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

One hundred buses procured by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Sierra Leone Road Transport yesterday arrived at the Queen Elizabeth quay. Receiving the buses the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Balogun Logus Koroma expressed delight over the arrival of the buses to ease the transportation constraints[…]

The Ministry of Health and other health partners over the weekend, launched the Health Sector Service Level Agreement (SLA) where President Ernest Bai Koroma called on partners and donors to improve health service delivery in the country. The SLA is a document that will be used by the Ministry of Health to delegate parts of[…]

New World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Ghana and Liberia Mr Henry Kerali, has taken office. He began his official duties from July 1, 2015. His office is based in Accra, where he will be covering the three countries. A release issued from the Bank’s office in Accra said “In this position, his top[…]

As part of the continuous support to the people of the Country, PLAN Sierra Leone over the weekend, commissioned a rehabilitated water facility and the Village Savings and Loan (VS&L) at No. 2 River Beach Community, York Rural District Western Rural. The commissioning attracted inhabitants of the community and other major stakeholders. In his statement,[…]

The Tonkolili branch of Concern Worldwide with support from UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) has engaged residents in Rokupr, Rosar, Rofothaneh and Matanka villages in Malal Mara chiefdom to strengthen their Rokel river crossing to Port Loko district. Hallowell Kamara of Concern during the engagement, said they were informed that there are three river[…]

The Rotary Club of Freetown over the weekend inducted its new president and other executive members who will run the affairs of the club for the next one year. The ceremony took place at the Sierra Light House. While handing-over the mantle of leadership, past President Rotarian Emmanuel Assamany, highlighted some of the activities the[…]

Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has commenced payments of 2015 local tax for its serving personnel to the various local councils in the country. On Friday, 3rd July 2015, the Commanding Officer of Armed Forces Personnel Centre (AFPC), Wing Commander Michael Kamara paid the sum of Le18, 085, 000 to the Freetown City Council in respect of the soldiers deployed in the Western Area Urban district. In addition the total sum of Le20, 950, 000 has been disbursed to the various RSLAF Brigades and battalions nationwide for onward payments to the other local councils. The payments are allocated as follows: Western Area Rural district, Le3, 950, 000; Makeni city and Bombali district councils, Le2, 540, 000; Port Loko district council, Le2, 795, 000; Kambia district council, [...]

President of Sports Writers association of Sierra Leone, Frank Magnus Cole has said that whilst observing the day on a low-key, it is important to recognize those of our colleagues who either lost their lives by contracting the disease or, trying to save lives. “We choose as our theme: ‘Sports Development in Post Ebola Recovery’[…]

Defence Counsel Ishmael Phillip Mammie at the on-going court martial for the alleged charge of munity has made his closing address submitting that during the trial, the prosecution failed to present factual witnesses and evidences before the court to prove its case against the 13 accused military personnel. IP Mammie represents Private Tamba Sheku Marrah (6th accused), Private Gbassay Koroma (7th accused), and Private Alpha Mansaray (8th accused). Even though Defence Counsel Mammie submitted a written address to the court martial, he also sought permission to address the court to highlight and clarify certain issues in his address that relate to issues raised by the prosecution for the understanding of the Board. He noted, “In every criminal trial there is a threshold of [...]

Chief of Defence Staff, Samuel Omarr Williams on Friday decorated as the first Lieutenant-General of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces. While decorating the three- star General, President Koroma said he had to do this, so as to bring respect and conformity with best international standards for the CDS with other heads of military in the[…]