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Sierra Leone News: Civil Service recruitment is rigorous -Dr. Surrur

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The Head of the civil service and secretary to the cabinet, Dr. Ernest Sahid Surrur in an interview with Awoko says that, the civil service is an institution that has its root in the constitution, which represents the work force for the Government. He noted that since Colonial times, it is the responsibility of governments[...]

Sierra Leone News: NGO’s urged to support Business initiatives

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The Executive Director of African Community Internship Placement Programme (ACCIP) Simon EyramTsike-Sossahhas urged non- governmental organisations operating in Sierra Leone to support business initiatives that addressessocial and development needs. He made this statement at the commencement of an intensive training for staff of Christian Aid and their partners within the NGO community with the aim[...]

Sierra Leone News: Revenue Management Bill demanded

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Development partners on Tuesday demanded for a speedy enactment of the Revenue Management Bill after being shocked by the findings of the “Losing out-Sierra Leone’s Massive Revenue Losses from Tax Incentives” and the “Taxation and Inequality in Africa” Reports. This was disclosed in a position paper presented by the Co-ordinator of National Advocacy Coalition on[...]

Sierra Leone News: NIC dispenses Le550m benefits to retiring Policemen

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The National Insurance Company (NIC) in collaboration with FITCO Insurance on Tuesday at the Sierra Leone Police Head Quarters in Freetown started disbursing benefits worth Five Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le550 million) through its Police/Civil Service Group Life and Investment Scheme. The process started with the retirement payment of hundred and sixty-four,(164) police retirees,[...]

Sierra Leone News: Sex education is key to development -First Lady

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

At a round-table policy dialogue on Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) information in schools and the education curriculum, the First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma has said that sex education is the key to development. She was reacting to views from pupils and other stakeholders who spoke with regards to the introduction of SRH in the school[...]

Sierra Leone News: NIC dispenses Le550m benefits to retiring Policemen

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The National Insurance Company (NIC) in collaboration with FITCO Insurance on Tuesday at the Sierra Leone Police Head Quarters in Freetown started disbursing benefits worth Five Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le550 million) through its Police/Civil Service Group Life and Investment Scheme. The process started with the retirement payment of hundred and sixty-four,(164) police retirees,[...]

Sierra Leone News: At the Court Martial… Accused planned to cut off President’s head-Prosecution

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The ongoing Court Martial of  14 military personnel yesterday heard that the accused planned to kill President Koroma in Makeni in August 2013. This was revealed in the Prosecution’s 45-minute opening address by Gerald Soyei, who said that the accused agreed on a common design, including ‘decapitation’ of the President and execution of all cabinet[...]

Sierra Leone News: Parliament praises eight Presidential nominees

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

During debates yesterday on the approval of eight Presidential nominees in the Well of Parliament, the Honourable Member from Constituency 59 Tonkolili District, Hon. Hassan Sesay could not mince his words in mentioning that the nomination of Prof. Joe A.D. Alie, Magbely Fyle, Charlie Haffner among others, to serve specifically in the Monument and Relics[...]

Sierra Leone News: Salone is vulnerable to disaster- Minister of State

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Minister of State in the office of the Vice President, Harriette Turay says that the geography and topography of Sierra Leone makes us particularly vulnerable to disasters. She made this statement yesterday at Shangri-La Restaurant, while giving the keynote address and formally opening the workshop of the draft national disaster risk management policy, strategy and[...]

Sierra Leone News: IEARN Distributes 1,500 Bed Nets on Youth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

A Non-Governmental volunteers Organisation that provides educational services to students in the country, iEARN Youth Exchange and study Alumni celebrates Global Youth day by distributing one thousand five hundred (1,500)mosquitoes bed nets in two communities in Port Loko and Bombali districts respectively. The One thousand five hundred mosquitoes bed nets distribution over the weekend attracted[...]