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Sierra Leone News: MP’s are not treating President Koroma’s speech with seriousness – Hon Rosaline Smith

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: MP’s are not treating President Koroma’s speech with seriousness – Hon Rosaline Smith

As the debate on President Ernest Bai Koroma’s opening address continues in Parliament, Honorable Rosaline Smith (APC) yesterday disclosed that Members of Parliament (MPs) are not treating the speech with seriousness. While making her own contributions to the discussion, she lamented that Sierra Leoneans are not living up to their own expectations. “Sierra Leone is[…]

Sierra Leone News: “No more 4 4 4 elections,”-Suliaman Tejan-Sie

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: “No more 4 4 4 elections,”-Suliaman Tejan-Sie

Barrister Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie, quoted passages from the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone and the Public Elections Act of 2012 and confirmed that it is impossible for Presidential and Parliamentary elections to be held at the same time in 2018. He continued and said that it would be unconstitutional. The presidential term of office expires[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mercury players win big Le2.7 billion!

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Mercury players win big  Le2.7 billion!

On Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 14,200 Mercury customers registered the biggest win in the history of lottery in Sierra Leone. The winners collected Le2.7 billion from the Nongowa draw in the 5/90 lottery draw. It is expected that the 14,200 winning tickets could have an average winning of Le 200,000 each. The lucky winners attended[…]

Sierra Leone News: 133 prisoners freed President shows mercy

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 133 prisoners freed  President shows mercy

Some were incarcerated unskilled and came out skilled. Some came out sick, while others hale and hearty. This was the state of some of the 65 subscribers of the male correctional service in Freetown at Pademba Road. On Thursday, 133 convicted inmates of Correctional Services, Sierra Leone, received President Ernest Bai Koroma’s prerogative of mercy.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Don Bosco launches Child-line 323

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Don Bosco launches Child-line 323

The situation of children and youth in Sierra Leone is alarming: HIV, child labour, rape, child trafficking, FGM, sexual abuse, unemployment, lack of opportunities to study, family problems, Ebola orphans exploited and living on the streets, underage girls living in a situation of prostitution, young people in conflict with the law, extreme poverty and marginalization.[…]

Sierra Leone News: Merucry players win big- Le2.7 billion!

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Merucry players win big- Le2.7 billion!

On Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 14,200 Mercury customers registered the biggest win in the history of lottery in Sierra Leone. The winners collected Le2.7 billion from the Nongowa draw in the 5/90 lottery draw. It is expected that the 14,200 winning tickets could have an average winning of Le 200,000 each. The lucky winners attended[…]

Sierra Leone News: NRA thanks China for Container Inspection Equipment

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: NRA thanks China for Container Inspection Equipment

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) Commissioner General Haja Kalla Kamara has thanked the Chinese Ambassador and his government for aiding them with Container Inspection Equipment that is now being installed at the Balamuya Checkpoint in Kambia. Signing the documents yesterday at the Chinese Embassy in Wilberforce Loop, the Commissioner General said China has been a[…]

Sierra Leone News: MANIPULATING CONSUMER SENTIMENTS

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: MANIPULATING CONSUMER SENTIMENTS

Whereas the nation as a whole had to cope with austerity measures attendant upon the twin shocks from the Ebola virus disease outbreak and the slump in global commodity prices, yours truly like a good many of his compatriots eking their living on inconspicuous but legitimate hand-to-mouth basis suffered from four more shocks rippling from[…]

Sierra Leone News: SLEITI reports identifies problems in extractives

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: SLEITI reports identifies problems in extractives

The Sierra Leone Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (SLEITI), yesterday, disclosed three years of audit reports on the mining and extractive sectors highlighting discrepancies and a lack of compliance. According to the SLEITI National Coordinator, Mina Horace, the audit focused on reports from 2012, 2013 and 2014. She said the report focused on mining, oil and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Guma: East End of Freetown Needs Water

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Guma: East End of Freetown Needs Water

You can say it again that the Guma Valley Water Company responsible for providing pipe borne water for the western Area is moribund and must be harshly overhauled if especially the people of East End of Freetown are not to die of thirst and disease. Remember that over some 40% of diseases that kill we[…]