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

Jacob Jusu Saffa, Chairman SLPP Voter Registration Committee The Executive of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is disturbed by the slow pace of the ongoing voter registration and field reports indicating an inability to meet the daily minimum target of 80 people per day. According to the SLPP Chairman for elections voter registration, Jacob[…]

Sangha is located in the East of Sierra Leone in the Dia Chiefdom, Kailahun District. The village is 6.5 kilometres from Dia Chiefdom and approximately 36 kilometres from Kailahun headquarter town. According to the town people it is close to Koindu near the Liberian border and close to the Guinean border. The population of Sangha[…]

Two girls from Annie Walsh Memorial School (AWMS), last Friday, received scholarships from the Jestina V. Jones Athletics Scholarship. Jarianatu Tarawally a pupil of the Senior School and Josephine F. Samai a pupil from the Junior School were identified as being superior athletes in field and track events. Jarianatu Tarawally received Le 1,745,000 while Josephine[…]

Your Excellencies, All other protocols observed, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Annually, I am invited to fora just as this or gatherings that aim to examine the subject of growth, especially as it affects Africa. Several decisions and policy documents are churned out at the end of such meetings. Yet, this is 2017 and the continent[…]

As a way of finding solution in ensuring people within the rural communities get access to clean and safe drinking water, the Coalition for Social Mobilization (CSM) have recently launched the Community Mobilization and Empowerment-under the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project. This was done in commemoration of the International World Water Day with support[…]

The Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone Hon. Justice Abdulai Hamid Charm and other judges of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone on March 21st, 2017 received high power delegation from Canada including the Canadian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Heather Cameron, at his Chambers at Law Courts Building, Siaka Stevens Street[…]

Students of the Njala University are suffering because of the staff strike and it does not seem there is a quick solution just now. The students are going through so much frustration especially some having strenuously scraped their fees from various poor sources. Interestingly the bulk of the students today are youth and even children.[…]

Zhang Xiao, who’s called Amy, said, “The Jui Hospital theatre was not functioning; it was when I arrived, I set up the theatre to start operations”. She said she is a theatre nurse with decades of experience. “My job has been to prepare the theatre for the doctors to do operations. I must be able[…]

After his registration to vote at Constituency 50 in Lunsar, the Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray said it was wrong to merge the voter registration with the civil registration. On Friday, March 24th, Mansaray said it was wrong to blend both registrations because the questions were tedious and they are relevant for the civil registration and not so relevant for voter registration. Secondly, the registrations will not be different from the ones non-citizens and under age people will receive during the process. He said that will be a problem during the voting. He also said, “The cards should be differentiated”, stating that it did not honour the Constitution, which gives NEC the mandate to register voters. Kamarainba [...]
Everyone has the right to education. The government and civil society organizations in Sierra Leone recognise this, but a huge number of children are still out of school. The Seekers Organisation, on Thursday, awarded scholarships to 35 pupils at the Prince of Wales School in Kingtom. The donation is worth over Le10 million and was awarded to 35 hardworking and excellent pupils, whom the school identified as less privileged. Mohamed Bangura, a JSS2 pupil is a beneficiary from the donation and described the supportive initiative as one that truly seeks the interest of the needy for a better and developed Sierra Leone. “It's a privilege and blessing to be considered as one of the awardees for this kind generosity. With this support I'm determine to do more in my studies.'' [...]