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Flaming Evangelical Ministries yesterday became the first Pentecostal Church in Sierra Leone to join the Ebola fight by giving Le100 million, 200 bags of rice, 200 buckets with taps  and sanitizers  to the govenrment and to the affected people in Kailahun and Kenema districts to help combat the spread of the disease. In a joint[...]

The National Coordinator for Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), Valnora Edwin has noted that the Ebola prevention campaign in the country can better be successful, if more technocrats are incorporated in the team of the presidential task force. Madam Edwin made this recommendation during an interview with Awoko on Wednesday at her Tengbeh Town office[...]

Following their Le220 million Leones donation to government earlier this month, Koidu Limited on Friday, August 22, 2014, donated the sum of Le44 million  to the Kono District Ebola Task Force, to boost their efforts in the fight against the Ebola virus. A letter bearing this news was presented to the Senior District Officer, Ibrahim[...]

Police in Kenema have issued stern warning to bike riders to desist from overloading of passengers. The Kenema District Traffic Officer, Inspector Mustapha Turay said the warning is not limited to Kenema city, but the entire district. He emphasized that any rider caught in violation of this warning “will face the full penalty of the[...]

The Constituency Development Fund that has been dished out to Members of Parliament is presently being felt in constituency 98, Wellington in the East end of Freetown, where its representative, Hon. Kelfala Sheku Conteh, has facilitated a massive sensitization on the Ebola outbreak. The Wellington Community Centre played host to members drawn from each sub-community[...]

An International Non-Governmental Organization, Wealthungerhilfe (WHH) has in an effort to compliment government in the fight against the Ebola virus has started donating some food and non-food items to various quarantined houses within the Kenema municipality. Formally presenting the items to the Resident Minister east Hon. Maya Moiwo Kaikai at one of the quarantined areas[...]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the only laboratory in Kailahun has been closed temporarily. Also the WHO has withdrawn all its staff from the area hardest hit  by the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. This comes after a Senegalese Epidemiologist working for the organisation tested positive for Ebola. The WHO says their workers need detraumatize and the cause of the infection  needs investigation. Also it is reported that the MSF has pulled back some of their staff from the district saying it is for rest and recovery. Staff of MSF, the report said, since the first reported case of EBOLA, had been very active in Kailahun, to attend to both suspected and confirmed cases, and this they handled effectively with no infection rate on staff of MSF. The [...]
Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Willy Ngana, has assured its loyal customers, consumers and stakeholders, that the Brewery has no plans of shutting down operations and that it will continue to operate during this trying period and also to support the Government in the collective fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. This assurance came as a result of what was published in the Daily Express Newspaper of 22nd August, 2014. Sierra Leone Brewery Limited is a reputable and professional institution with good brewing track record which has catapulted the Company to be recognized as the nation's premier brewer with award winning products such as Star Lager Beer, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Maltina Non Alcoholic Drink and Mutzig Lager Beer, he said “We [...]
The National Social Security Trust (NASSIT) has offered its land in Bo for a treatment Centre as part of the Ebola war. In an interview with Awoko, the NASSIT Director-General Joseph Mans said that they were approached by the MSF for a treatment Centre in Bo were the figures of those being infected was increasing. As a result of their responsibility to the citizens of Sierra Leone, he explained that their 80 acres of land opposite the Bo stadium, where they had built  some low-income houses was given to assist in this Ebola emergency. He explained that four of the houses were to be used as residence for the health personnel, while far away from the houses; the treatment centre was to be built for Ebola patients. He explained that the entrance to the treatment centre is far [...]
Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2, yesterday sentenced a farmer and a palm-wine tapper, Sorie Koroma and Santigie Turay respectively, for allegedly possessing small fire arms without licenses. Both accused pleaded guilty to two count charges of possession of small arms without licenses contrary to section 19(2) of the Arms and Ammunition Act No.14 of 1955, as repealed and replaced by section 19(2a) of the Arms and Ammunition Act No.17 of 1974. According to the particulars of offence, both accused on Saturday 1st June 2014 at Paw- Paw village, Western Area, were found in possession of two shot guns with two empty cartridge shells without licenses. Magistrate Kamanda in delivering his sentence, stated that both accused pleaded guilty to the charges, as a way of saving the [...]