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Sierra Leone News: Commission of Inquiry Former Permanent Secretary of Health testifies 

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sadiq Kapuwa, on Tuesday 19th February 2019, appeared before Commissioner Biobele Georgewill of the Commission of Inquiry, to testify about transactions during the Ebola crisis. The former Permanent Secretary, who is the newly elected Paramount Chief of Nongowa Chiefdom in Kenema District said, he[…]

Sierra Leone News: Stolen RAV4 recovered in Goderich

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

On 27th December 2018, Abu Bakarr Kamara was accused of stealing a Rav4 vehicle from his boss, Melrose Cole, while they attended a wedding in Freetown.  Kamara was arraigned before Magistrate Hannah Gbonie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown. According to the witness and complainant, Melrose Cole, she recalled[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Commission Of Inquiry and good governance

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The Commissions of Inquiry are underway and all of us expect cooperation from all sides especially from those who have run this country over the past decade. It is important that all and sundry approach the Commission in good faith as it could be the beginning of this country getting back her lost glory in[…]

Sierra Leone News: BCC discusses 2019 Finance Act

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: BCC discusses 2019 Finance Act

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) in Sierra Leone on Thursday met at Brookfield’s hotel in Freetown to discuss the merits and demerits of the Finance Act 2019 that will be good for the investment of more British companies in Sierra Leone. The Chamber after going through several areas which were unclear to its members decided[…]

Sierra Leone News: Judge rules against ‘admissibility of expert evidence’ objection

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Judge rules against ‘admissibility of expert evidence’ objection

Justice Bankole Thompson has ruled against an objection made by Lawyer Lansana Dumbuya on the testimony given by a senior official form the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) who was testifying on behalf of the State. On Friday February 15, 2019, the formal and factual witness was testifying as a professional and corroborating[…]

Sierra Leone News: The rule of consistency of evidence is germane to the justice process -Justice Thompson

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: The rule of consistency of evidence is germane to the justice process -Justice Thompson

Commissioner Bankole Thompson has informed Counsel for the State and persons of interest (POI) that the Commission of Inquiry (COI) is not likely to adopt any flexibility, stressing that, “the rule of consistency of evidence is germane to the justice process”. Otherwise, he noted people will come and stand as witness and say one thing[…]

Sierra Leone News: NAYCOM concludes programme review

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: NAYCOM concludes programme review

The management and staff of the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM) over the weekend concluded its first, 2-day staff retreat, held at the Commission’s Headquarters at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Swimming Pool. The administration of NAYCOM, during the retreat, encouraged staff to fully participate, mirror the challenges critically, discuss and set new goals to address young[…]

Sierra Leone News: 30 garbage trucks arrive from China

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: 30 garbage trucks arrive from China

Thirty, bright green garbage collection trucks valued at $1.5 million USD were unveiled at State House on Friday 15th February 2019 by President Bio. The trucks arrived with spare parts, training packages and waste bins. The trucks are part of a $3 million USD grant from the government of China. Speaking on behalf of all[…]

Sierra Leone News: Garbage bins overflow in Tengbeh Town

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: Garbage bins overflow in Tengbeh Town

Residents of Tengbeh Town community are calling on the Freetown City Council (FCC) to step up its monitoring drive to ensure that the skip trucks are utilized for intended purpose. Tengbeh Town before the late 80’s used to be a quiet and well-kept community. With expansion and population growth, more burden has been placed on[…]

Sierra Leone News: UBA offers cash back service on POS

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The United Bank of Africa (UBA) has on Thursday 14 February 2019 launched the cash back service on the point of sale (POS) device. This cash back service according to David Musa, Head of Digital Banking UBA, will support cash withdrawal services for customers. The POS, terminal portable devices, have been used to facilitate payment after[…]