• 43 Arrive To Investigate... 2 Years Of APC Government

     

    Financial Damage
    Ban From Public Life

    Work has started in earnest in fulfilment of President Julius Maada Bio and his ‘New Direction’ Government’s determination to bring to light the true account of how the former All People’s Congress (APC) Government handled the financial affairs of the state.

    As such, Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) has announced that a forensic audit team that comprises 43 financial and performance auditors from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Sierra Leone…

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    On A Proposed Unity Tour... Ernest To Lead APC

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    Former President Koroma and some senior members of the All People’s Congress (APC) will, according to report, soon embark on what they refer to as a ground-breaking unity tour.
    According to report, the erstwhile President who is also the National Chairman and Leader of the party is determined to once again restore peace, love and unity within the party ahead of 2023 presidential polls which is why he has decided to champion the said tour of both the country and the diaspo…

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    Investigate SLTU -Teachers Insist

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    Concerned members and teachers of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) have called on the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to probe into corrupt activities that are ongoing within the Union.

    They alleged that the Union has been collecting huge amount of money from members which have not been accounted for, adding that the Union deducts monies from their salaries for the union but those monies do not reflect on the development of the union. According…

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    China To Compensate Fishermen

     

    By Ayodele Deen Cole

    To show his apology for poaching the territorial waters of Sierra Leone through illegal fishing activities, the owner of Hua’ang fishing company has expressed willingness to donate up to two thousand United States Dollars worth of fishing gears to the local fishermen across the country through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. This information was disclosed recently by the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Wu Peng during a meeting to brief on laws…

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    RUF Issa Sesay Cries From Prison

    The former leader of the disbanded Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group, Gen. Issa Sesay has called on the international community and President Julius Maada Bio to have him transferred to serve the rest of his 52-year jail term in Sierra Leone.

    According to a local newspaper report Gen Issa Sesay who was convicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by a UN-backed Special Court, said, “there is no place like home”. He said he wanted to be able to have access to his family whom…

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    NCP Chair Presents 2017 Report To Pres. Bio

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation, Lawyer Umaru Napoleon Koroma past Tuesday presented the Commission’s 2017 annual report to His Excellency the President, Rtd. Brig Julius Maada Bio at State House.

    Presenting the 33 page report, lawyer Koroma said the document provides an overview of the Commission’s activities as they relate to the reform and devastation of public enterprises in Sierra Leone over the years. The NCP Chairman d…

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    CGG On Consultative Meetings

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) has recently embarked on consultative meetings with stakeholders in various Constituencies to update them on development initiative of the Members of Parliament.

    According to the Programme Officer of CGG, Amasarah Jalloh, their first consultative meeting took place at Constituency 132 with one of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) MP, Ibrahim Tawa Conteh. He said they met with senior stakeholders at the Thama…

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    APC To Boost Free Quality Education

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) through its parliamentary representatives have donated towards the Sierra Leone People’s Party’s (SLPP’) led government free quality education flagship project.

    According to the Main Opposition Leader in Parliament, Hon. Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah Esq. otherwise known as Chericoco, as a party they know they believe in education for which he said they have reached a resolution after consultations to pledge a month’s…

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    ACC To Indict Big Names  

       

    A new more dynamic and proactive era has certainly dawned in the country’s fight against corruption with the announcement made by the Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Joseph Ben Kaifala Esq. during a recent interactive meeting at the Commission’s Gloucester Street headquarters in Freetown with Civil Society and the media.

    The ACC Czar, amongst other issues, told stakeholders in Sierra Leone’s fight against graft that the ACC would very soon spring into action with indi…

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    Salone, China Sign Visa Agreement

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The government through parliament on Friday, 9th November ratified the mutual visa exemption for Diplomatic and Service passport holders’ agreement between the People’s Republic of China and Sierra Leone.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba who tabled the agreement for ratification explained the need to have such agreement for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

    “About 30 countries have mutual visa free agr…

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    To Boost Free Education… 90 Containers To Arrive Soon

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Coordinator of the free quality education scheme, Amara Sowa has at a press conference disclosed that ninety containers of teacher’s guide and pupils handbooks will arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay within the next couple of weeks.

    Upon arrival, he said, the items will be distributed by ‘Leh Wi Lan,’ an organisation funded by DFID.

    Added to that, Mr. Sowa further informed that the government has allocated the sum of Le69.9 billion for the i…

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    As Madingo Association In USA Steps In… Big Boost for Orphans 

     

    The Madingo Association-Kankele based in Dallas, United States of America (USA) recently donated a whooping five thousand United States dollars to the Variety Orphanage Home at Genet Lane, Kingtom, west of Freetown.

    Making the donation on behalf of the association, the Treasurer, Mr. Sidi Daboh said, the association was approached by the orphanage for assistance. “We decided to come to the aid of these children because we believe children are the future of the country,” he said, add…

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    On Tourism And Cyber Bullying… 2017 AYV Miss University Beauty Queen Talks Tough

     

    By Edmond Alim B Fornah

    Isha Georgina Bangura, the 2017 AYV Miss University winner and former student at the History and Sociology Department at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, has stated that she is contesting for the Miss West Africa Sierra Leone competition because she wanted to use it as a platform to market the country’s tourism potentials abroad and influence investment which will help to improve the economy and provide jobs for young people.

    The 23-year old…

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    To Embark On Agriculture… First Lady Inspires Women

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The First Lady, Fatima Bio on Saturday 10th November 2018 paid a visit to her farm in Masiaka, Port Loko District where she demonstrated commitment in promoting agriculture and called on all Sierra Leonean women to follow suit.

    “President Bio is keen on agriculture as one of his priority areas to boost the economy during his first five years,” she said. Sierra Leone, she said, should have enough to feed her people and to export, whilst calling on the womenfolk…

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    With 10% Salary Increase… Teachers Demand More

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) has recently called on the government to look into the conditions of service of teachers in order to ensure efficacy in the free quality education flagship project of the ‘New Direction’ government.

    According to a member of the Union, Ibrahim Jalloh, the 10% salary increment for teacher is not enough adding that they were expecting more than that, adding that they have called on government several times to improv…

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