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The Chairman, Board of Directors of Guaranty Trust Banks (GTB), Dr. Emerson George Taylor-Lewis has tagged the bank as an ‘investors delight’ after acknowledging its annual 2015 profit at Le 46.8 billion. He made this pronouncement at the bank’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held yesterday at the Bintumani Hotel. Highlighting the bank’s performance[…]

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation will soon embark on a mass drug administration to reduce Lymphatic Filariasis in the country. During a media brief at the conference room of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Programme Manager for Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sierra Leone, Dr Yakuba Bah called on members of the public[…]

One of the leading women’s advocacy and governance organizations operating in Kailahun district, the Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND) Sierra Leone has in collaboration with its partners and stakeholders, completed evaluation of the ‘Power to Women’ project implemented in Kailahun district. The two-year project which started in August 2015 is expected to[…]

A cross section of the Media Alliance Against Corruption (MAAC) executive and members yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) at his Gloucester Street office in Freetown. The visits came as a result of the recent appointment of Commissioner, Ade Macauley as head of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission. The[…]

Recently members of the national monitoring committee for the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) energy project, together with officials of TRANSCO-CLSG met with residents of Tilorma Community in Kenema District. Tilorma community is one of the communities to be affected by the WAPP energy project to be implemented by TRANSCO-CLSG, in this regard the visit[…]

His Excellency Ambassador Alimamy Phillip Koroma on Wednesday, 25th May 2016, called on and held fruitful discussions with the Dean of ECOWAS Group of Ambassadors, Ambassador Sedozen Jean-Claude Apithy, who also doubles as Ambassador of Benin to China. In his statement, Ambassador Koroma thanked his colleague Ambassadors for the warm reception accorded to him by[…]

The National Security Coordinator at the Office of National Security (ONS), Mr. Ismail S. Tarawali has disclosed that “nowhere in the world would the security sector succeed without the support of the public. We exist for you, to make you feel safe, and we cannot succeed unless you cooperate with us”. He made this disclosure[…]

The senior section chief of Luawa chiefdom in the Kailahun district, East of Sierra Leone have condemned the manner in which men and majority of society look at women in the district and the country in particular. The chief made this statement during an assessment tour by Awoko Newspaper on women’s contributions to development in[…]

The Management of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) led by Acting Commissioner-General, Mr. Abdulai Conteh has met with the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Economic Development. The open-door meeting which was held on Tuesday, 24th May at the conference room of the Administrative Building of Parliament was to deliberate on the filing of Income Tax[…]

Magistrate Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1, while he was in Chamber on Wednesday committed an alleged embezzlement matter involving over five hundred million Leones (Le500m) for trial in the high court of Sierra Leone. The accused were Rahim Gevao and Augustine Charles. According to the police file, both accused were charged with twelve counts of embezzlement contrary to section 17 (B) of the Larceny Act of 1916. According to Magistrate Abou Bhakarr Binneh Kamara, “the accused have the opportunity to defend themselves in the high court”. In that line, Magistrate Binneh Kamara committed the matter to the high court for trial after the prosecuting team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Kamara had led in evidence three [...]