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

Two teams of philanthropist Italians, Occhi della Speranza and AFRICA MICA have officially handover an installed 12 kilovoltage of 48 solar panels for supply of electricity to the Kabala Government Hospital. While receiving the facilities, the District Cairman for Koinadugu, Sheku Samuel Kamara, thanked the Italian groups for their timely intervention of providing electricity supply[…]

To further improve electricity distribution in the city, Government through the Ministry of Energy has contracted the services of Aggreko Electricity Company for six months to fill in the gap during the dry season. In 2015, the Minister of Energy, Ambassador Henry Macauley, during a media brief, assured newsmen that it would be the last[…]

On Wednesday 4th May, the judiciary of Sierra Leone swore in six judges. Among the six judges, four were High Court Judges promoted to the Appeals Court whilst the two are new appointees. The Appeals Court judges are Justice Allan B. Hallowell, Justice Musu D. Kamara, Justice John Bosco Alieu and Justice Mohamed S. Koroma.[…]

Whirlwind Tour Reveals Public Adoration for Sierra Leone’s Most Successful Entrepreneur….. Genuine leadership is not exemplified by an ability to woo crowds and render ostentatious sermons for audience appeal. It is certainly the knack to reach out in a productive way to change lives and leave lasting legacies in the hearts of men. Therefore, when[…]

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Professor Patrick Monty Jones has recently disclosed that government is spending about fifteen million dollars ($15M) on the importation of onions. Because of this, he went on, his ministry has brought in five metric tons of assorted vegetables which should include onions and they want to[…]

In a project titled ‘Expanding the table: Empowering Women to identify strategies in Sierra Leone’s industrializing Rural Districts”, with support from the US State Department of State, Centre For Coordination of Youth Activities (CCYA) in partnership with Search for Common Ground (SFCG), recently concluded training for communities on Basic Financial Literacy life skills for Women[…]

In an exclusive interview with Awoko at the Tonkolili District Council, the District Council Chairman, Alusine Sesay said “Tonkolili is now open for business.” He explained that the arrival of the new generator in the district signifies that Sierra Leone is moving forward. The District Council Chairman revealed that over 20 years the district had gone without electricity. He explained that others were making mockery of the district because the Bumbuna Hydro is in the district yet they had been without electricity. However, he noted, “development is a gradually process,” adding, “for some of us our perspective about development is that it is a process that goes from one point to another. “The arrival of the new generator also shows that President Ernest Bai [...]

It was with gratitude that the Milton Margai School for the Blind last Friday received assorted food items from the Creole Community. The donation ceremony took place at the school’s campus on Wilkinson Road in Freetown as the students as well as the teachers of the school welcomed members of the community with religious as[…]

Sixty percent (60%) of the cases dealt with at the Believers Broadcasting Network (BBN) Counselling Centre are depression related, said Ransford Wright, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the network. In an interview at the Grassroots Gender Empowerment Movement Training Centre hall, John Street, on Monday at the launch of a four-day Christian Counselling Training, supported by 'Reach Beyond', Mr. Wright explained that the idea of having a working Counselling Centre was borne out of a radio programme. He explained that though counselling is new as “its not part of our culture, however, people have been introduced to it and it's taking root gradually.” He alluded to the fact that they've been able to “interact with over 6,000 people over the years.” Physically, over [...]
The Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Ambassador Alie Kanu on Wednesday launched the IMC National Media Award for 2016 on behalf of his Commission. The launching ceremony took place at the Commission's office at Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown where a cross section of journalists witnessed the ceremony. The Chairman of the Commission, in his opening remarks, maintained that for the past two years the award ceremony could not be organised due to the ebola scourge. He however noted that as a commission they now thought it fit commission to award journalists for what they have been doing best. Ambassador Kanu reiterated that the work of a journalist is not an easy one, adding that” from now on this award will be an annual event,” the chairman reaffirmed, [...]