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The Secretary General of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie has reacted to the death of Musa Tamba Sam who was also Spokesperson of the party saying his death “is a big loss not only to the Party but the country as a whole.” Tejan-Sie said the former spokesman served the SLPP[…]

Residents of Ward 393 in the Lumley Community, over the weekend embarked on a massive cleaning exercise which started from the Lumley Community Market and its environs. The chairlady for the Market Kadiatu Tawarally said that they have decided to do such cleaning as they want to have clean environments which will be good for[…]

Petro Jetty Limited, a subsidiary of Addax and Oryx group, yesterday engaged local authorities of ward 361. In an informal visit to the community, which was also not spared, from the ebola crisis, Petro Jetty Office Manager Mr Sylvester Mallah took the opportunity to hold discussions with local authorities of quarry and dockyard communities, including[…]

Joshua Community in Constituency 097, (Wellington) east end of the capital, are proud beneficiaries of a new electricity high voltage transformer. Before unveiling the transformer, the deputy head of distribution at Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA), Mr. Francis Nyama said for long, members of Joshua community experienced very low electricity voltage output, which had[…]

Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) and the Office of National Security (ONS) has embarked on a joint initiative to enhance civil-security relationship in the fight against ebola in border communities. On Monday, CGG and ONS had an awareness raising and training with a cross section of security personnel, community leaders and locals at the old[…]

The Local Unit Commander (LUC) for Kabala Division Superintendent Alimamy Bangura has described the security status of Kabala as peaceful and standard as a result of the introduction of local policing. The Police Superintendent boastfully made this statement during an exclusive interview with Awoko Newspaper at his Kabala divisional area, while attending a one day[…]

In the alleged rape and assault case involving the Former Deputy Education Minister, Mahmoud Tarawally, Dr. Matilda King attached to the Rainbow Centre has testified that there was no injury in the (Lady) victim's private parts. She made this statement during cross examination when defence counsel Sulaiman Koroma asked “where physical force is used in sex, there is always redness inside the vagina?” The medical doctor replied “the redness would not be inside but outside the vagina and in this case there is no injury in the victim's vagina.” The alleged rape incident which took place on the 9th September 2013 started at the Magistrate Court No.2 presided over then by Magistrate Komba Kamanda and based on sufficient evidence against the sacked minister, the matter is now [...]
The almost forgotten Southern African country of Namibia is in glee - an event that may likely upstage the incoming new government of President Hage Geingob on March 21. The euphoria is about the $5m Mo Ibrahim democracy and good governance prize won by outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba who would quit State House at that date. It is a good omen for Pohamba as the coveted prize comes at a period when the Namibian parliament is putting finishing touches to Pohamba's monthly pension and a $35m mansion wrapped in the package. Pohamba should be basking in quiet disposition as the prestigious prize has dodged african leaders from 2011 since Cape Verdian Pedro Pires clinched the prize. Previous winners have been Mozambique's Jaoquim Chissano in 2007, Festus Mogae of Botswana [...]
As part of the country's developmental strive, the Sierra Leone Port Authority (SLPA) through the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) yesterday handed over the Marine Slipway facilities and equipment to Holland Shipyard for a concession period of 20 years. Given the welcome remarks, the General Manager of SLPA, Abu Bakarr Bangura, disclosed that they together with other major stakeholders thought it fit to transfer the Slipway management to a private entity as government at the moment do not have the capacity to continue with its operations, adding that it's in the interest of the people especially the workers. He maintained that the negotiation was in concession for a specific period as it was done with the staff in their minds during the entire process, explaining [...]
Regular customers of Mercury International have hailed the latest improvements made by the company management to record the draws, up load the videos on the web and also the incorporation of SLP, KPMG and Consumer Protection Agency to do the daily draws for transparency  purposes. Speaking on Monday 2nd March 2015  at the Company's customer care service and payment center 26 Walpole Street, Abu Bakar Jalloh aka Bakarito said Mercury is improving everyday in all aspect of the games (Lotto and Sports Betting) taking into consideration we are experiencing new innovations. “We are very impressed with the latest improvement because we are now witnessing the draws at the same time watching it live on screen; and watching the draws being recorded and uploaded in the company's [...]