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Sierra Leone News: National Timber Governance Agency is not timely -Director of Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: National Timber Governance Agency is not timely -Director of Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh

The Director of Forestry in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh has described the current efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone to establish a National Timber Governance Agency (NTGA) as untimely, and not helpful to efforts by his Division to preserve the country’s eco- system. Leigh said the Forestry Division was[…]

Sierra Leone News: 20,000 children in Western Area Urban still not immunized – UNICEF

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: 20,000 children in Western Area Urban still not immunized – UNICEF

It is estimated that there are still 20,000 children in the Western Area Urban who are not immunized against preventable diseases. “Two in ten young children remain vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases, and we have to reach them to give them a chance to survive,” said Osman Manneh, Communication for Development Specialist of UNICEF.  Ben Coker,[…]

Sierra Leone News: 41 Orange customers win food packages

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: 41 Orange customers win food packages

Orange has handed over food to 41 of their subscribers that were successful in last week’s raffle draw. Seventeen won the monthly draw and 24 won the weekly draw. Sheik Omar Jalloh said when they started advertising this year’s Sunakati raffle they made it clear that they would give food to the winners because Ramadan[…]

Sierra Leone News: EWRC presents draft regulations to boost water, electricity utilities

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: EWRC presents draft regulations to boost water, electricity utilities

The Director General of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Company (SLEWRC), Emmanuel Mannah, has presented 16 draft regulations to both the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Water Resources. Mannah explained that it is important that these regulations are thoroughly examined and speedily handed over to the Minister of Justice. The draft regulations[…]

Sierra Leone News: Apply online for Chinese Visa

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Apply online for Chinese Visa

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Sierra Leone has formally launched the China Online Visa Application (COVA) system and the Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) system on 10th April 2019. The COVA and AVAS will facilitate the visa application, and an increasing number of applicants are using the new[…]

Sierra Leone News: Charges of wounding from co-tenant fight

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Mariatu Kabia appeared before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Pademba Road in Freetown on Thursday 16 May 2019 after she allegedly wounding Zainab Sesay, her co-tenant on Passionage Street in Freetown.  Police allege that on Tuesday 4 September 2018, Kabia and Sesay got into a fight and Sesay was[…]

Sierra Leone News: Pan African culture group preaches peace and unity

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

The Messengers of the Messages is a Pan African group from South Africa. In collaboration with the African Achievers Award – Sierra Leone chapter, on Thursday 16 May 2019, have called for peace and unity in Sierra Leone. They had a press conference at the SLAJ Headquarters on Campbell Street to send the message of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Four accused of trafficking people

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Ebenezer Adjai, Tando Yani and two others are currently before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 at Pademba Road, for allegedly trafficking people to Europe. The accused were charged with Trafficking and Conspiracy. On Thursday 16 May 2019, the four accused appeared in Court. Police Sergeant Felicia Sofian of the Transnational[…]

Sierra Leone News: Fewer than 300 firefighters in Sierra Leone

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

The National Fire Force (NFF), Fire Prevention Unit Station Officer, Abdulai G. Bockarie, revealed that there are fewer than 300 firefighters in the entire National Fire Force of Sierra Leone. “Fire prevention is our top priority but currently we are under-staffed to do this crucial work,” he said. “We need more hands on deck to fight[…]

Sierra Leone News: Alleged stolen computer trial hears its first witness

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Yusuf Osman was arraigned before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie, on 15 May 2019, at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Pademba Road in Freetown after police allege he stole a HP computer valued at Le2 million from Godwin Thomas, a student at FBC. Police alleged Osman stole the computer on 26 February 2019, along Murray Town Road,[…]