On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...
If children are the future leaders, it means the future of Sierra Leone is in the hands of the wrong people over the next 20 years, due to lack of proper care and effective investment in these children. Little or no effort is being made by government in order to get rid of the hundreds of children who are living in the streets of Freetown. Also, the line ministries for children have not been supportive to locally-based organisations who are seeking the welfare of these vulnerable orphans. Variety Children and Family Service supposedly supporting over four hundred children country wide and according to the Chief Executive Office of the Organisation, Francis Lahai, they are not getting any support from the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affairs. “The Ministry [...]
Ibrahim Jalloh, a Sierra Leonean businessman residing in Conakry, Guinea has donated two full sets of football jerseys (25 each) to all participating Premier League Clubs. He hopes the donation will spur the League to start, as they’ve promised, the first week of December. The Premier League has been dormant since 2014. At a presentation held at the SLFA Secretariat, Jalloh expressed his willingness to support football in the country; noting that replica jerseys of the same quality for supporters will be produced on request from clubs at a cost recovery price. "This is the beginning of a very long journey between us as a company and the SLFA. We will do our utmost to give the clubs high quality products and ensure that we partner with the PLB as and when necessary," Ibrahim [...]
 The secondary school sports competition continues in the Western Area Freetown on Friday 9th November 2018 at theSiaka Stevens Stadium practice field. In the football category, Brotherhood came on very strong to defeat St. Edwards by a penalty shootout on 6-5 aggregate after a goalless draw at full time. Umaru Kamara of Brotherhood said they deserved the win as they were the better side throughout the match and they hope to continue in their winning spirit. Abdul Sesay, one of the coordinators, said in the volleyball category for the senior boys St Edwards came very strong to revenge against Muslim Brotherhood by defeating them by two sets to one (2-1). It was St. Edwards who won the first set and Muslim Brotherhood came back to level and the [...]
Honourable Mohamed Bangura, (APC) of Constituency 066, Karena, on Friday 9 November 2018 disclosed he wants the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) to be the BBC of Sierra Leone. He made this call while discussing the approval of six Presidential nominees including;
  1. Murtala Mohamed Sesay – Chair, National Medical Supply Agency,
  2. Ibrahim Saga Shaw – Commissioner, Right to Access of Information,
  3. Henry H.Kuyembeh – Member, National Medical Supply Agency,
  4. Shaka Samuel Sannoh- Chief Executive, Sierra Leone Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency,
  5. Melinda Ayodele Princess Davies- Board Member Independent Media Commission (IMC),
  6. Gina Banda Thomas – Chair, Board of Trustees [...]
After an hour-long standoff and confrontation in the Well of Parliament followed by closed-door meetings, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon.Segepoh Solomon Thomas, withdrew his ruling on allowing the Motion for annulment of the e-passport agreement. The Private Member’s Motion was proposed by HonourableHindolo M.Gevao, (SLPP) representing Constituency 003,Kailahun, and seconded by Hon. Quintin Salia-Konneh, (IND) from the same district but in Constituency 007. Hon.Gevao called on the House to annul the agreement made on 11 February 2014 between the Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Internal Affairs Ministry and NETPAGE (SL) Limited represented by Jamal Shallop and its Amendment of 2 August 2015 and its Addendum for the supply of e-passports to the Government [...]
Further strengthening the relationship between China and Sierra Leone, Members of Parliament on Friday 9th November 2018 ratified an agreement on mutual visa exemptions for diplomatic and service passport holders. The Minister of Foreign Affairs,AlieKabba, called on MPs to ratify the agreements that were laid in Parliament on Friday 9 November 2018. The agreements includes the establishment of a consultation mechanism between the Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs and China, United Nations Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards(the New York Convention) 1958, Agreement between the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis and Sierra Leone on exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passport. The [...]
If children are the future leaders, it means the future of Sierra Leone is in the hands of the wrong people over the next 20 years, due to lack of proper care and effective investment in these children. Little or no effort is being made by government in order to get rid of the hundreds of children who are living in the streets of Freetown. Also, the line ministries for children have not been supportive to locally-based organisations who are seeking the welfare of these vulnerable orphans. Variety Children and Family Service supposedly supporting over four hundred children country wide and according to the Chief Executive Office of the Organisation, Francis Lahai, they are not getting any support from the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affairs. “The Ministry [...]
On Friday 9th November 2018, Samuel Kalokoh and 10 others appeared before Magistrate SantigieBangura of Magistrate Court No. 1 on Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown for drug offences. Police and other state security were informed on Saturday 8th October 2018 to raid homes in Masinbihto search for marijuana. Macarthy, who testified in Court, said that Police, members of the Armed Forces, Office of National Security, and National Drugs Enforcement Agency arrived inMasinbih at around 6:00 a.m. to launch the search. While the operation was going on, Samuel Kalokoh, one of the accused, was seen with a red bag, trying to run into the bush. Kalokoh was arrested and police discovered marijuana in the red bag. The youths of the village tried to resist the operation and attacked [...]
There have been several media reports about the ongoing award of contracts for text books in the Ministry of Basic Senior Secondary School Education. The present issue has to do with alleged breaches of rules and procedures involving procurement No. GOSL/MBSSE/TXT-B/ICB/L1-6/2018, for the tender of Lot 3 (Sierra Leone Primary English Pupils Books 1,2,3,4,5 & 6) and Lot 4 (Primary Science for Sierra Leone Pupils Books 3,4,5 & 6). This involves four companies who submitted bids and these are; (A Call To Business) ACTB Print and Publishing, Liverpool Investment, Wilmat Publishers and Eddie K. Enterprises. While the three are local Sierra Leonean companies, Wilmat Publishers is a Ghanaian owned and based Company who had earlier won several bids and made supplies of these [...]