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

Persons with disability have demanded in a position paper presented to the Constitutional Review Committee that political parties provide them with five party symbols. While addressing the chair of the committee at Youyi building yesterday, the country representative for African Youth with Disabilities Network in Sierra Leone, Seray Alpha Bangura said that this provision should[…]

National Revenue Authority (NRA) has continued its revenue collection drive yesterday as the Authority shutdown Sierra Cables Limited (SALCAB) at Lumley Beach for failing to pay customs duty, amounting to Le489 million. The Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr Mohamed Bangura said they have contacted them on several occasions but they failed to comply so they have[…]

Voters in Constituency 030, Bombali District on Monday unanimously pledged to support and vote Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo as Member of Parliament on the 12th December 2015 bye-election for which they urged all to come out on that day and vote for him. Responding, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo commended voters for their loyalty and unflinching[…]

As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Smart Mobile, one of the reliable networks in Sierra Leone has partnered with the Local Policing Partnership Executive Board in collaboration with the Community Relations Department of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) at the Central Police Division recently to host stakeholders from communities and institutions in[…]

The Dorothy Springer Trust of Sierra Leone, with financial support from the British High Commission, has announced a new project designed to promote the prosperity of people with disability through the establishment of an Employment Bureau/Desk. The Dorothy Springer Trust (DST) specialises in delivering Information Communication Technology (ICT) training for people with a range of[…]

Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister, Madina Rahman alongside six other high level panellists are to participate in a debate covering health related issues in this year’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) conference in Geneva, Switzerland today. Held in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s new conference hall in Geneva, Switzerland on the theme: “Migration, human mobility[…]

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) yesterday 24th November handed over ebola logistics support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) as part of their continued support to compliment government’s efforts in capacity building. The UNFPA handed over three Toyota Land cruisers together with one thousand four hundred and seventeen (1,417) ebola[…]

One of the drastic effects of the ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is the high rate of teenage pregnancy during the closure of schools in the country. According to a recent Government led research, there are over 14,000 (under 18) pregnant girls in the country. Because of this high number of pregnant girls, civil society[…]

Government and health development partners will today launch the second round of Mother and Child health week in Kambia District. According to health officials, the effort is part of Government’s initiative to prevent vaccine preventable diseases, maintain polio eradication and achieve measles elimination in the country. Situated in the northern part of Sierra Leone, Kambia[…]

In a position paper presented by Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) to the Constitutional Review Committee, it is stated that the government should repeal Section 27(4)(d)and  (e) and create affirmative social and economic benefits for women over a 25 year period. Speaking to the chair of the committee, Justice Edmund Cowan at Youyi Building in Freetown, the Executive Director of Carl, Ibrahim tommy said the inequality gap between men and women is embarrassingly huge. He stated that the new constitution should legitimise affirmative action or positive discrimination. This, according to him, empowers the state to put in place measures aimed at creating equal access to basic social and economic services. Another recommendation made by this institution in this [...]