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National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) Chief Executive Officer, Retired Major Palo Conteh in his usual Wednesday press conference has said he is disappointed with Kerry Town because they are yet to be fully operational. However, he stopped short in his criticisms saying that even though they are not fully operational people should understand that they[…]

National Revenue Authority (NRA) has handed over a twenty-four (24) seater Toyota Mini bus to the administration and student body of Fourah Bay College (FBC) as part of their social corporate activities to help boost the college transportation system. Prominent personalities and dignitaries of NRA and FBC witnessed the commissioning of the bus by the[…]

The Minister of Energy, Ambassador Henry Macaulay, yesterday handed over to the management of the National Power Authority (NPA) 3000 (three thousand) prepaid meters and 2 Vending Station as a means of reducing the high demand for prepaid meters by customers. Handing over the meters and the Vending Station machines to the management of NPA,[…]

While making the official presentation of millions of Leones worth of household items to the Bo District Emergency Response Centre, the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Bo, Reverend Father Signor Timothy Gbondo affirmed that “the Catholic Church cares for everybody”. The Church he went on cares for people without taking into consideration their[…]

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay has toured the vast expanse of the old and new palm oil plantation sites of the Sierra Leone Palm Oil Production Project in Jong and Sogbini Chiefdoms, Bonthe District. As part of his assessment of the impact of the deadly Ebola disease[…]

As members of the forum on teenage pregnancy reduction met to discuss reproductive health issues, it was shocking to discover that there is an increase in teenage pregnancy, in the Country. This discovery was made during a meeting at the conference room in the ministry of health and sanitation, which was organised by the teenage[…]

By now every sierra Leonean is praying that the Ebola disappears as it is the most loathed enemy just now. When we talk about changing our attitudes, I really think the average Sierra Leonean only changes his or her attitude when compulsion is used. You see attitudinal change is like accountability and resisting corruption; compliance is only achieved in all these when the individual is forced. Suddenly Ebola has become part of our security apparatus forcing us to follow the road map. Ebola is also like the monkey; the higher it climbs the more it exposes its backside. Only that in this case it is really exposing the backsides of our poor service delivery dysfunctional systems, structures, procedures and processes. While the Ebola figures refuse to drop we are still struggling [...]
As the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease continues across the Country, two members of the Sierra Leone Chamber for Agric-Development Business, Sierra Mix/Benni Mix and Mountain Lion Agriculture, on Monday donated over 150 bags of locally produced rice and Benni Mix to people in quarantined homes in Bombali, Tonkolili, Port Loko, Kambia, Bo, Moyamba, Kenema, and Kailahun districts. According to the Chief Executive Officer and also the Co-Owner of Mountain Lion Agriculture Sierra Leone limited, Donald Ola Smart, he said that if the Country wants be among the most developed countries in the world, the authorities should pay more attention to Agriculture especially the private sector which is very vital in any country's development strides. He added that the idea of [...]
The world recognized and celebrated Tuesday the 23rd of September 2014 as World Climate Change Day. On this day an unprecedented number of world leaders, including 100 Heads of State and Government joined by more than 800 leaders from business, finance and civil society, attended the summit at the UN Head Office. At this summit, they challenged themselves to focus on a global vision for low-carbon economic growth, and agreed that actions to tackle Climate Change (CC) should advance on five fronts: Cutting emissions; Mobilizing money; Markets pricing carbons; Strengthening resilience and; Mobilizing new coalitions. The Executive Director of Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) Dr. Sama Monde said, “CSSL is motivated by the comprehensive and unified global vision that [...]

A non-governmental organization, ‘Football for a New Tomorrow Sierra Leone’ (FANT-SL) has collaborated with the Ministry of Sports in the fight against Ebola in the country. The organization launched its sensitization campaign on Tuesday November 25th 2014 in the office of the Deputy Sports Minister, Ismail Al Sankoh Conteh, whom they referred to as “the[…]