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

After some heated debate Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday accommodated the comments made by President Ernest Koroma on the Finance Act 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 58 (6) and section 106(7&8) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone. It could be recalled that Members of Parliament unanimously voted in support of the Finance Act[…]

Around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets will be distributed during a nationwide, door-to-door, mass distribution campaign between 1-10 June 2017 by the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The Maternal and Child Health Week (MCH) will be used as a platform to provide essential health services including: Free distribution[…]

As the Sierra Leone Government continues with its daunting task of providing quality education to the citizens of this nation, some well-meaning institutions like the Western Area Archdiocese of the Catholic Church of Sierra Leone, one of the religious institutions that really have done remarkable work in assisting government to establish learning institutions within the[…]

The United Nations Agency for International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sierra Leone is seeking diaspora medical practitioners to return home and help in hospitals. In a survey of diaspora Sierra Leone health care workers mapping conducted by IOM in 2013-2014, there are currently over 62,000 Sierra Leoneans with medical experience residing in the UK,[…]

There is the belief that people who transitioned from the world of corporate affairs into governance are somehow unfit or heavy-handed for the delicate and multi-faceted world of politics. But is there any evidence to support this claim? Are all individuals who were successful businessmen entering public service expected to behave roughly or savagely? Hardly[…]

Although Sierra Leone has shown encouraging trends in revenue mobilization growth in recent years, enormous challenges still remain. Board Chairman of the country’s tax administration authority, Alpha Muctar Jalloh, notes that these challenges are mainly macroeconomic and administrative. “It is a priority for the Government to strengthen tax administration, block leakages and inefficiencies which may[…]

Members of Parliament (MP), yesterday, 25 May 2017, unanimously approved Mr. Raymond Kai Gbekie, as the new Chief Executive of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Agency. The approval was done by 65 MPs including 42 from the All Peoples Congress (APC), 18 from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and 5 Paramount Chiefs[…]

Malaria Programme Manager of Ministry of Health, Dr. Samuel Smith has said that four out of 10 children that visit the medical centres across the country have malaria. He made this statement during the press briefing yesterday during the launching of Maternal and Child Health Week (MCHW), at Tower Hill. Dr. Smith said Sierra Leone[…]

Jesmed Foday-Mami Suma was arrested on the same day as 12 Njala University students on 24 March 2017, during a peaceful protest at the Cotton Tree in central Freetown. It is that Suma said, “If the government does not take action, we will make this country ungovernable,” which, according to the State, is tantamount to an act of sedition. On Tuesday, 28 March 2017, Jesmed Foday-Mami Suma, was granted Le100 bail condition for the offence of sedition and acting disorderly. In one of Suma's Court appearances, on 14 May 2017, he referred to three consecutive adjournments of his matter as “an injustice system that suppresses dissenting voices against the present government”. “I'm speaking against corruption which is stinking in the justice system and Magistrate Binneh [...]
Liberia will host four mid-year statutory meetings of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) beginning Thursday, 25 May 25 2017, which will be climaxed by the 51th Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on Sunday, 4 June 4 2017. A Foreign Ministry release said, the first in the series of statutory meetings, the 21st Meeting of the ECOWAS Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) takes place at the Monrovia City Hall in Monrovia from Thursday, May 25th - Sunday, May 28th, 2017. This Statutory Committee reviews all the administrative activities, work programs and the budget of the ECOWAS Commission and its Specialized Institutions and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers. Approximately 200 participants are expected [...]