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

Following the reinstatement of the suspended General Manager Dr. Zubairu Ahmed Kalokoh and Deputy General Manager Dennis Garvey of the National Power Authority (NPA), over 800 workers were scattered in and out of NPA at Percival Street demanding explanations with regards the fluctuation of administration. The incident took place on Monday July 21st in a[...]

Health workers attached to the government hospital in Kenema are demanding for the relocation of the Ebola management unit from the government hospital compound to another place out of the city to be name Ebola camp as it is being done in Kailahun district. They says the chiefs in the district has vase land to[...]

The issue of corruption in Sierra Leone is not a novel one. Almost every sector of both public and private life is riddled with instances of forced bribery, defrauding, and other grim commonalities. But of course this is not news to anyone. In fact, a recent survey by the Centre for Development and Security Analysis[...]

Director of Reproductive and Child Health, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr Samuel A. S Kargbo recently called on Paramount chiefs and section chiefs of Kukuna headquarter Town in Bramaia Chiefdom and Madina in Tonkor Limba Chiefdom Kambia District to introduce a Savings and Loan Scheme Initiative to help pregnant women, who are in desperate[...]

Staff of the Eastern Regional office of the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Company (SLPMC) in Kenema city in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Government of Sierra Leone and Development partners on Monday 21st July 2014 embarked on Ebola sensitization drive of its farmers and the community in Kenema city. The team[...]

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme-Sierra Leone (WAAPP-SL) has secured and handed over about 15 Nissan hard body vans, nine station wagons and 64 brand new motorbikes to implementing partners, a gesture of promoting productivity in the agricultural sector. The key implementing partners are Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI), the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry[...]

A man, John Sheriff, a welder of 82 Blama Road in Kenema city has been sentenced to twelve months imprisonment or to pay an alternative fine of Le 400, 000 (four hundred thousand Leones) when he made his first and last appearance before presiding Magistrate Alhaji S. Koroma in the Magistrate Court in Kenema. According to the Prosecutor, ASP Didi Lahai of the Legal Justice and Support Department of the Kenema Police Division, the accused person on the 9th July 2014 along Blama Road did refer to nurses namely, Isata Moijue, Salaymatu Kawa and Mary Muana as Ebola Nurses there by provoking them to their annoyance. The accused was subsequently arrested following a report made against him by the trio nurses and whisked to the Kenema Police Division where he was later charged to [...]

Blama Road in Kenema city is becoming dangerous day by day because of its deplorable condition which has resulted in dozens of accidents involving vehicles and motorbikes. Blama Road is one of the major thoroughfares in Kenema city stretching from the center of the city to the Wahman Abu Main Road to Bo. It is[...]

The Committee on Appointment and the Public Service yesterday concluded screening process of two Presidential nominees: the Deputy Central Bank Governor and the Deputy Minister of Energy. At Committee Room I in the House of Parliament, the two nominees: Dr. Ibrahim Stevens; proposed Deputy Bank Governor and Ishmael S. Koroma; proposed Deputy Minister of Energy I-Distribution and Supply were interviewed on their competencies and experience to effectively handle the positions for which they are being nominated. Just as his boss was queried, the Deputy Governor was, in the mist of members of the Committee, inundated with issues bordering on the current state of the Central Bank, paramount among which are inflation and the issue of ensuring macro-economic policy for the betterment [...]
After lots of finger pointing as to how Singapore outran many African countries in growing vital agricultural exports like palm oil, the Asiatic country is reaching out to bridge the gap. For two days in August, the Singapore-Africa Business Forum will get going on the 27th and 28th August to develop trade opportunities and partnership under the theme, ''fostering investment, trade and thoughtful leadership between Asia and Africa.'' Since 2010, the ASBF has linked over a thousand business and government leaders from some 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between the two continents. Key topics to be tackled include issues impeding the strategic economic growth of both regions. Singapore has over the years been singled out as the hub of investment in Asia [...]