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

It was exactly 1:43pm yesterday, when the Executive flight of Ghanaian President, John Duramani Mahama touched down on the Freetown International Airport situated at Lungi, and received by President’s Ernest Bai Koroma’s high-powered entourage constituting ministers and foreign diplomats. The Ebola menace that has apparently ravaged the country in close to four months could not[...]

President Ernest Bai Koroma over the weekend, urged all Sierra Leoneans to be more focused and attentive in saving the country than asserting blames, as his Government will do all it can to save its citizens. President Ernest Bai Koroma made this appeal to the nation during his  one-day assessment trip to the construction site[...]

As a way of complementing and reinforcing their existing CDMA mobile service and a way of maintaining their dominance in the Telecom business in the country, Sierratel, Sierra Leone’s parent Telecom service provider yesterday launched their new landline network powered by the Fibre Optic. It aims at ensuring a unified and comprehensive communications solutions for[...]

Canon Jenner Buck, husband of the late Dr Olivette Buck and the Vicar-in-Charge of St Charles Parish Church, Regent has been tested negative of the Ebola Virus, while one of the daughters is positive and all necessary treatment is being administered on her to save her life. The late Dr Buck was the Medical Superintendent[...]

As part of his strategies to gain more support from Paramount Chiefs across the country in the fight against Ebola, the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah has insisted on traditional leaders’ pivotal roles in eradicating Ebola. While addressing Paramount Chiefs, Council authorities and other district authorities in Tonkolili district on Saturday 13th[...]

Health workers in 13 hospitals across the country are to receive two weeks incentive payments in according to government's directive. The beneficiaries who have submitted beneficiary staff list are; Pujehun, Kailahun, Kono, Kambia, Western Area Rural and Urban, Kenema, Koinadugu, Port Loko, Tonkolili, Bo, Emergency hospital Goderich and Connaught Hospital. According to a joint press release from Finance and Health Ministry, it states that “these payments are in fulfilment of the announcement issued by government for incentive payment to all health workers and volunteers effective September 2014.” The release went on to state that government has transferred Le6,000,000,000 (six billion leones to the Ebola response account as it is awaiting the World Bank fund to become [...]
The Deputy Minister of Political and Public Affairs Karamoh Kabba has said in the daily press briefing at the SLAJ hall said that government has projected a 15 to 20% surge in the EVD suspected cases from communities across the country during the “Ose to Ose Ebola tok.” The Minister went further to say that in preparedness for the three days Ose to Ose talk the emergency operation centre in collaboration with its partners has completed the training of the national supervisors for the three days. Training of the district supervisors has commenced and has completed yesterday while cascading training of national and districts supervisors to the bulk of the 21,000 volunteers will start today at local level. The Minister added that in response, the EOC has expanded the number [...]
The Medical Superintendent at the Kingharman Road Hospital, Brookfields has informed Awoko, that there is no strike action, and that operations at the hospital are normal. He revealed yesterday, that it was a surprise, when he heard that staff were to go on strike, if they are not paid their weekly stipend. Dr Sesay condemned the action of some staff, who went on radio threatening strike action, noting that they are fully aware that the staff list has been already approved and is presently with the Finance Directorate at the Health Ministry, for disbursement. He assured that he will ensure that those who are entitled to weekly stipend receive their monies before Friday, when the lock-down should start. The Medical Superintendent further said that in every institution, it is [...]
The prosecution counsel at the on-going court martial yesterday September 15, officially closed their case  against 14 Military personnel standing trial at the Military headquarters Cockerill in Freetown for alleged munity against the state. Before the proceedings, family members and sympathizers of the accused were in the courtroom waiting anxiously for the trial to commence and to ascertain the fate of their loved ones. The 14 accused appeared well-dressed in their military fatigues looking agile and anxious. Before closing the case, prosecution counsel headed by Principal State Prosecutor, Gerald Soyei made an application to the presiding Judge Advocate Otto During to re-open the prosecution's case with his discretion to submit two statements omitted during the previous [...]
Spokesman for the Chinese Embassy Xu Zhou, yesterday announced that China will send a Chinese team comprising of 59 personnel from Center for Disease Control (CDC) experts and a mobile laboratory to Sierra Leone tomorrow Wednesday, by chartered flight to strengthen Sierra Leone's endeavour to contain Ebola. He indicated that this was a decision made in consideration of the continuous spread of Ebola in the country and upon the request of the Sierra Leonean government, and it is another veritable gesture of solidarity of the Chinese Government and people to the Sierra Leonean Government. He noted that this is the third batch of China's humanitarian aid to support Sierra Leone in fighting Ebola. Previously, China provided two batches of emergency medical materials valued at RMB [...]