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Sierra Leone News: PPRC urges political parties to submit financial statements

Friday, May 25th, 2018

According to the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Act of 2002, it is stated that 60 days after the conduct of elections, all political parties should submit a detailed statement of all expenditure incurred either by the party or the candidate. The elections were held in March and the PPRC is now calling on “…[…]

Sierra Leone News: Muslims receive Babala ifthar from Orange

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Orange Sierra Leone Telecommunication Company, on Tuesday 22 May donated assorted food items worth millions of Leones to Muslims observing the Holy Month of Ramadan at the IMATT community, close to the company’s headquarter. Speaking at the donation ceremony which took place at the Light of Islam Mosque, Manager of Corporate Affairs and Communication, Desmond[…]

Sierra Leone News: Salone must ensure fiscal discipline

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The IMF always come with reform conditionalities, so the country have to ensure that they meet those criteria. “At times we sign to them and then we don’t want to work within it, then we question them,” said Ezekiel Duramany Lakoh, Head of department of Accounting at the Institute of Public Administration (IPAM-USL). Sierra Leone’s[…]

Sierra Leone News: HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – ILO

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 24 May 2018 called for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces. The ILO report shows that workers’ deaths attributed to HIV and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Four suspects in police custody

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A businesswoman, Fatmata Alpha, from Bo was reportedly killed by a group of men on Sunday 20 May 2018, at around 9:30 p.m. The incident took place in a secluded bush between Sogbini and Kpanda Kemoh Chiefdoms in the Bonthe District. Initial statements from the suspect, Sheku Massaquoi, who had been a trusted rider and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Tourism sector to be reformed

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, on Thursday 23 May 2018, started at two-day engagement to map out a five year plan for the ministry. In his speech in parliament, President Bio said, “despite its high potential for tourism development, the tourism sector remains one of the most undeveloped and underfunded sector of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Strong reactions to attack on Mayor

Friday, May 25th, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May 2018, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, newly elected Mayor of Freetown, was verbally and physically assaulted outside her Freetown City Council office. The police have made no arrests but continue investigations. CSOs and others have called on the State to perform its constitutional mandate to protect every Sierra Leonean. The attack has prompted statements[…]

Sierra Leone News: Four arraigned for impersonating EDSA staff

Friday, May 25th, 2018

On Tuesday 15 May 2018, on Bolling Street in Freetown, Lamin Suma, Mohamed Barrie, Augustine Brewah and Mohamed Kargbo, were alleged to have impersonated staff of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) to extort money from people. They were charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and Impersonation contrary to Section 3 Cap 34[…]

Sierra Leone News: Leocem Manager testifies in alleged SLFA corruption case

Friday, May 25th, 2018

In November 2017, the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Isha Johansen, and the Secretary of SLFA, Christopher Kamara, were arraigned to face eleven charges by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for allegedly misappropriating public funds. Johansen and Kamara are charged with Misappropriation of Public Fund, Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, Abuse[…]

Sierra Leone News: Mid-term review-The first 50 Days Up

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: Mid-term review-The first 50 Days Up

President Julius Maada Bio, Vice President Juldeh Jalloh and the Sierra Leone People’s Party have been in governance for 50 days. It’s been a tumultuous time… with transitions, appointments, jostling, posturing and parading. There have been presentations, meetings, speeches and trips and, as usual, the day-to-day running of the country. Around the world, the first[…]