On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Sierra Leone foreign-based player, Sheka Fofanah, who is moving to Oman to play for Al Nasr on a one year contract says “I’m happy and looking forward to learning from a new experience. Playing time is most important to me. I want to score goals for this club and help them as much as possible,”[…]

The Regional Football Association media team has said that ahead of the 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Senegal, the Sierra Leone U-17 team is expected to play friendly matches in Makeni. According to Northern Region Football Association (NRFA) Chair, Brima Jalloh, the three day trial is to give players an opportunity to[…]

The West Africa Football Union (WAFU) announced the U-17 female tournament will be held in November for eleven days featuring 9 countries. According to the Secretary General of WAFU, Jammeh Bojang, the sport facilities and hotels in Bo, Makeni and Kono are satisfactory and could host the tournament. Upon arrival in Kono, the SLFA-WAFU delegation[…]

The Sierra Leone government has urged hospitality businesses to strike a balance between profit making and environmental protection. Tourism Minister, Memunatu Pratt said Tuesday 14 August 2018, business people should ensure that while they grow their businesses, they seek to prevent practices that threaten the environment. The Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure and the hospitality sector[…]

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament will be sending the former Procurement Officer (fPO) of Kono District Council to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to be investigated over Le72 million. At the PAC hearing in Kenema, yesterday, 16 August 2018, the Council faced the Committee to respond to queries raised by the[…]

The Minister of State, Office of the Vice President, Francess Algalie, yesterday launched the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU) mid-term evaluation report, at the Radisson Blu, Mammy Yoko Hotel, Aberdeen. In her keynote address, Francess said, “I believe we are on track to achieving the objectives of the threshold program by 2020.” However, she noted[…]

On 15 July 2018, Kadiatu Mansaray, a pregnant woman, allegedly hit Alpha Mansaray on the head and killed him. According to the prosecution, a few days after the incident, Alpha Mansaray died. The prosecution alleged the deceased died from the injury he sustained from the accused. Mansaray, the accused, made her first appearance before the Court on Thursday 16 August 2018 to answer to the allegation of murder. In his testimony before the Court, Alie Ganda, the first prosecution witness, said after the deceased was hit with a stone on the head, with excess blood oozing from the forehead, he immediately fell down. Ganda said with the help of the deceased children and himself, they struggled to get to the Police Station, where they reported the attack. The witness said the victim [...]
In his Annual Report, presented to President Bio Thursday 9th August 2018, the Ombudsman Melron Nicol-Wilson has highlighted his achievements during his first year in office. According to the report when he took up office as Ombudsman in May 2017, he inherited 300 backlog cases from his predecessor. This coupled with the 305 complaints brought the total number of cases he handled in 2017 to 605. Within four months of Melron Nicol-Wilson's stewardship, he concluded 233 of the 300 backlog cases, noting that he was able to conclude majority of the backlog cases within a very short period because of the recruitment of additional personnel and the setting up of an internal committee to deal with backlog cases. Out of the 305 complaints lodged in 2017, 183 were lodged at the Head [...]

The Pubic Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament summoned the former Chief Administrator and Finance Officer of the Kailahun District Council, today 17 August 2018. If they fail to attend, a warrant for their arrest will be issued. The Kailahun District Council were scheduled to face the Committee on Thursday 16 August 2018, but their hearing[…]

Dozens of outdoor activities are being rolled out these days because of the bright skies of summer with workshops and seminars topping the otherwise crowded list of the goings on. We've just come out from a "tax free" week though. Which means that anything you buy from any retail or wholesale outlet was not subjected to sales tax. So imagine the throng of shoppers buying cars, household goods, electronics and home goods. "No tax today,” said the cashiers. “For once, the taxman did not pinch your cash this week." It was fun as people bought dogs from animal homes and ladies lined up in perfume parlours, buying kinky and skimpy dresses and make-up as well as happy go lucky shoes. You name them – they bought them. Now that things are back to reality, a high level public [...]