Every year Sierra Leoneans in Australia celebrate their mother’s land, Sierra Leone historic Independence Day in a different grand style. To put the community and the country, Sierra Leone in the map of Australia and also to tell the Australians and the world that the Sierra Leone community in Australia and the country as a whole have talented, peaceful and hard working Sierra Leoneans in the country.
I was in Sierra Leone recently. During my visit, I observed that some of the mining companies are opening the doors for development in our country. One of them is African Minerals (SL) Limited (AML).
I visited some areas where the company is carrying some of its operations and the visit explains exactly why our President His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma believes that our mineral wealth is making us one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
Written by John Baimba Sesay-Information Attaché, China
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:50
Former Secretary-General of the governing All Peoples Congress, (APC) who was also recently appointed Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China, Victor Bockarie Foh has encouraged the new Secretary-General of the party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh, “not to forget the down trodden as the APC is sustained by the poor.” He spoke on Thursday, 9th May 2013 at the APC Secretariat, whilst handing over to the newly elected Secretary-General of the party.
Sierra Leone to vaccinate 1.4 million children during African Vaccination Week
Freetown, 26 April 2013 – From 26 to 29 April 2013 the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its partners will vaccinate 1.4 million children under the age of five years against Polio. The campaign, which is synchronized with other West African countries, will be carried out nationwide and in line with the African Vaccination Week. Vaccines are estimated to save the lives of 2 to 3 million children worldwide each year.
The Freetown Court No.3 on May 6, 2013, charged Kasho Cole and Ibrahim Samura, Managing Editor and editor respectively of privately-owned Prime Newspaper, on eight counts of offences including criminal defamation for allegedly publishing an article about Lawyer Adekule King, an employee of the National Petroleum Directorate.
One of four youths in the southern province of Sierra Leone, who were reportedly on the run because of persistent threats and harassment by former political colleagues in that part of the country some two years back is reported to have died recently.
The Monitoring and Compliance Unit of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May 2013 presented monitoring reports to stakeholders at the SLTU Hall in Makeni. The monitoring reports were on the Ministries of Local Government (Local Councils), Health and Sanitation, Education and Agriculture.
President Koroma Launches National Disaster Response Trust Fund
MIATTA CONFERENCE CENTRE, Brookfields, Freetown, May 8, 2013/ -- His Excellency, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that the provision of an enabling environment to promote human security and poverty reduction at national and local levels is a critical focus area of his government. He made this statement on the occasion of the official launch of the National Disaster Response Trust Fund at the Miatta Conference Centre, Brookfields, Freetown, on Wednesday, May 08, 2013.
Financial results show 2012 was a year of delivery for Sierra Rutile
Describing 2011 as a year of transition and 2012 as “a year of delivery” for Sierra Rutile, CEO John Sisay highlights an impressive list of achievements in the company’s 2012 financial results for the year ended 31 December 2012 (published April 25).
These include increasing rutile production by 39% to 94,493 tonnes, completing the new Lanti Dry Mining project, which is now in the final stages of commissioning, and completing studies on a number of further expansion projects including the Gangama Dry Mining project.