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Child population is on the increase in the country, therefore it is important that they be part of every decision taken on their behalf, especially issues that has to do with budget, it in this regard that the National Commission for Children (NCC) is calling for a child friendly budget. At a media engagement on[…]

The defeated APC candidate for the Parliamentary seat in Constituency 001 in Kailahun District, Haja Nasaratu Jalloh has filed a petition against the elected Member of Parliament, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the National Returning Officer and the Kailahun District Returning Officer. The petition which was received by the Hon. Kaikai on Monday 26th September,[…]

Dr. Kaifala Marah, on Saturday, 24th September assured Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora that very soon the country’s economy will be back to its pre-Ebola days. “We have put modalities in place and be all assured that our economy will soon bounce back.” Sierra Leone’s Central Bank Governor was addressing Sierra Leoneans and non- Sierra[…]

‘Mr. J-o-h-n! Mr. J-o-h-n! Is Mr. John up there?’ And indeed Mr. John will breeze out to the top veranda of the 47 Percival Street office of the Awoko Newspaper in response, “Yes my Lord Sayoh.” And we will exchange morning greetings and he will tell how he will send an SMS to inform me[…]

To complement the government in the health sector especially the optical sector the Bab Eye Care which is located at Wilkinson Road aiming dubbed as ‘your family optician’ was Monday opened to the public starting with two weeks free consultations. During the opening ceremony, Srikonth Vemvlori Optometrist they are dealing in spectacles, lenses and contact[…]

Street Life Family in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL), last Saturday conducted a cleaning exercise which attracted over 200 young people in the community. Speaking to Awoko, Corporate Relations Assistant, SLBL, Unisa Conteh stated that the environmental cleaning exercise was as a result of a community development action plan document signed between[…]

On Monday 26th September, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) launched the “Pay no Bribe” platform where citizens can anonymously report petty corruption and bribery. The ceremony took place at the Miata Conference Hall in Freetown. While he was giving the opening statement, the Deputy[…]

The Commissioners and Staff of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) wish to inform the eleven Registered Political Parties and the public of the death of the Chairman, Hon Justice. M.E. Tolla Thompson who passed away on Monday 26th September, 2016. The Commission expresses our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and the people of[…]

The opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington was a splashing win to end the week last Saturday. It was a star studded affair and most witnesses said the event was the biggest ceremony since last year's visit of the Pope. Traffic was six blocks long reducing vehicles to a crawl with seventeen security checkpoints before reaching the venue. Tickets to the event were sold out weeks and the presence of President Obama and former President George W. Bush pushed the ceremony to a sky high level. The museum was assessed as a symbol of recognition of the civil rights efforts from the days of slavery to the current era including artefacts and the achievements of greats like the late Mohamed Ali, civil rights icons, Ron Lewis, Jesse Jackson [...]
The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security Prof. Monty Jones, over the weekend took the lead in the beautification of Freetown by planting trees along major streets. . The Minister was on the streets planting flowers and ornamental trees as a demonstration of his Ministry's efforts in ensuring that the city of Freetown remain beautiful and protected. The exercise started at Hill Station. Planting the first tree, He described the exercise as symbolic and important, noting that it is the beginning of an effort in making Freetown a beautiful and attractive city compared to others in the sub-region. He noted that the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security is working in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other institutions for [...]