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Vice President Chief Samsumana will today Monday 2nd March complete 3 days out of a 21 days voluntary quarantine. Speaking on the telephone from his home where he is quarantined, the Vice President explained that one of his staff (security detail) died on Thursday 26th February. This guard had stopped working a week earlier but[…]

As a means of ensuring the country continues to enjoy zero ebola infection, Restless Development in partnership with SMAC, DFID, Age International and Comic Relief, last Friday, engaged social mobilizers at a review workshop at the Hill Valley hotel. Restless Development’s approach to community engagement in Sierra Leone is built on a long-term commitment to[…]

A significant milestone in the Energy Sector transformation was achieved when Ambassador Henry Macauley signed a medium term Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Sinohydro Corporation Limited of China at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Abu Dhabi, last Thursday. The move is in line with the medium term energy sector strategy presented by the Ministry last[…]

Clowns without Borders are on tour in Sierra Leone to put smiles on the faces of traumatic people that are severely affected by the ebola virus directly and indirectly in the country. The clowns visited several deprived communities affected by the ebola virus with support from Welt Hunger Hilfe (WHH) a German Non Governmental Organisation[…]

The Chair Lady of the Peace Mothers in the Masabong Section, Pakimasabong Chiefdom in the Bombali District Adama Lakkoh has said that “Despite the Ebola disease we continue to realize gains in our economic activities” The Chair Lady added that despite the Ebola scourge in the country, peace mothers continued their normal activities. One may[…]

Councilor Percy Nicholson of Ward 393 in the Lumley Community has boosted Black Tank Market Lumley with toilet facilities comprising of six toilets and four bathrooms. Before opening  the facilities which had been destroyed over the past eight years, Councilor Nicholson said that he had  decided to come on board to construct the toilet facilities[…]

Citizens and the surrounding residents at the Kingtom Landfill Site have raised serious concerns over the rampant and improper disposal of wastes in the community. According to them, the entire Kingtom community is now a health hazard and thus poses a health threat. A petty trader Kadiatu Kamara said she is directly affected by the[…]

A legally wedded wife Princess Victoria Bangura has dragged her husband Brima Abraham Bangura to court for wilfully converting $4,600 equivalent to Le19,717,000 to his (accused) own use and for psychologically abusing the complainant. The accused was arraigned on two count charges; Economic abuse contrary to section 2(2)(a) of the Domestic Violence Act  2007 and Domestic Violence contrary to section 2 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act 2007. The matter was presided over by Magistrate Albert Moody of court No.2 on the 26th February, 2015. During her testimony, the complainant Mrs. Bangura disclosed her residence to the court adding that she is a business woman. Led in evidence by Police Inspector Nyuma, the witness explained that between March 2013 to August 2013 "my sister [...]
Abdul Karim Kamara, husband of Hawanatu Kamara, both residing at Tamba Kula Wharf, which is now under quarantine at Aberdeen was in a delighted mood. He explained to Awoko over the weekend how his wife, Hawanatu a sickle cell patient survived ebola. Hawanatu was too weak to talk, and Abdul decided to give an account of how his wife got the virus just before being quarantined, on the 10th of February. He disclosed that just before the wharf was quarantined, Hawanatu started complaining about aching bones, but he thought it was the usual symptoms, she normally experienced as a sickle cell patient. Abdul furthered that the situation took a turn for the worse, as his wife had a rash break out and the weak and drowsy feeling continued. He said Hawanatu informed him that she [...]
An Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mathew Sandy, said “the Ebola epidemic eroded the non-mineral revenue base, weakened compliance with tax regulations, making it more challenging to meet revenue targets." He said, coincidentally, revenue performance was also adversely affected by difficulties in the iron ore sector. On the expenditure side, as additional budgeted resources were devoted to the fight against Ebola, current expenditure overrun was offset by lower than budgeted capital spending with negative consequences for planned public investment. The Economist reiterated that, as a result in 2014, the fiscal deficit widened reflecting both the impact of Ebola, and additionally, the lower iron ore prices. “The economic and social toll is profound. [...]