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

The chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Honourable Frank Kposowa has disclosed that he is very much disappointed “as the Tourism Ministry which is on pillar one of the Government Agenda for Prosperity is being starved.” “I am making a passionate plea to the President Ernest Bai Koroma to reduce[…]

In a bid to further develop electricity generation and distribution among ECOWAS countries, the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) has provided funds to revamp the electricity sector in Sierra Leone. With over six million ($6,000,000) United States Dollars; the WAPP project will rehabilitate both facilities of the Electricity Generation and Transmission Company (EGTC) and Electricity[…]

The Sierra Leone Sorghum Farmers Association on Wednesday 20th June, 2015 has organized a meeting with its members and also major partners, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited and various stakeholders including members of the press at the Brewery Headquarters, Wellington to discuss the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the demand for sorghum by the Brewery[…]

As part of their continuous effort in assisting ebola survivors and orphans within the Western Rural/Urban District, the Network of HIV/AIDS Positive in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS) have successfully completed the training of 28 radio listening groups with funds from Christian Aid. It could be recalled that NETHIPS’s original mandate is to provide care and support[…]

Since the declaration of an ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) on 25th May last year, young people nationwide have played an active role in the response. It is against this backdrop that the Ministry of Youth Affairs together with the National Youth Commission (NYC) and partners organized[…]

Eight candidates are vying for the presidency of the African Development Bank (ADB) in an election that would be held in Cote D’Ivoire today. Amongst the contestants, is Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Dr. Samura Mathew W. Kamara, who before his departure past week told media practitioners, “My vision is for the[…]

Unicef/Ben Hirsch Child Care/ Women in Development Programme on Thursday 21st May 2015, observed a one-day chiefdom cleansing and inauguration of recreational centre for all those who lost their lives and survivors and orphans as a result of Ebola in the Gaura chiefdom. The ceremony took place at Perri Fefewabu court barrie along the Kenema[…]

An Isreali national, Lipton Roman and three Sierra Leoneans were yesterday arrested at the Newton checkpoint by military personnel while carrying seven stones of diamonds, arms and ammunition and cannabis sativa. According to our source, the military personnel got a tip-off from the CID, around 1.30 pm that some people were coming to town with[…]

Lead prosecutor, Major Vincent Sowa has finally submitted his closing address on May 27 before judge Advocate Otto During, involving 13 military personnel for allegedly committing munity against the state in August 2013. Prosecutor Major Sowa said, “the prosecution hereby submits its closing address pursuant to rule 62 (1) of the court martial rule 2003, the said rule obliged us the prosecution to submit the closing address after we have adduced evidence for our case”. The prosecution made a presentation of a 25-page document to the court for all the 13 accused and for all counts charges but however the prosecution made an application to the Court for an amendment of count one which states 'conspiracy to commit munity' but should rather state 'committing a civil offence' [...]
Apart from education, preparing people for a better future generally helps a country to successfully follow its development plan. In addition, western education develops and creates critical minds that make people live above the pettiness of ordinary basic life. One African novelist once said that we go to school to be strangers in our own land. An educated person should combine intelligence and maturity. When colleges were colleges and universities were universities, students were taught mannerisms, etiquettes and were disciplined to live the good life of life of humans trained beyond the usual basic way of life. Most graduates today do not even know simple table etiquettes. Many are part of the uninformed compatriots who can drop filth everywhere with impunity. The phrase [...]