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Sierra Leone News: Maintaining zero ebola cases in Kailahun…35 surveillance officers capacitated

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Maintaining zero ebola cases in Kailahun…35 surveillance officers capacitated

Maintaining zero ebola case involves the collective effort of all especially in the area of surveillance which is the back bone of outbreak response in health care delivery system that of investigation, collection, collation, analysis, interpretation of information where action can be taken. It could be noted that Kailahun District consist of 14 chiefdoms and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Kudos! Ministry of Education

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The last time I checked most of our politicians, the moment they lose political position, they go into politically oblivious wilderness and some never emerge again until we hear their obituary and all we are left to say is “Mek God gi am good road”. In fact I am totally against this wish when people[…]

Sierra Leone News:INDISCIPLINE & CORRUPTION AT YOUYI BUILDING

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Youyi Building parking lot is full again; full of derelict vehicles that spend their days and nights there, including some that have not been moved for weeks; full of indiscipline and corruption that is being organized by the security guards and police whose very duty it is to keep the place clean and organized. This[…]

Sierra Leone News: Who Lets The Dogs Out?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep moving. It is when people face wrong directions that they struggle to find their way. This small nation has seen so much trouble and we have stayed so resilient that we are now qualified to survive anything. What i8s so troubling[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Saints and sinners and so would winners and losers come together on May 29 for the inauguration of Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari. Taking in the country’s religious leaning, there would be bible-thumping and bead-rattling as recitals reminding all that the country still needs the religious touch to pull through. After the partying will be over,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Trade Facilitation and Border Security: Striking the Right Balance

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Trade Facilitation and Border Security: Striking the Right Balance

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) was established through an Act of Parliament, the NRA Act of 2002 with the core mandate of assessing and collecting revenues on behalf of the government. In addition to this, it is responsible for trade facilitation, border control and management. The NRA has over the past years modernized processes and[…]

Sierra Leone News: How Functional Are Our Commissions?

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Looking at it from just the surface, you might think that state craft is as easy as gulping cold star beer on a Saturday evening. But really it is far beyond that. It encompasses the deliberate and intentional actions to ensure certain elements of good governance like good health; acquisition of knowledge and access to[…]

Sierra Leone News: A STITCH IN TIME…

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

For years the Auditor-General has been sounding the alarm about poor financial controls and mismanaged public funds in her annual report  alarm bells that appear to have been consistently ignored. Finally the chickens have come home to roost… On 6 February, 2015, the Auditor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone presented an audit report[…]

Sierra Leone News: No Prosperity with Corruption

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Not that Sierra Leoneans do not recognize that corruption is a major bane in our country, but when it prevents us from getting that juicy grant like the Millennium Challenge Corporation grant like it happened the last time, we have every right to be terribly concerned. When it comes to dealing with corruption, there are[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Burundi is in dire trouble these days. Since early April when the ruling CNDD-FDD party gave the nod to President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term, the country has been engulfed in strife, sending thousands of Burundians across the border to Rwanda with which it shares the epitaph of infamous Rwandan genocide. So[…]