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

The Minister of Finance Keifala Marah Thursday 10th July 2014 presented a supplementary budget to parliament, asking for an estimated Le266.4billion. In his preface the Minister told parliamentarians that after “implementation of the budget for the first six months, it became apparent that some revenue streams are not performing as expected.” He also noted, that[...]

The contract of the Chief Immigration Officer, Alpha Kholifa Koroma has been renewed. He has served in the position for the past six years. In an interview with Awoko, the CIO disclosed that this is the first time the contract of the Chief Immigration Officer has been renewed for a period of nine years and[...]

After spending two weeks in detention at the Pademba Road Prisons, the former Chief of Staff , State House, Dr. Richard Konteh, Alie Suma and Leslie Peter Crosby, were yesterday put on Le1bn (one billion Leones) bail each by Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 for allegedly conspiring to defraud the State. Before the start[...]

Management, staff, dealers and transport owners of the National Petroleum Company yesterday supported Government through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, in the fight against EBOLA. The total amount of support from the N.P Sierra Leone is Le 165,000,000 million, of which a cheque of Le 110,000,000 million was handed over to the Minister, Miatta[...]

It’s been said that money makes the world go ’round, and regardless of the validity of that claim, it at least is the main lubricant in the engine of governance. It was a hot day outside, but inside the Sierra Leonean Parliament building the air was cool. Dozens had filed into the main chamber to[...]

The Tourism sector approximately generated some $58.8million dollars in the local economy for the year 2013. According to figures released by the National Tourist Board this is revenue generated from local hotel accommodation, restaurants, transportation and souvenirs etc. These figures are computed from the internationally recognised formulae and guidelines used by the United Nations World[...]

The Premier Insurer Reliance Insurance and Trust Corporation (RITCORP) has posted an improved balance sheet of Le46 billion which is some Le11.8billion Leones over its 2012 figures. The company also posted improved revenues of Le5.8billion from its insurance premiums, which grew from Le21.2billion in 2012 to Le27billion in 2013 under its non life revenue account.[...]

African Minerals Limited’ phase two project at the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone could commence production as early as next year. The first phase of operations at Tonkolili has been the establishment of a sustainable production level of 20 million tonne per annum from the direct shipping ore portion of the ore body,[...]

Sula Iron & Gold has completed separate drilling programmes on the two iron ore types found at the Ferensola Project in Sierra Leone. The work, covering 6,835 metres of diamond drilling, was done on time and under budget.  In all it has drilled 73 holes to assess the potential that significant quantities of high-grade direct[...]

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) have officially opened their Regional Office in the Southern Region Headquarter Town of Bo around Bo Club House. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the office space the Mayor of Bo City Council Harold Tucker welcomed the presence of SLIEPA in the district with the mandate[...]