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

The National Executive elections for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) started on Saturday evening and lasted until about 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning at the Trinity Hall in Kenema. There were 647 delegates in all and many were dressed in Party green colours. At the end of the two-days elections, Prince Harding, former Deputy[…]

In the first matter, presented in Court on the 18 September, Abdul Rahman Mansaray allegedly stole a Sagencom prepaid electricity metre, in March 2017, worth Le705,000 from Lahai Bangura. The second matter, also presented before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court, involved the same accused, Abdul Rahman Mansaray. It is alleged[…]

“The Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s intervention in reducing maternal mortality is worth commending,” according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo. “Even though the country is still very low on the Human Development Index. Some of these deaths are now being investigated in our facilities. We have this Maternal Death Review (MDR). When a[…]

Sierra Leone is preparing for a notable date, the 7th March 2018 General Elections. President Koroma’s second and final term will end at the close of 2017; Parliament dissolves on 7 December 2017, providing the country with a threemonth period for nomination, campaigning and voting for presidential, parliamentary and local council candidates. The constitution emphasizes[…]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has questioned the global commitment of governments in addressing the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) during the launch of the NCDs Progress Monitor 2017, in Geneva and New York, yesterday. Non-communicable diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, asthma, eye cataracts, chronic kidney disease and lung disease. “Governments are making limited progress,[…]

As a way of improving their coverage and meeting with the demands of the public, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), yesterday, 18 September 2017, launched seven vertical tanks at their Wellington production house. It could be recalled that there is a wide debate among members of the public as to whether SLBL has the capacity[…]

More than 250,000 people, of the half a million-people targeted, have already received the Cholera immunization in disaster affected areas on the outskirts of Freetown. “So far, our team has vaccinated a little over 50% of the targeted population. We do not have any significant Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI). We have a small percent,[…]

Chinese military Ship will arrive today to start a five day treatment programme for Sierra Leone. The ship which is a military one will arrive today at the Queen Elizabeth Quay where Vice President Victor Foh will welcome the sailors to Freetown before they start work. The Peace Ark is coming from Djibouti to Sierra[…]

As the 2017-2018 school year starts, more than 1.5 million children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals, the United Nations food relief agency said today. “By failing to fully fund school meals, we are collectively short-changing the next generation and Africa's future,” said Abdou Dieng, West and Central Africa Regional Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) in a news release. The Ministry of Education in Sierra Leone has budgeted over Le79 billion for their national school feeding secretariat. “School meals are one of the best investments the international community can make to ensure a head start for young children in some of the world's poorest countries.” [...]
Every vote counts. Yet in many elections, these best of intentions rarely extend to or enfranchise citizens with disabilities. However, despite efforts by Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission (NEC) in ensuring that adequate mechanism are in place not to disenfranchise the physically challenged, the District Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI), Samuel Alpha Sesay has said that the deaf and dumb were denied registration during the voters' registration process. "What are the provisions made for our deaf and dumb brothers and sisters?" he asked. The SLUDI Coordinator continued, "... we discovered that during the (voter) registration, a lot of deaf and dumb were unable to access registration, because they were unable to talk and nobody was [...]