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

Considering the humble background of James Africanus Beale Horton, the simple beginnings of the son of a liberated slave born and raised in the primeval mountain village environment of Gloucester in the mid-19th century was honoured with an unveiling of his statue at the Wilberforce roundabout. The Krio Disendant Yunion (KDY) on Thursday 6th December 2018[…]

Sierra Leone and the Gates Foundation strengthened their relationship over the weekend in South Africa where President Bio secured the latter’s support for an Innovation in Government Incubator at the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation. President Maada Bio was at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg with other world leaders. “We have to first rely[…]

With the increase in sensitization and awareness raising, the Director of National Aids Secretariat, Dr. Momodu Sesay has disclosed they will continue to make HIV/AIDS a non-threat in Sierra Leone with the aim of eradicating HIV/AIDS by the year 2030. He made this disclosure at the Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS) delegates conference[…]

On Thursday 6th November 2018, pupils of the Government Rokel Secondary School benefited from the IMATT College community support initiatives programme called ‘street law’, as they were engaged on the Child Rights Act of 2007. It is a public legal education programme supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, targeting various secondary schools. The[…]

The Community Empowerment for Peace and Agricultural Development (CEPAD) Sierra Leone with support from UNDP under the local governance and economic development unit dished out Le7,200,000 each to ten medium enterprise development entrepreneurs from Jawie and Upper Bambara chiefdoms in the Kailahun district. The beneficiaries were given capacity building training in Daru chiefdom Kailahun, which covered[…]

The National Scrabble Association has ended a day-long seminar for training of trainers at the Atlantic Hall Siaka Steven stadium hostel on Thursday 6th December 2018. According to Martin W. Conteh, the theme of the day was, “Scrabble – A Tool for learning.” The Association held this seminar for training of trainers which most of the[…]

As the mini-league takes the centre stage, the Millamac Football foundation inter-community league final on Sunday 9th December 2018 is between Cockle Bay Community and Dorcoty Community at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. Emmanuel Sesay, who has been following the league from the start, said the league was tense as over the past months a[…]

The Right to Access Information Commission established by the Right to Access Information Act, 2013 has launched the proactive disclosure components of the law that governs all public authorities on Thursday 6th December 2018 at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown. The theme of the meeting was, “Proactive Disclosure for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance.” According[…]

The schools in the entire Kailahun District lack learning facilities for persons with disabilities, according to the District representative for the Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues (SLUDI), Francis Tucker. Since the government launched the free, quality education initiative, people living with disabilities in Kailahun are yet to fully benefit from the package disclosing learning materials such as braille reading materials, hearing devices, sign language interpreters are nowhere to be found. The SLUDI Kailahun District representative maintained they have been marginalized for far too long by society, disclosing when former President Koroma launched the free health care he made provision for persons with disabilities but in actual fact they were not benefitting from that [...]
According to the Board Secretary of the Independent Police Complaints Board (IPCB), Emerlin George, staffing and mobility are serious challenges for the Board. On Thursday 6 November 2018, in New England Ville, the IPCB held a meeting with the theme, “IPCB as trust and confidence builder, and how to ensure justice for all, using the medium of youth engagement and involvement.” George said the lack of human capacity stands as a serious threat to the Board. Another challenge she highlighted is the lack of an enactment of an Act from Parliament that will govern the functions of the IPCB. She said their principal mandate is to secure and maintain public confidence in its complaint and investigation system, adding that the IPCB “as an independent civilian oversight body [...]