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Sierra Leone News: With $51m funding… NACSA commence ‘Gietrenk’ projects

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: With $51m funding… NACSA commence ‘Gietrenk’ projects

The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) with funding from the Islamic Development Bank has commenced the second phase of the “Gietrenk’ projects which is a Sierra Leone Community Development Driven Programme (SLDD). Giving a background to the projects the Commissioner of NACSA Alie Badara Mansaray disclosed that the first phase of the project was[…]

Sierra Leone News: Chimps are 98.6% similar to human -Wild Life Officer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Chimps are 98.6% similar to human -Wild Life Officer

Chimpanzees are one of the four great apes and scientists say they are next to human in the animal kingdom. In terms of their DNA, they are 98.6 percent genetically similar to human”, says Wild Life Officer, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Moses Kappia. This was disclosed when Awoko reporters visited the Sanctuary and noticed that the[…]

Sierra Leone News: FCC ranks 8th in clock pass

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: FCC ranks 8th in clock pass

The Freetown City Council (FCC) has ranked 8th position in the annual clock pass. The clock pass is a system in the council used to assess the annual performance of various councils in the country. Addressing members of the press on Monday at the council’s office, the Mayor of the city, Franklyn Bode Gibson said[…]

Sierra Leone News: Minister calls on farmers to double yields

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Minister calls on farmers to double yields

The Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security Prof. Patrick Monty Jones has called on farmers to double up their effort in ensuring that the nation achieve the agenda for prosperity in the area of agriculture. He made this statement while addressing tree crop farmers at Chinese farm at Lambayama section in Kenema during his[…]

Sierra Leone News: Elections official reflects on democracy in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: Elections official reflects on democracy in Sierra Leone

Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh, Chairman of the National Electoral Commission, has spent over 26 years working on elections in Sierra Leone. On Monday he announced the release of three new books about elections in the country, to address what he believes is a lack of written material on the subject. While discussing his books with Awoko[…]

Sierra Leone News: NEC rejects ADP request…We have no confidence in the judiciary-Sec Gen

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: NEC rejects ADP request…We have no confidence in the judiciary-Sec Gen

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has rejected the request by the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) calling for a recount of the result of the just concluded bye-elections in Constituency 050 in the Port Loko District, the Interim Secretary General of the Party said “we have no confidence in the judiciary.” This statement was prompted by[…]

Sierra Leone News: China has been a trusted friend to Salone -Dep. Info. Minister

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: China has been a trusted friend to Salone  -Dep. Info. Minister

The Deputy Information and Communications Minister Cornelius Deveaux has told Awoko that since the bilateral relations between the two countries, they have been the most trusted friend in the development process of Sierra Leone. Mr Deveaux said since 1971 when the accord was signed, Sierra Leone has benefitted so much and they still look to[…]

Sierra Leone News: We have invested more than any other country -Shen Xiaokai

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Sierra Leone News: We have invested more than any other country  -Shen Xiaokai

China and Sierra Leone will celebrate 45 years of friendly relationship Friday 29th July, and the Economic Counselor of the Chinese Embassy said they have invested more than any other country to make Sierra Leone a better place. He said Sierra Leone needs more of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rather than aid, because with FDI[…]

Sierra Leone News: 1.4 million people die annually of Hepatitis

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Members of the National Alliance for Hepatitis (NAHSL) revealed that 1.4 million people die annually of the infectious disease known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, which affects hundreds of millions of people globally. The Director of Communications, NAHSL, Salieu Sesay informed newsmen at SLAJ Headquarters, that Hepatitis is a viral group of[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Current Situation of Children in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

There are several countries that are facing poverty in many aspects, particularly the children in Sierra Leone. According to the current report “2016-2018 Strategic Plan”, in Sierra Leone, statistically 55% of children are facing poverty and this hits them harder than anything since they are not aware of their predicaments. Besides poverty, there are many[…]