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International Non-Governmental Organization, Greenpeace Africa, has exposed serious problems in Sierra Leone’s fishing industry. Four illegal fishing cases were discovered during their recent four-day visit to Sierra Leone in which they did a joint surveillance mission with fishery authorities. “These fishing vessels are causing the Sierra Leone government to lose millions of dollars of revenue[…]

John Sisay, an influential cog in the mining industry, a social entrepreneur and the lighthouse into the uncharted waters of corporate Sierra Leone, is now in pole-position in the race to clinch the flag of the ruling APC Party. Brilliantly navigating the leadership traffic jam at the APC; John has paid his dues and upended[…]

Greetings, and Welcome to you all! Deputy Chairman of the Court of the University of Sierra Leone Representative of the Minister of Education, Science and Technology Ministers of Government Members of Parliament Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps The Chairman, Tertiary Education Commission Deputy Vice-Chancellors of Fourah Bay College, the Institute of Public Administration[…]

Plan International Sierra Leone with other partners has held a one-day workshop on the Girls Education Challenge (GEC) at the Family Kingdom on Thursday to celebrate successes made on this project. Giving an overview of the progress made so far, Project Manager of GEC, Regina Saffa, said, “With education, girls and children with disabilities can[…]

Sierra Leone will join the world to commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25 with the theme, “End Malaria for Good”. This year marks the 10th commemoration of World Malaria Day. The goal is to call the attention of all people to eliminate malaria. The concept originated at the African Summit on Malaria in Abuja,[…]

The Internal Management System (IMS) Manager at Capital Trading Company (CTC), David Karimu Dugba, has assured the press in Kenema that the company will continue providing support to its registered farmers in the region. He said since Capital joined the UTZ Certification scheme in 2012, they have been engaging farmers by providing required training and[…]

It was much ado about something really the other day as many celebrated Easter in the glare of piercing heat that dribbled beads of sweat on the faces of the revellers. It was multiple years ago, many remembered, that the period of Easter had seen such sunshine; an old timer recollected adding “if we see[…]

To honour and keep the memories of their parents alive, the children of the late Francis and Effie Will have launched the “Franseffie Will Memorial Trust” for the Sunday school children of Bishop Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church in Freetown. The Trust will provide annual treats for children as well as school materials, clothing and toys. Margaret Silver is the youngest of six children born to the Will family; she told Awoko during the launch on Friday 21 April, that she was the brainchild behind the Trust. She said she had lived overseas and knows that children in the country where she comes from need more. She said every year she used to prepare treats for the children of the church but decided to turn this treat into a Trust. She added that the benefit will not [...]
The National Electoral Commission staff at Mosenesie Junction looked relaxed and comfortable with only three people in queue to register on Friday. Yaya Kargbo, NEC, said, “After the initial 28-days, the workload is far less. “There were challenges during that period,” Kargbo said, “but we have rectified those and the process is now every smooth.” Lahai Amara, a registrant, revealed his ordeal as why he was unable to register during the initial 28 days period. “Logistical challenges on the part of NEC and National Civil Registration Authority, densely populated centres with malfunctioning equipment, long distances between Registration Centres made the entire process very difficult and frustrating,” Amara said. “People sometimes slept at Centres just to [...]
The Eastern Regional Institutional Development Officer for Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Joe Ansu Foray, said, “The first phase of the three town water and sanitation project has come to an end at the construction and treatment plant site at Moala on the Kenema Liberia highway.” He said SALWACO has started connecting people who have paid, to the three-town water project facility. Foray stated that before connection, an individual has to express desire by filling a form after which the technical team will go out to survey the locality. Foray maintained that the cost for the form is Le10,000 but after the technical survey the cost for the connection will be paid to SALWACO before connection. The cost for the connection will be based on the distance from the main [...]