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Sierra Leone News:IPAS and partners assess the impact of Ebola on women

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:IPAS and partners assess the impact of Ebola on women

The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has caused distrust and fear in a large number of women and children to go to hospitals and other health facilities because their ailments could be classified as Ebola. To evaluate and ensure a reversal of adverse situation, IPAS and its partners including the Ministry of Health[…]

Sierra Leone News:Foreign Minister appeals for lifting of flight ban

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:Foreign Minister appeals for lifting of flight ban

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara has called on all flights to lift their ban, so that they can ease the pressure of travelling to and from Sierra Leone. Dr Samura Kamara made this statement yesterday during a short telephone interview, sighting that the time is now for more flights to[…]

Sierra Leone News: NRA unveils Customer Service Charter

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: NRA unveils Customer Service Charter

As a means of ensuring that their processes and procedures are taken to the door step of their various stakeholders and as a way of ensuring transparency and accountability towards their customers, the Management of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) yesterday launched their ‘Customer Service Charter’ at the Training Centre, Bangura Building, 17 Wellington Street.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mines Minister tells Parliament about AML and London Mining

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: Mines Minister tells Parliament about AML and London Mining

The Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray has briefed members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Mines and Mineral Resources on the general status and the operations of the mining sector in the country especially that of African Minerals Limited and the London Mining Company who are currently facing difficulties. Speaking to[…]

Sierra Leone News: AU calls for debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: AU calls for debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes has called on the international community to consider debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries as this would create the right conditions for recovery in their post-crisis phase. Speaking at the launch of the new ECA Report on the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Ebola Virus[…]

Sierra Leone News: World Bank Group approves $30m grant for Sierra Leone

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: World Bank Group approves $30m grant for Sierra Leone

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors Wednesday approved a US$30 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone in its efforts to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Ebola crisis. According to a press release issued by the Bank the $30milliongrant includes a “US$10 million grant from the World Bank[…]

Sierra Leone News:Debt relief urged for Ebola-affected countries

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Sierra Leone News:Debt relief urged for Ebola-affected countries

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have been urged to provide urgent debt relief to the three Ebola-hit countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – which are due to spend $100 million by the end of this year on external debt repayment. In 2015 the figure is expected to rise to $130[…]

Sierra Leone News: PaRD-SL provides stipend to over 1,000 trained Rural Youths on entrepreneurship

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Partners in Relief Development Sierra Leone (PaRD –SL) has provided stipend for over one thousand trained rural youths focused on value addition of processing Cassava, Rice and Oil Palm for entrepreneurship. The Government of Sierra Leone and the World Bank supervised the Integrated Project Administration Unit (IPAU) of MoFED in collaboration with the Ministry of[…]

Sierra Leone News:Water-tight security at Lungi Airport

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The confines of Sierra Leone’s international gateway; Lungi Airport, following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus disease, is under thorough security ambit, with the presence of British military personnel and Sierra Leone Army making it more glaring. The Management of the Airport, in its bid to maintain standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation,[…]

Sierra Leone News: GTB donates to PTS Ebola centre

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Sierra Leone News: GTB donates to PTS Ebola centre

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) yesterday donated food items worth Le200m to the Police Training School (PTS) Ebola treatment centre, Hastings, as their kind gesture towards the Ebola fight. According to GTB’s Assistant  General Manager and company secretary, Bintu Alhadi, the donation is part of the Bank’s strive towards the Ebola fight and to boost the[…]