• APC Will Bounce Back 2o23 -Ernest Assures

     

    Returning home for the first time after the closely fought and exhaustive March 2018 national elections, the National Chairman and Leader of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), erstwhile President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was give…

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    Bio To Name Ambassadors

     

    In terms of changing of guards after the momentous 2018 presidential run-off election that saw power changing hands from the then ruling All People’s Congress (APC) to the former main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), the newly elected President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio has completed stage one which was the naming of his full Cabinet Ministers and their Deputies. The exercise w as completed last Thursday with the announcement of the names of 26 Deputy Ministers.

    The …

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    U.S. Ambassador Commissions New Lab

     

    By Kadrie Koroma

    The United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria Brewer on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 officially cut the ribbon to commission the new Library and Skills Laboratory at the National School of Midwifery at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in Freetown.

    The new Library and Skills Laboratory is estimated at US$ 30, 000, and the ‘Victoria’ for complicated delivery and ‘Noelle’ for normal delivery machines worth US$ 71, 000.

    The Resilient and Responsi…

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    Women To Form Political Movement

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    As a result of too many intimidation and sexual harassment faced by women who want to be part of the decision making process, the President of 50/50 Group, Dr. Fatmata B. Taqi has reportedly called on women across the country to organize themselves to form a political party movement ahead of the 2023 elections.

    Dr. Taqi made this clarion call during a two-day workshop on women’s political participation in Sierra Leone on the theme: ‘lessons learnt from 201…

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    4 EDSA Impersonators Detained

     

    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    Four alleged impersonators of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), Mohamed Suma, Mohamed Bah, Augustine Brown and Mohamed Kargbo have been detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following a report made by EDSA officers.

    Speaking to The Exclusive, Superintendent II at the Technical Section of EDSA, Mr. Christian Pessima said, on the 10th of May they received a call from certain people at No. 8 Bolling Street, Kingtom st…

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    Bio Names Deputy Ministers, Others

     

    Barely five days after his inauguration, His Excellency President Rtd. Julius Maada Bio has, as earlier assured, appointed Deputy Ministers in all the 26 Ministries in his cabinet.

    Other presidential nominees include, 1 State Chief of Pr…

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    Samura Kamara Breaks Silence

     

    Dr. Samura Kamara, the 2018 presidential candidate of the now main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) paid a surprise visit to Port Loko city on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018.

    His visit to the party’s North-West district headquarter stronghold coincided with the installation of the districts newly elected Mayor, Council Chairmen and councilors by Vice President, Dr. Juldeh Jalloh. After the induction of the new council members, Dr. Samura Kamara thanked VP Jalloh and his entourage f…

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    Teachers To Be licensed

     

    The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Alpha Timbo has in a meeting with members of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) disclosed  that the government will soon introduce license for teachers across the country.

    According to Alhaji Alpha Timbo the introduction of the teaching license certificate is to have track on qualified teachers across the country. He said government is working out modalities to adequately address the problem of teachers in the country. He said onc…

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    Capital Radio Awards Best Female Presenter

     

    After winning the award as best female presenter from the Sisters Choice Awards, the Management of Capital Radio has also presented a full DSTV set to Shola Bello for her hard work and commitment to her job.

    Making the presentation on behalf of the Board of Directors of Capital Radio, Adonis Abboud Chairman of the Board, said Shola has been working for the radio station for four years where she has performed exceptionally well.

    He said with Shola receiving the award, it is a grea…

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    As Finance Minister Outlines Challenges… Free Education Scheme Gears Up

     

    The Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa has confirmed publicly that the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party government is putting in place modalities for the commencement of President Bio’s flagship free education policy, starting in September this year.

    It could be recalled that President Bio in his inauguration speech at the National Stadium on Saturday, 12th May, 2018 reiterated that his ‘New Direction’ administration has prioritized free quality education as the foundation for …

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    As It Interacts With Media Practitioners… Glo Media Communications On Online Education

     

    By Pateh Bah

    Glo Media Communications in partnership with Telecrest Inc. on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 held an interactive session with media practitioners and other stakeholders at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel on Lumley Beach Road, Aberdeen, west of the capital.

    Director of Glo Media Communications, Mr. Rodney Michael disclosed that his institution and Telecrest have partnered to complement the efforts of President Bio’s ‘New Direction’ flagship policy on free education especially w…

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    15 Days To Go…  800 Civil Servants In Trouble

     

    President Bio threw a cat among the pigeons with Executive Order No. 2 that created panic amongst many of the ‘birds’ in the civil service cage when he declared that all civil servants who  attain the retirement age of 60 by the end of this month must exit. More than 800 civil servants, it is said, would be affected by this Order.

    With many people in the civil service known to have backdated their dates of appointment to enable them stay beyond 60, and some of them well in their 60s…

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    IB Kargbo Speaks

    “The temporary quiet by the APC party in the wake of the recent parliamentary crisis should not be seen as a weakness on the part of the opposition All People’s Congress (APC),” Hon. Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo told The Exclusive in Freetown yesterday.

    Hon I.B. Kargbo, as he is fondly called, had assured the House during the recent approval of the presidential nominees that the non-participation of the APC MPs in the approval statement was simply because the APC did not take part in the screeni…

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    Police… 129 To Be Retired -More Transfers

     

    Naturally In life, the old always gives way to the young. In the Sierra Leone Police Force and the civil service in general, there is stipulated recruitment and retirement age.

    In line with the above policy, report has it that starting from September this year through December, 129 police officers within the ranks of Superintendent, Inspector and Sergeant will lay down their kits having reached the retirement age of 60.

    It is also reported from Police headquarters on George Stree…

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    Residents Of Macdonald Hail CRSG

     

    By Max A Konneh

    The promotion of development activities in the operational areas of China Railway Seventh Group CRSG continues to gain momentum. Since it commenced operation in the country few years ago, the company has made series of humanitarian gestures to deprived communities with the aim of complementing government’s effort in promoting their welfare in addition to its splendid Waterloo/Masiaka Highway road projects which many people have also appreciated.

    In response to sev…

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