2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul
The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th IPRA conference in Turkey, at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th IPRA conference in Istanbul to serve a second term of two years.
As the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament starts to probe ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) Le 1,656,649,251 is in limbo at the Ministry of Education.
According to the 2013 Auditor General’s Report, “Non-submission of expenditure returns for grant transfers to various institutions were not made available for audit inspection.” The Report said the grant transferred to various institutions amounted to Le1, 656,649,168.
Staff of the Anti-Corruption Commission media outreach section yesterday 31 March visited the Update Newspaper to build a friendly working relationship.
Head of the delegation who is also the head of the ACC’s Outreach Department, Glennis Fraser, said they are happy to build and foster a good working relationship with Update newspaper, including the entire media in Sierra Leone.
Teaming up with the media makes sense and brings meaning to the fight against corruption, she said, and this teamwork is what they are trying to uphold and nurture.
AS SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES REOPEN, SECURITY AGENCIES SHOULD BE ALERT
In as much we are advocating and at the same time creating awareness in connection with good health condition in the country.Especially in terms of good hygiene, including the provision of clean environment, enough clean drinking water and electricity supply to the diverse communities, schools, colleges and universities, we should not also forget to pay special attention in the security of the country.Because enemies of peace, progress and development are not sleeping to see that they succeed in executing their unpatriotic satanic diabolic plans at the expense of the poor Sierra Leoneans precious lives in the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security will this morning face the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee regarding issues raised in the 2013 Auditor General’s Report.
The ministry, according to the Report, does nothing to remedy the issues raised, year in year out – even with Parliament’s intervention, the same recurring malfeasance continues with reckless abandon.
“Cash and bank controls are weak with many bank statements not presented for verification as well as missing documentary support for expenditure,” states the Report.
More than that, the Report also states that Audit Service Sierra Leone has noted “Serious record-keeping problem with reforestation assessment fee, export clearance and collections.” Think of that, if you can, and see unaccountability at its best!
? DISCHARGED CASES
? Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,344
? NEW CASES
? New Confirmed cases = 2 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 1, Western Area Rural = 1, Missing = 0
Western Area Urban
- Kamara Town, Calaba Town (1)
Western Area Rural
- Kissy Town, Waterloo (1)
? CUMULATIVE CASES
? Cumulative confirmed cases = 8,547 as follows:
Kailahun = 565, Kenema = 503, Kono = 253
Bombali = 1,049, Kambia = 206, Koinadugu = 108, Port Loko = 1,442, Tonkolili = 454
Bo = 314, Bonthe = 5, Moyamba = 209, Pujehun = 31
Western Area Urban = 2,231, Western Area Rural = 1,162, Missing = 14
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As the plaintiff counsel closes his case on the matter between Mathew Foday and 14 others and the defendant National Power Authority (now EDSA), the witness brought in by the defence has told the sitting judge of the Industrial Court, Justice Patrick Hamilton that he did not understand the grievance of the plaintiffs.
At the opening of the defence case shortly after the matter was mentioned by the court Clark, the witness Idriss Musa Sumaila confirmed making statement in respect of the matter which he identified and was marked as exhibit F.
Upon reaching this stage counsel for the defendant Tamba Kelly applied under order 30 rule (1) sub-rule(1) for the statement of his witness to form part of the defendant’s case.
A local non-Governmental organization, Brighter Future Sierra Leone with funds from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has distributed livelihood support to Ebola survivors at their Sombo Street Office in Kenema.
The livelihood support includes 50kg bags of rice, vegetable oil, tomatoes, a bag of cooking salt, and school materials for the orphan children.
The Executive Director for Brighter Future, Philip Masago, told the beneficiaries that the livelihood support targeted 75 Ebola Survivors from Heigbama Section in Kenema City.
Hon Mohamed K. Thorley, a Member of Parliament of the main opposition Sierra Leone People Party, who is also a member of the Works Committee, on Wednesday 22 April commended Salini Construction Company for the good work they have done in the country, especially in the construction of roads in the provinces.
He said the company is doing very good roads which can be compared to other roads in the world, and added that these are the types of companies they should be awarding contracts to in order to achieve the agenda for prosperity of President Koroma.
He also said all of Salini’s roads in the provinces are standard ones but pleaded with the company to continue maintaining the roads so taxpayers’ money will not go in the drain.