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As consumer of the Electricity Distribution Supply Agency (EDSA) energy, Member of Parliament (MP) representing constituency 068, Bo district, Hon. Foday Rado Yokie yesterday disclosed that the immunity clause covering the former National Power Authority (NPA) now EDSA must be removed from the institution. It could be recalled that in the recent past there has[…]

Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday unanimously ratified the grant agreement between Sierra Leone and the African Development Bank (ADB) that was laid on the table of Parliament on the 2nd February 2016 with total grant of seven hundred and fifty thousand US Dollars ($750,000). Presenting the Bill to MPs for deliberation, the Deputy Minister of[…]

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has today commenced the 2016 National Portfolio Review of development projects funded by partners of the Government of Sierra Leone. The exercise will re-evaluate more than eighty (80) ongoing projects that are directly funded by Development Partners (DPS) across government. The exercise expected to end on 15th February[…]

The album of Sierra Leone Number 1 hit song ‘Vanity’ would be officially launched at the Family Kingdom come Valentine’s Day February 14. In an interview with Abdul-razak Kanu, stage name Arkman, he revealed to Awoko Entertainment that the show endeavours to bridge the gap between social strata that is why provision is made for[…]

Ebola prevention kits worth over thirty million Leones (Le30,000,000) were yesterday donated by the Anglican Diocese in Freetown to six primary schools in Western Area. The items included thermometers, hand wash, sanitizers, latex gloves, veronica buckets, waste bucket and Aqua tabs, were contribution from the Holy Trinity Wall Street, New York. The schools that received[…]

As part of fulfilling their Corporate Social Responsibility to communities in Kenema district, Punjab Trading Centre of 108 Hangha Road in Kenema has donated 60 benches and desks to four primary schools in Kenema city. Among the schools that benefited were UMC Primary School in Burma, Provincial Primary school, Methodist Primary School and Charitable Primary School. The donation ceremony took place at the Kenema City Council (KCC) hall along Reservation Road in Kenema. The Chairperson of the programme, Councillor Mohamed Sam described Punjab as the only company in the eastern region that is largely responding to its corporate responsibility thereby making its presence recognize by all and sundry. Councillor Mohamed Sam disclosed that many people living in the area where [...]
As they commenced a three day “Ebola Bye Bye Project Partner Training”, Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) in collaboration with Culture Radio has donated news gathering and production equipment in the form of laptops, recorders and smartphones and ear phones to some radio journalists in Sierra Leone. The donation took place recently at the Culture Radio Hall situated at Fort Street in Freetown, during the official opening of the workshop. The Executive Director of Culture Radio, Elijah Gregra, told Awoko that the donation and the workshop were done in order to capacitate selected radio stations in areas that have not experienced the outbreak of the ebola virus disease. He said it “is the media that can purely educate the public on ebola”, adding that the idea [...]

Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo during the Chinese New Year celebration on Tuesday at the Embassy told guests that China’s post-ebola help to Sierra Leone has already started as they are working with the government to build a better Sierra Leone. Ambassador Zhao said after discussing with President Koroma, President Xi Jinping has[…]

The interim executive of Malimba has said that the group seeks to “move the Limbas from the corners and to the Centre.” In a recent press conference held at the Limba Church hall, Fort Street, interim Chairman of Malimba, Bishop Tamba Alieu Koroma explained that it was the late President Siaka Stevens who formed the 'Akutay', which was initially a Limba friendship group until it was infiltrated by other tribes during the reigns of Siaka Stevens' successor, Joseph Saidu Momoh. He added that during this time the group's agenda was transformed and it became political and it subsequent activities left a bitter taste in the mouth of Sierra Leoneans. However, since the end of the war the Limbas have been in the shadow of the helm of the nation's activities; this led to the [...]
Senior State Counsel, Simeon Allieu in the just concluded case between the Malen Land Owners Association and Socfin Agricultural Company, yesterday objected to the judgement passed by Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards at the Bo High Court. The State Counsel cum Prosecutor pleaded: “I want you to use the appropriate judgement on these people.” Meanwhile, before the plea of the Prosecutor, Justice Edwards had passed a fine of Le15 000 000 (fifteen million Leones) each on the 2 count charge on former Member of Parliament, Shiaka Musa Sama; Kenie James Blango; Sia Mattia; Lahai Sellu; Musa Sellu and Foday Sellu. The ex-MP Siaka Sama, who is the Spokesperson for the Association, was given an additional fine of Le60 000 000 (sixty million Leones) on the third count of [...]