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Water is the most highly sought after commodity in Sierra Leone because people cannot do without it, and yet there is an acute water shortage across the country. The Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Guma Valley Water Company, National Water Resources Management Agency on Tuesday 19 March 2019 held[…]

The second highest decision-making body of the All Peoples Congress (APC) has crossed the rubicon over non-participation in any future election that is going to be conducted by Sierra Leone’s electoral body under the leadership of Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh. The National Advisory Committee (NAC) has released a statement to give blackout to what it’s described as[…]

Female students pursuing sciences in tertiary institutions in Sierra Leone will soon receive grants-in-aid to assist them with tuition fees. President Julius Maada Bio made this ambitious announcement when he addressed academics and students during a forum on Sierra Leone organised by the Centre for African Studies, Harvard University. Delivering his address on Friday 8 March 2019,[…]

According to the former accountant in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Bashiru Kamara, the youth in drainage project received over Le25 billion into their account with Rokel Commercial Bank. As of the 28th February 2019 a little over Le2.8 million was in the account of the project. “The youth in drainage project has been put[…]

The Technical Manager for the youth village, Juana Koroma, said that the national youth village project struggled due to a lack of adequate funding from the Government of Sierra Leone. The youth village project was meant to provide livelihood training for youths. Koroma testified on Monday 18 March 2019 before Commissioner Biobele Georgewill of the Commission[…]

During the cross examination of Director of Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Henry Kargbo has said that fertilizer bidding documents shown to him are confusing. Lansana Dumbuya, testified that even though on the face of each document the description stated was 20:20:20 (Granular) the technical specification detailed something else.[…]

The Torma Bum-Gbondapi Rice Development Project will be launched in April. The project, the first of its kind in the sub region, is worth $550 million USD, of which one $100 million USD will be the Government’s contribution and the remaining $450 million will be paid by donor partners. The Minister said, 185 hectares of lake will[…]

On Saturday 16 March 2019, a new National Petroleum (NP) fuel station was opened in the Wara Wara Chiefdom in Kabala. The General Manager of NP, Kobi Walker, said, “The people of Kabala… today NP is here because we believe in you to take care of this property. We know how important you are in the[…]

Orange mobile network that took over Celtel is preparing to launch 4G into Sierra Leone market in April. The Marketing Director, Lauren Kiba, said the launch of the 4G network is part of their $33 million dollar investment in Sierra Leone as they work towards providing quality services to their customers, and making sure that every[…]

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Monday 18 March 2019, at the Public Health National Emergency office at Cockeril opened the new rebranded 117 office that will serve the country on emergencies. Director of Public Health, Dr. Mohamed Vandi, stated that 117 has been in existence since the Ebola crisis and was very instrumental during[…]