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

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) with funding from the Islamic Development Bank has commenced the second phase of the “Gietrenk’ projects which is a Sierra Leone Community Development Driven Programme (SLDD). Giving a background to the projects the Commissioner of NACSA Alie Badara Mansaray disclosed that the first phase of the project was[…]

Chimpanzees are one of the four great apes and scientists say they are next to human in the animal kingdom. In terms of their DNA, they are 98.6 percent genetically similar to human”, says Wild Life Officer, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Moses Kappia. This was disclosed when Awoko reporters visited the Sanctuary and noticed that the[…]

The Freetown City Council (FCC) has ranked 8th position in the annual clock pass. The clock pass is a system in the council used to assess the annual performance of various councils in the country. Addressing members of the press on Monday at the council’s office, the Mayor of the city, Franklyn Bode Gibson said[…]

A Sierra Leonean journalist was detained last weekend because he asked a question a government official didn’t like. As Awoko reported on Tuesday, journalist Sam Lahai asked the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, “how Mr. Sengu Koroma’s work as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs relates to the running of the Kenema District Council to the[…]

This journey keeps getting interesting by the day. After a long day at the office, I noticed an area that consisted of tin homes, rubbish and this time I discovered pigs. I have learned that the name of the area is called Kroo Bay. Kroo Bay, once a wharf known for business and purchasing is[…]

As I write, I do so with a heavy heart. We were colleagues, we were friends, we were brothers and sisters from different Mothers. We worked, we laughed and played, and sometimes we fought, but it did not last because you were not the quarrel some type. Manja you are no more, but fun memories[…]

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security Prof. Patrick Monty Jones has called on farmers to double up their effort in ensuring that the nation achieve the agenda for prosperity in the area of agriculture. He made this statement while addressing tree crop farmers at Chinese farm at Lambayama section in Kenema during his[…]

Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh, Chairman of the National Electoral Commission, has spent over 26 years working on elections in Sierra Leone. On Monday he announced the release of three new books about elections in the country, to address what he believes is a lack of written material on the subject. While discussing his books with Awoko[…]

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has rejected the request by the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) calling for a recount of the result of the just concluded bye-elections in Constituency 050 in the Port Loko District, the Interim Secretary General of the Party said “we have no confidence in the judiciary.” This statement was prompted by[…]

The Deputy Information and Communications Minister Cornelius Deveaux has told Awoko that since the bilateral relations between the two countries, they have been the most trusted friend in the development process of Sierra Leone. Mr Deveaux said since 1971 when the accord was signed, Sierra Leone has benefitted so much and they still look to[…]