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

Jui hospital yesterday administered free medical treatment to the first 50 patients that arrived at the hospital. Speaking to the Director of the hospital, Dr Alex Kanu, he said the current set-up of the hospital is different, as now the Chinese and Sierra Leone Government are now running the hospital at a very cheap rate,[…]

The Mayor of Koindu City, Kono District, Sahr Emerson Lamina, during the launching of the ‘Power to the Women’ campaign by the Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), revealed that there is no woman Paramount Chief in the 14 Chiefdoms in his District. This historic event attracted women representing various groups, the Mayor and[…]

In their effort to make sure that the pupils of Rural Education Committee (REC) School, Regent, continue to enjoy learning in a conducive environment, Rotary Club Freetown has donated 350 desks and chairs to 419 pupils in the school. The club got its financial support for the donated items from Rotary Club of Thunder Bay[…]

Barely one year after both parents died of Ebola, nine orphans are to face eviction from the three bedroom rented apartment they occupy at 12 Abdul Sandy Street in Kenema. The eldest, Bockarie Fambulleh age 17, told AWOKO that their rent expired on 31st of August 2015, and as a pupil, he has no one[…]

As part of their annual commitment in meeting their operational requirement, PLAN Sierra Leone recently signed the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) work plan for the year 2015/2016, with the Ministry of Education at the Ministry’s conference room. The Ministry of Education on a yearly basis, requires every NGO partner operating in the country to sign a[…]

Love One Another’ as a philanthropist organisation has been intensively busy providing humanitarian services to less fortunate children especially ebola orphans in deprived communities in the country. “Our aim and ambition is to bring smiles to the faces of orphans and deprived communities who have lost hope and faith in humanity through our charitable organisation[…]

As the ebola virus has been put under control, President Koroma has instructed that National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) will continue to exist until the 31st December, when it is expected that the transition to the Health Ministry and Office of National Security should have been completed. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Palo Conteh said[…]

Over the years some members of the public have shown concern over the careless and reckless way some public officials, including some members of the public, handle Government property. According to report, as well as personal interviews conducted by Awoko, it is quite clear that the misuse of public goods has cost and is still[…]

The easiest and most remembered description of a democratic government is one by the people, of the people and for the people. We have seen Parliaments come and go but I can say with no compunction that our current Parliament, even though better paid, better resourced and better respected, is perhaps far from being the best when it comes to genuinely promoting and protecting the interest of the people they are expected to represent. The current passport issue has exposed our Parliament in the same way as Ebola exposed the moribund state of our health system. We have witnessed several occasions when it stoutly defended its rights, roles and privileges when anybody attempts traversing their sole domain. First it was the making of a law making it mandatory that one has to have [...]
Sustainable immunization Financing (SIF) is an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, which is an advocacy programme that helps countries finding long-term reliable financing for their national immunization programme. SIF works with key national decision-makers to find ways to increase domestic immunization funding and lessen dependency on outside donors and partners. Addressing delegates from Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the SIF senior programme officer for Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Dr. Clifford Kamara said the aim of the symposium is to raise awareness of the need to achieve country ownership of Liberia immunization programme and determine how they can contribute towards achieving this goal. He revealed that although immunization in Liberia has been [...]