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Sierra Leone News: Limkokwing staff strikes over salary concerns

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

On Monday 3 September 2018, local staff of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology held a peaceful strike at their campus at Hill Station with regards to late salary payment and salary disparity between local and foreign staff. According to Principal Lecturer at the University, Sheiku Puta Kamara, they have tabled a number of things,[…]

Sierra Leone News: ACC continue scrutiny on NATCOM and passport deal

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

After several days in detention, Senesie Kallon, the newly appointed Managing Director of Sierratel, has fulfilled the bail of condition of Le2 billion set by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Kallon along with former National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM) Chair, Momoh Konteh and former NATCOM Director General, Victor Findley were arrested for misappropriations of funds on 8th[…]

Sierra Leone News: Magistrate threatens to discharge former APC Deputy Minister of Works

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Presiding Magistrate Bangura has threatened to discharge the matter involving Kadija O. Sesay, former Deputy Minister of Works under the All People’s Congress (APC) government at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court No.1 on Friday 31 August 2018. It was alleged that between 7 March 2018 and 19 April 2018, Sesay stole a Toyota Land[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africans are living longer, but… gains are at risk

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday 30 August 2018, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who need them most. The study, launched during the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee in[…]

Sierra Leone News: NaCSA prepares new school blocks for September 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

One key area of challenge that critics are raising doubt about in the actualization of the free education initiative are the structures to house the number of pupils expecting to benefit from the scheme. In line with this, the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) through its Sierra Leone Community Demand Driven Project (SLCDD II)[…]

Sierra Leone News: Le100 bail for accused impersonator

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Rashid Momoh was arrested on 10 July 2018 for allegedly forging a complementary card of Minister of Youth Affairs, Mohamed Orman Bangura. According to police prosecutor, I.S. Mansaray, the accused conspired with others intending to defraud the General Manager of Sierra Leone Fisheries Company in Kissy. The impersonator approached the fishing company pretending to be[…]

Sierra Leone News: SLRSA breached procurement consultancies worth Le1.4bn

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

A sample of transactions relating to procurement consultancies was reviewed during the course of the Auditor General’s audit of 2016 and it was discovered that the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) during the period 2014-2015 breached procurement procedures. The breach were in relation to the procurement of consultancies amounting to Le1.4billion (Le1,454,835,619), which was[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone ranked amongst the low potential eligibility for MCLs

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The proceeds of the Big Bond would be on‑lent to eligible African Development Fund (ADF) countries through Moderately Concessional Loans (MCLs). An interest rate of about 3 percent with 40 years’ maturity and 10 years’ grace are illustrative MCL terms. Such terms naturally raise concerns about debt sustainability. The ADF Policy Innovation Lab reviewed public[…]

Sierra Leone News: China to implement eight major initiatives with African countries

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

President Xi Jinping on Monday 3rd September 2018, said China will implement eight major initiatives with African countries in the next three years and beyond, covering fields such as industrial promotion, infrastructure connectivity, trade facilitation, and green development. Xi made the announcement in a keynote speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing[…]

Sierra Leone News: Victim testifies in home invasion case

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Abdulai Daboh alias “Alhaji” and a small group of friends allegedly robbed and assaulted Adama Sesay and Kadiatu Kamara at Easton Street on 28 June 2018. Daboh and two others were arrested. Daboh was the only accused charged to Court. He was charged with 10 counts of Robbery with Aggravation, Wounding contrary to Section 20[…]