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Sierra Leone News: GTBank wins Bank of the Year award

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: GTBank wins Bank of the Year award

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has won the award for ‘Bank of the Year Nigeria,’ for the second year in a row. The bank won the award at The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards. GTBank Sierra Leone Limited, a subsidiary of GTBank was also recognised as the ‘Bank of the Year Sierra Leone’ at the[…]

Sierra Leone News: LEWAF shares over Le2b among women

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: LEWAF shares over Le2b among women

The Lady Ellen Women’s Aid Foundation held their annual share-out under the community women savings and loaning scheme on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at their office in Freetown. In his statement, the Executive Director, Mohamed B. Jalloh, said the women empowerment scheme is undertaken every year with the 52 women’s groups of LEWAF. During the share[…]

Sierra Leone News: IMF, World Bank, WAIFEM Mission trains officials on DMS developmentDeveloping a debt management strategy with IMF, World Bank and WAIFEM

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: IMF, World Bank, WAIFEM Mission trains officials on DMS developmentDeveloping a debt management strategy with IMF, World Bank and WAIFEM

In Sierra Leone, the infrastructure needs are huge and a lot of resources are required per year for public and private investment in order to bridge the infrastructure gap. In this regard, governments past and present have taken recourse to increase borrowing to meet the resource shortfall, leading to rapid accumulation of public sector debt. This has[…]

Sierra Leone News: Country coverage of HIV services is low – NAS Boss

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Country coverage of HIV services is low – NAS Boss

In the mid-term review (MTR) of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2016-2020 of the National HIV/AIDS Secretariat (NAS) has discovered that the country coverage of HIV services is low. The MTR was commissioned was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of strategies in the NSP. Presenting the findings of the review, Director General of[…]

Sierra Leone News: MOHS alleged corruption trial continues

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The ACC lead prosecutor, Andrew Demby has on Wednesday 5 November 2018 submitted documents obtained during the course of investigation in respect of the corruption matters at the Centre Medical Store. The documents form part of the evidence according to Demby including the report of the internal auditor at the Medical Store, inventory of stocks, a[…]

Sierra Leone News: Judge rules “honest mistake” in Minister Kabba’s bigamy case

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

In September 2015, the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alie Kabba, was charged with bigamy by his former wife, Finda Diana Konomanyi. It was alleged that Kabba was still married to Edith Kabba when he married Diana Konomanyi; the former Minister of Lands under the APC led government. He was arrested by the police and charged[…]

Sierra Leone News: Black Tuesday calls for tougher laws against rapists

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Sierra Leone is contemplating reviewing its laws to make it easier to prosecute rapists, the country’s Justice Minister has disclosed. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Priscilla Schwartz, was quoted on Tuesday 4 December 2018, as saying the idea is to place the burden of proof of guilt on the accused, rather than the accuser. Schwartz[…]

Sierra Leone News: Foreign Affairs Ministry vote left out subcommittee Report

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocation for 2019 in the Appropriation Bill was yesterday left out of Committee of Supply subcommittee One Report that was approved to form part of the 2019 Budget by Parliament. The reason for it to be left out was as a result of a decision reached by the Speaker, Hon Abass[…]

Sierra Leone News: Freetown East still crying for water

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

When people say, “water is life,” I wonder if this really resonates with the people of Freetown East? The many unresolved challenges over the decades, from one regime to another, definitely keep coming back hitting us on the head and giving us long spells of dizziness. The rainy season has ended and the water problem[…]

Sierra Leone News: …As Sierra Leone commemorates World Aids Day–President Bio challenges everyone to know their status

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

In his maiden speech to commemorate World Aids Day in Bo, President Julius Maada Bio has challenged everyone to know their status, and be safe. He encouraged everyone to become an activist and replicate the message that HIV/AIDS is real. HIV/AIDs he said is an existential threat to the nation as they struggle to harness its[…]