in the country is very appalling and that he had worked in different countries but that Sierra Leone’s situation regarding water supply is worsen.

    He assured Sierra Leoneans on the next three to four …

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    Business Houses Harassed

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    Proprietors of business houses in the capital city have reportedly raised serious concerns over harassment from certain groups of individuals claiming to be coming from the Consumer Protection Agency or Council.

    An investigation mounted by The Exclusive revealed that these so-called Consumer Protection agents and Councilors have made it a habit of storming business houses and shops on daily basis in  Freetown especially in the Central Business District (CBD) c…

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    Lands Minister Spits Fire

     

    The Minister of Lands Country Planning and the Environment, Dr. Dennis Sandi at the usual government press briefing last Thursday, 7th June, 2018 at the Conference hall of the Ministry of Information and Communications, disclosed that the President Bio led ‘New Direction’ administration would recover all state lands and houses that were illegally acquired or grabbed by certain individuals in the previous administration.

    According to the Minister, a team has been set up to look into …

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    Kamarainba In Court Today

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    The Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, will today make his first appearance before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 to testify in a matter he brought to the court against his bodyguard, Mohamed Bangura.

    The accused is before the court on two courts charge of incitement contrary to law.

    According to the particulars of offence, the accused on Wednesday May 2nd and …

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    German Ambassador Meets Foreign Minister

    The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany resident in Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wolfgang Wiethoff accompanied by the First Secretary and Head of Development Cooperation, Mr. Nico Westphal; the Director Regional Office, Mr. Andreas Fikre-Mariam and the Country Director of GIZ in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Mr. Malte Kirchner, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill office in Freetown.

    Welcoming the Ger…

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    67% Of Sierra Leoneans Trust RSLAF 

     

    By Ayodele Deen Cole

     

    A pre-election nationwide poll of Sierra Leone by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research reveals high level of trust in national institutions tempered by concerns over job creation and education.

    According to IRI Regional Director for Africa, John Tomaszewski, the faith placed in Sierra Leone’s core institutions is indicative of the confidence of citizens in their democracy. This goodwill, he said, provides …

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    NCP Welcomes New Chairman

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    The National Commission for Privatisation has welcomed its new Chairman, Umaru Napoleon Koroma Esq., at a handing over ceremony held on Thursday June 7th at the commission’s office at Lotto Building, Tower Hill, Freetown.

    During the ceremony, the outgoing chairman Sulaiman Kabba Koroma Esq., welcoming his successor highlighted his impressive professional qualification and experience.

    He said he has no doubt that the new chairman is capable of moving NCP…

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