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

As Christians yesterday started the holy journey of Lent, Archbishop Most Rev. Dr Edward Tamba Charles, called for God’s divine intervention as they observe another year of lent. He called for divine attention while celebrating mid-day mass as Catholics from all walks of life converged at the Sacred Heart Cathedral at Siaka Stevens Street. With[…]

The World Bank Country Manager for Sierra Leone, Parminder Brar, yesterday in a press briefing raised serious concern over the present Condition of the Joint Monitoring Centre that was set up to monitor illegal fishing along the coast of Sierra Leone. It could be recalled that the World Bank started work in developing the West[…]

The Publicity Secretary of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Rtd. Lt. Lahai Leema disclosed that the party will be conducting Lower Level elections after the 14 days of gazetting the Rules and Regulation binding the conduct of elections elapsed. In an interview with Awoko, Retired Lt. Leema disclosed that the Rules and Regulations[…]

A local non-governmental organization, Youth in Action for Development (YAD) in collaboration with its German partner, Fambul Tik e.V., has donated medical equipment to two Peripheral Health Units (PHUs) at Yarbaima town in Langurama Chiefdom and Blama town in the Small Bo Chiefdom in Kenema district. The items donated included 8 hospital beds, 8 mattresses,[…]

To further improve on the country’s energy sector, officials of TRANSCO Energy Company have updated the media on preparations to start the West Africa Power Pool Project. Briefing media men at its Freetown office, Aberdeen Road     in Freetown, the Finance and Administrative Manager of TRANSCO Energy Company, Jigba Yillah explained that plans are now[…]

The Campbell Family and members of Severn United Methodist Church of Severn in Maryland, United States of America are currently supporting pregnant women, school children, street kids and other vulnerable people in Sierra Leone. The Church on Monday 8th February 2016 donated antenatal care items to pregnant women at the Jenner Right Road Clinic in[…]

The Office of the UN Coordinator in collaboration with UniMak Planning and Development office has ended a day meeting with staff and students of the University  of Makeni on the new global development goals known as the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs). In his welcome statement, the Vice Chancellor of UniMak, Rev. Prof. Joseph A. Turay said UniMak had the vision on the type of world we want to live in. Meaning that sustainable development is a linchpin that suggests the type of world we want. Currently, the Vice Chancellor stated that every government, every institution, every sector is mainstreaming sustainable development into its policies, strategies and its activities, underscoring that our world is at its ecological point and if we are to save it sustainable [...]
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will today end a two-day training programme on environmental management module at the Civil Service Training College, Tower Hill. Environmental Governance and Mainstreaming Project team leader who also doubles as training facilitator, Jonathan Allotey explained that the training is to mainly build the capacity of EPA. “We are almost to the end of the project, so the product we've developed would have to take EPA for it to be able to use the product and that is why we are having this training to train them,” he explained. The facilitator also revealed that a staff manual would be developed, adding, “the Staff manual is to help the officers do their work better. This manual brings uniformity,” he averred, pointing out that the manual [...]
Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 on Siaka Stevens Street yesterday granted twenty million Leones bail to the accused, Abdul Raman Dukuray in an alleged sexual penetration matter. According to Magistrate Albert Moody, he is granting the accused bail based on the testimony of prosecution witness (PW1) in court. The accused was granted twenty five million Leones bail and must produce two sureties who must be residents of Western Area and those sureties must either have a valid driver's license, passport or a national identity card that must be tendered in court. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Tommy Zizier is the prosecution officer and lawyer J.M. Jengo is representing the accused in the matter. The accused was charged with sexual [...]
Staff of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) have completed a two day review session at the commission's headquarters, Tower Hill in Freetown. Acting Administrative and Human Resource Manager, Hawa Davies explained that the review will serve as a platform for the commission to re-examine past operations and redirect energies on the way forward. Josephine Lebbie, Acting Mediation and Programmes Manager, reminded staff of the commission's role and said the review session will focus on programming as well as strategize plans for an effective service delivery this 2016. Acting Registrar, Zainab Umu Moseray informed colleagues about the task ahead, therefore the review will be of immense assistance, chatting the way forward with a view to meeting the [...]