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

News in the ‘News’ Category

Sierra Leone News: Housing discrepancies bemuse 2015-2017 flood victims

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Housing discrepancies bemuse 2015-2017 flood victims

The two natural disasters, floods in 2015 and mudslide and floods in 2017, exposed the government’s lack of preparedness and emergency services. Thousands of Sierra Leoneans suffered through the “twin disasters – two years apart”. In 2015, the government housed flood victims in the national stadium for approximately 4-months. Then, land was cleared and tin[…]

Sierra Leone News: Np opens New filling station in Moyamba

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Np opens New filling station in Moyamba

National Petroleum (NP) has opened the first filling station in Moyamba after decades without. During the opening ceremony, the General Manager, Kobi Waulker, said they were happy to be in Moyamba and they want to continue to expand within the district in the near future. “Pa Daramy, who runs the station, has been on my[…]

Sierra Leone News: 2006 Citizenship Act did not amend Section 76 (1a) of the 1991 Constitution as the Law is the Law

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: 2006 Citizenship Act did not amend Section 76 (1a) of the 1991 Constitution as the Law is the Law

As the debate on dual citizenship continues across the country, Counsel Suleiman Kabbah Koroma, a private legal practitioner, disclosed that the 2006 Citizenship Amendment Act did not in any way amend Section 76 subsection 1 (a) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone. Speaking to Awoko yesterday Lawyer Kabba explained that, Section 75, which is[…]

Sierra Leone News: Libyan returnees get business packages

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Libyan returnees get business packages

Six out of 250 Sierra Leonean returnees from Libya have symbolically received integration package from the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) to start new businesses after their immigration ordeal in Libya. Ibrahim Suma, a returnee from Libya, was once a businessman selling phones on the sidewalks of Freetown. He has returned back to[…]

Sierra Leone News: Police clamping down on illegal parking

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Police clamping down on illegal parking

Driving in Sierra Leone is like playing space invader computer game where you have to dodge laser bullets, asteroids and enemy ships with surgical precision. For decades Sierra Leone Police Traffic Division has been struggling to restore sanity to what seems like organized turmoil on the streets of Freetown. Many people blame the police for[…]

Sierra Leone News: School and church demolition needs investigation

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: School and church demolition needs investigation

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) have commenced an investigation into the recent demolition of buildings at Metchem, Goderich affecting over 400 children in primary, secondary and tertiary education. “It has come to the attention of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) that a school and church facility located at Metchem[…]

Sierra Leone News: Ebola money embezzlement trial continues

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The Executive Director, Programme Manager and Finance Officer of The Needy Today, a local NGO, were alleged to have misappropriated Le300 million meant for vulnerable groups affected by the Ebola outbreak in Makeni. According to State Prosecution, Ebola funds were fraudulently withdrawn from The Needy Today bank account at Rokel Commercial Bank between August 2015[…]

Sierra Leone News: Nomination process marred by deferment PMDC, NGC defaults

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The nomination process for presidential and parliamentary positions was to begin yesterday, 17 January 2018, but two political parties have asked for their nomination days to be rescheduled to a later date. Director of Media and External Relations, Albert Massaquoi, said, “This is affecting their timeline. Because it is an administrative formality and the timeline[…]

Sierra Leone News: Workers Must Be paid On Time

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Very recently, at a Paramount Chief Dialog session with the PPRC and other election Stakeholders, the former complained that the pittance of a salary they receive is now in arrears by three months! The Njala lecturers downed tools for a long spell because of salaries. So are many other walks of life that are paid[…]

Sierra Leone News: Le400m bail for alleged gold fraudster

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A mining investor, Louis Cukiewar, told the High Court of Sierra Leone that he gave $44,000 USD to Samuel Waterson Maya, an alleged gold and diamond miner. Cukiewar never received anything for his investment. At the Siaka Stevens Street Court in Freetown, the witness, Cukiewar, said sometime in April 2016, he came to Freetown as[…]