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

As the Members of Parliament yesterday unanimously agreed to send the Public Procurement Act 2015 to the Legislative Committee for proper scrutiny, the Minority Leader, Hon Bernadette Lahai as disclosed that ‘over 60% of government expenses are through procurement processes. According to her, the Bill before them is a good one as it addressed most[…]

Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Center (NERC), Rtd. Maj. Palo Conteh has informed journalists during the NERC usual press briefing that only seven ebola patients are in treatment centers across the country. Dilating on what the CEO said is the “disturbing news” of the EVD resurfacing in Liberia and a possible new[…]

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo has signed an agreement with the University of Sierra Leone to provide $15,000 (fifteen thousand United States Dollars) worth of scholarships for fifteen students of the university. The agreement was signed yesterday in the Administrative Building at Fourah Bay College (FBC) between the Chinese Ambassador and Vice Chancellor and Principal Prof.[…]

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA) Abdul Kalokoh yesterday revealed that the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) and Local Councils are their partners in the maintenance of major as well as feeder roads in the country. He made this revelation during a media conference at the institutions Head Office at Maritime[…]

The Reliance Insurance Company Limited (RITCORP) has recorded Le7.412billion profit before tax representing 21% increase in profit over what was recorded for 2013. This has therefore warranted Le 1.30 dividend payment to each shareholder. The previous financial year recorded Le 6.106 billion. Addressing shareholders yesterday at their Percival Street headquarters, Chairman of the Ritcorp Board,[…]

Sixty years ago Sierra Leone’s image was one of a disciplined, law abiding and hospitable nation. Today we are known as corrupt, dirty and amongst the least developed nations on the planet HOW DID WE GET HERE? A popular anecdote is that many years ago, before the Chinese took control of a huge chunk of[…]

Managing Director of Sierra Akker Poultry in the Songo/Sumbuya axis Pakai Kamara has tol Members of Parliament last Friday that the feed meal in the poultry is underutilized. He made this comments when MPs from the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture visited the poultry. He said the feed meal they are operating can produce more than[…]

The Committee on Sports at Parliament with oversight responsibility on sports and sporting activities in the country yesterday vowed to act tough on people bent on destroying the image of the sports in the country. The Committee headed by Hon. Hassan A. Sesay and including Hon. Mohamed Tholley, Hon. Alhassan Kamara, Hon. Amadu Fofanah, Hon. Lansana I. Kemokai and Hon John Saw stated they will leave no stone unturned in their quest to ensure sanity in sports in the country. Recently, football, the most popular sporting discipline in the country has been fraught with discordance as is manifested by an altercation between the Minister of Sports, Paul Kamara and the Head Coach and Technical Director of National Team, Leone Stars, Jebor Sherrington that went viral on social media. [...]
One Alhaji Bah has on Monday, 29th June 2015 been docked for allegedly defrauding a Senegalese Company a whooping sum of US$ 45, 000 (forty five thousand United States Dollars) for the purpose of facilitating the exportation of gold dust to Senegal knowing same to be false. The alleged fraudster was arraigned on three counts charges including conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretence. According to the particulars of offence, the accused on diverse dates between 2nd February and 16th February 2015 in Freetown conspired with other persons unknown to defraud and obtain money from one Ibrahim Bah (complainant) the sum of US$ 45,000 to facilitate the exportation of 40 Kilogram (40kg) gold dust to Senegal, knowing same to be false. Applying for bail, Defence [...]
The African Youths with Disability Network in Bo have called for an “Inclusive Education” at a day seminar held at the Leonard Cheshire Home along Tikonko Road in Bo. The AYDN is a group that advocates for the 'welfare of people with disabilities of all categories in the country.' The main aim of the Advocacy group is to “fight for the right to quality education which is lacking for the disabled across the country,” as Emmanuel Bundu the Secretary General told this Press. The network seeks to advocate for an Inclusive Education for all disabled persons. The Secretary General explained that the “Inclusive Education is “a form of education that caters for every human being irrespective of his/her status.” The disabled he exclaimed “see that they have right to [...]