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Sierra Leone News: New bride off to High Court for allegedly stabbing husband

Monday, May 29th, 2017

At about 4:00 a.m. on 3 April 2017, at Kissy Brook in Freetown, Yelie Sama, allegedly stabbed her husband, Alhaji Mustapha Sama. Yealie and Sama got married on 5 March 2017 at Kissy Brook, in Freetown, just one month previous. Yealie was arrested on 10 April 2017 and after thorough investigations she was charged with[…]

Sierra Leone News: Finance Act 2017… Parliament should stand on its position – Hon Style Jengo

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Finance Act 2017… Parliament should stand on its position – Hon Style Jengo

After some heated debate Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday accommodated the comments made by President Ernest Koroma on the Finance Act 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 58 (6) and section 106(7&8) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone. It could be recalled that Members of Parliament unanimously voted in support of the Finance Act[…]

Sierra Leone News: 4.3million bednets to be distributed soon

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 4.3million bednets to be distributed soon

Around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets will be distributed during a nationwide, door-to-door, mass distribution campaign between 1-10 June 2017 by the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The Maternal and Child Health Week (MCH) will be used as a platform to provide essential health services including: Free distribution[…]

Sierra Leone News: THE MOST REVEREND ARCHBISHOP EDWARD TAMBA CHARLES OPENS ST. CATHERINE CATHOLIC PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL IN LAKKA COMMUNITY

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: THE MOST REVEREND ARCHBISHOP EDWARD TAMBA CHARLES OPENS ST. CATHERINE CATHOLIC PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL IN LAKKA COMMUNITY

As the Sierra Leone Government continues with its daunting task of providing quality education to the citizens of this nation, some well-meaning institutions like the Western Area Archdiocese of the Catholic Church of Sierra Leone, one of the religious institutions that really have done remarkable work in assisting government to establish learning institutions within the[…]

Sierra Leone News: IOM seeking diaspora medics to help Sierra Lone hospitals

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: IOM seeking diaspora medics to help Sierra Lone hospitals

The United Nations Agency for International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sierra Leone is seeking diaspora medical practitioners to return home and help in hospitals. In a survey of diaspora Sierra Leone health care workers mapping conducted by IOM in 2013-2014, there are currently over 62,000 Sierra Leoneans with medical experience residing in the UK,[…]

Sierra Leone News: WHY SIERRA LEONE NEEDS A BUSINESS ORIENTED LEADER

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: WHY SIERRA LEONE NEEDS A BUSINESS ORIENTED LEADER

There is the belief that people who transitioned from the world of corporate affairs into governance are somehow unfit or heavy-handed for the delicate and multi-faceted world of politics. But is there any evidence to support this claim? Are all individuals who were successful businessmen entering public service expected to behave roughly or savagely? Hardly[…]

Sierra Leone News: NRA Board Chairman bemoans revenue mobilization challenges

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: NRA Board Chairman bemoans revenue mobilization challenges

Although Sierra Leone has shown encouraging trends in revenue mobilization growth in recent years, enormous challenges still remain. Board Chairman of the country’s tax administration authority, Alpha Muctar Jalloh, notes that these challenges are mainly macroeconomic and administrative. “It is a priority for the Government to strengthen tax administration, block leakages and inefficiencies which may[…]

Sierra Leone News: Parliament approves Gbekie as SME CEO

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Parliament approves Gbekie as SME CEO

Members of Parliament (MP), yesterday, 25 May 2017, unanimously approved Mr. Raymond Kai Gbekie, as the new Chief Executive of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Agency. The approval was done by 65 MPs including 42 from the All Peoples Congress (APC), 18 from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and 5 Paramount Chiefs[…]

Sierra Leone News: 4 out of 10 children in Salone have malaria – Dr. Samuel Smith

Friday, May 26th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 4 out of 10 children in Salone have malaria – Dr. Samuel Smith

Malaria Programme Manager of Ministry of Health, Dr. Samuel Smith has said that four out of 10 children that visit the medical centres across the country have malaria. He made this statement during the press briefing yesterday during the launching of Maternal and Child Health Week (MCHW), at Tower Hill. Dr. Smith said Sierra Leone[…]

Sierra Leone News: NPD co-founder’s bail revoked

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Jesmed Foday-Mami Suma was arrested on the same day as 12 Njala University students on 24 March 2017, during a peaceful protest at the Cotton Tree in central Freetown. It is that Suma said, “If the government does not take action, we will make this country ungovernable,” which, according to the State, is tantamount to[…]