On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Freetown will soon join other cities of the world with routine camera surveillance of their streets to aid law enforcement. The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) will be investing Le4.5 billion in CCTV cameras as part of their Safe City Project. At the 2018 budget hearing on Monday 21 August 2017, the SLP announced they will[…]

Flag bearer aspirant of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) John Oponjo Benjamin has reacted to nomination fees announced by the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) saying they don’t have the mandate to conduct flag-bearer elections. In a telephone interview, Benjamin said it is not the business of the current executive to talk about monies[…]

Hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in Belgium, Holland and France on Saturday, 19th August, 2017 at the meeting hall of the Sierra Leone Embassy in Brussels, unanimously agreed to mobilise resources and much needed relief items to support their compatriots back home affected by the mudslide and flood disaster that hit Freetown and its environs on[…]

The Embassy of Sierra Leone in the Federal Republic of Germany, accredited to Austria and Italy, has assembled its compatriots and friends of Sierra Leone across Germany, to garner support toward sassisting victims of the massive mudslide and flooding that struck Freetown on Monday, 14th August 2017. In attendance also was Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to[…]

“The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an African designed, owned and driven governance monitoring programme of the African Union established on 9th March 2003. The goal was to encourage member states to adopt, foster and implement good governance processes and practices with a view to identify challenges and proffering appropriate recommendation for good governance[…]

The Indian Mercantile Association (IMA), on Monday 21st August, were on hand to pay their respects to the Vice President Foh on behalf of all those who died during the Monday 14 August landslide and flooding. The President of the Association, Kishore Shankerdas, said they were disheartened by the loss of so many lives by[…]

Tuesday marked the final day of national mourning for the victims of Monday’s disaster and the bereaved relatives and friends they leave behind. The flags will once again be flown high, but that doesn’t mean we should all forget about what happened that day and what this nation lost. Many, including myself, have labeled this[…]

The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms, yesterday Tuesday 22 August 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), an INGO registered in the UK, to address the stockpile management and security challenges facing the Sierra Leone Police and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces. The National Small Arm[…]

The Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS) will in 2018 introduce the biometric registration of all inmates and they will be supplied with different colours of uniforms depicting their category. “We will identify them with different colours for the condemned, lifers, trials, remands and convicted, this is a first step towards classification,” said D.K. Harman, Director of Human Resource at SLCS. In submitting their budget proposal for 2018, the Director General, Sanpha Bilo Kamara, said, “As at Friday 18 August 2017, the inmate population was 4,135 including 129 females. “My department has been reporting on overcrowding during past reports. Earlier this year a nationwide assessment was done and an Accommodation Master Plan was put in place. A prison court commenced [...]
National Electoral Commission (NEC) Executive Secretary, William A. Davies, said yesterday at their budget hearing for 2018 that 1,539 people have been referred for prosecution for double registration during the voter registration period. “We have done the matching and de-duplication process, and during our adjudication we came up with about 53,000 suspects. All of these names have gone through the adjudication process and to date only 1,539 we consider as duplicates,” he said. The locations of the duplications were not disclosed. Davies said that the names have been kept aside in a separate register. “We have consulted our legal retainers and they've advised us. We are now taking the necessary legal steps to ensure that they are duly prosecuted because it is one of the [...]