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PRESIDENT KOROMA SNUBS SPORTS MINISTRY PDF Print E-mail
Written by Expotimes   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:03

Last Friday 11 December during his presidential address at the Well of Parliament, President Koroma duly snubbed the sports ministry, without saying a word about its successes and failures, unlike last year when it was one of the hallmarks of the president’s speech, with the sports minister being one of the heroes at the time.

Many people couldn’t care less because the sports ministry has become a liability now, and far from the success story that people assumed it would be, all because of the egos of a few people.
  Sports, as anyone knows, is a failed adventure as far as the Koroma administration is concerned – all people will remember about it is plots and counter plots, mammy cuss, non-cooperation between sporting disciplines and the ministry, et cetera.

Apart from that, there is talk about President Koroma being afraid of the sports minister himself, someone who should have been shown the exit door long ago, or if he is so important, transferred to another ministry or given an ambassadorial role.

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POLICE OFFICER DOCKS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mohamed Mansaray in Kenema   
Saturday, 28 November 2015 19:31

A Police Officer , Alpha Disie Koroma, who is the Line Manager of the Family Support Unit (FSU)in Kailahun town has been  docked at the Magistrate Court in Kenema presided over by Magistrate Alhaji Suleiman Koroma for physical and emotional abuse contrary to the Domestic Violence Act No. 20 of 2007.

According to the particulars of offence the defendant (husband) since July 2014 to date at Kenema, Nongowa chiefdom, Kenema judicial District in the Eastern region of the republic of Sierra Leone, deprived the complainant (Wife) Mariama Koroma from accessing adequate food, shelter, medical and clothing.

The defendant also abused the complainant which made her to feel constantly unhappy, depressed, humiliated and worthless. He was charged to court on two counts charge of committing physical abuse contrary to sec.2(2)(a) of the Domestic Violence Act of No.20 of 2007 and emotional abuse contrary to sec. 2(2) (a) of the Domestic Violence Act No.20 of 2007.

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Orientation for M & E Officers and Data Clerks on Data Collection Forms PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kadrie Koroma   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:00

Freetown, Nov. 16, 015 (MOHS) - Forty-two participants including Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&E Officers) and Data Clerks drawn from the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) ended a one-day orientation on Data Collection Form at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) hall in Freetown.

The workshop which aimed at regulating the health facility monthly summary reporting form for Adolescent services was organized bythe National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy with support from UNFPA.

The Coordinator, National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Acting  Manager, School and Adolescent HealthProgramme, Sister RugiatuKanu said since the establishment of the Secretariat in 2013 there was no proper data base established for teenage pregnancy and the Adolescent Health Programme to show case the services provided to the Adolescent and teenagers in Sierra Leone.

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‘SLPP Will Win Const. 107 Bye Election’ ...says Somano Kapen PDF Print E-mail
Written by WW Legend - +23278369366   
Friday, 13 November 2015 12:39

National Chairman of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Chief Somano Kapen, on 7 November in central Freetown, said the SLPP will win the 14 November bye-election for Constituency 107.

  Chairman Kapen who was a guest speaker at the unveiling of Alhaji Mustapha Kamara as the SLPP candidate for Constituency 107 at the Babatel Hotel at King Jimmy, said he is very pleased at the determination of the constituency to reject the APC this time around.

  He commended the youths who had galvanized themselves into a support group for Hon Alpha Timbo, and urge them to stay focused.

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PPRC, APPYA &, APPWA Meet In Constituency 107 and Ward 329 Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 November 2015 22:03

The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) in league with the All Political Parties Youth Association (APPYA) and the All Political Parties Women Association (APPWA) will on Friday 13th November 2015 embark on a non violence and political tolerance campaign in Constituency 107 and Ward 329 ahead of Saturday’s By- Elections in both areas.

The campaign will remind party members, supporters and voters of the provisions in the 1991 Constitution, Political Parties Act of 2002, the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and all laws governing elections in Sierra Leone.

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Editorial

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.

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Business News

ACC CAPACITATES SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK STAFF ON ANTI-BRIBERY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION ISSUES

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the request of the Management of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) on Thursday 20th July, 2017 commenced anti- bribery and anti-corruption training with staff of the Bank.

The training which was held in the Bank's Conference Room 9th Floor, Christian Smith Building 29/31 Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown attracted over twenty members of the Executive Management.

Addressing colleagues, the Managing Director, SLCB, Idrissa Aloma Kamara disclosed that the Bank has integrated into the Bank's operations anti-corruption measures, such as the development of anti-corruption policy, anti-graft messages inscribed on Bank Statements and sensitization of staff on the dangers of corruption. With all these, the MD stated, it is the view of the Bank that the ACC which is the statutory body responsible for the campaign against corruption be brought in, to provide awareness training on anti-bribery issues for an efficient and effective banking system.

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Media News

Freedom of Expression Violations Rise Sharply in West Africa

The incidents of freedom of expression rights violations in West Africa more than tripled in the first quarter (January-March) of 2017.

Over the three-month period, a total of 47 violations were recorded as against 14 violations for the last quarter (October-December) of 2016. The violations recorded in the quarter under review range from arrests and detentions to physical attacks, online violations, shutdown of media houses, censorship, seizure and destruction of property and killings. The 47 violations occurred in 10 out of the 16 countries in West Africa.

These findings are contained in the latest edition of the West Africa Freedom of Expression Monitor, a quarterly report by the MFWA which analyses and highlights freedom of expression developments in the sub-region.

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Commentary

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT

A PASSIONATE LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT:  44TH EDITION

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT
 Your Excellency Sir,
 It’s been six months since I subscribed to my usual publications of this piece. And this is primarily because I have been out of the country for the entire period, and as such would not normally objectively tender a subscription. I do apologize to my readers for this. So having being in Monrovia, Liberia for the recently concluded ECOWAS Summit, I would like to do some analysis on such a historic august body and gathering of this sub-Saharan/West African region.
 
In resume, among other crucial achievements, ECOWAS, through its military apparatus, ECOMOG, played very sacrificial and invaluable roles in bringing peace, security and democratic governance to both Sierra Leone and Liberia during their past civil wars, and most recently ensuring that the Gambian people’s democratic change of government from the notorious dictatorial twenty seven years regime of Yaya Jarmeh, to the current government of President Adama Barrow, through their tactical robust intervention, overseen by President Helen JohnsonSirleaf of Liberia and other ECOWAS Presidents/actors, was enforced. Furthermore, ECOWAS has also spearheaded the enactment of several socio-political, advocacy and economic treaties in the sub region.
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View Point

WHY SIERRA LEONEANS HATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Honestly speaking Sierra Leoneans are well known for their hospitality all over the world, especially in Africa. But ironically many of them hate each other. But they love foreigners. They have high respect for strangers. But unfortunately they do not have respect among themselves. You can attest this to what is happening in the social media. Where they are showing their pull him down (PhD) syndrome. By castigating their compatriots unnecessarily. Some of them just because of jealousy and envious evil spirit they possess. They prefer to promote foreigners than their own brothers and sisters both in and out of the country.

Day in day out they are insulting each other.They are using all sorts of vulgar languages against each other. And even their own highly respected president in the world, President Ernest Bai Koroma they are insulting him openly. Therefore, it is an open secret that many Sierra Leoneans are not well cultured.

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News - Press Release

Regent village head calls on LAB to tackle domestic violence

The village head for Regent, Ms. Jokomie Browne has called on the Legal Aid Board to help curb the increase in incidence of domestic violence in the Regent Community in the outskirts of the capital Freetown.

Ms. Browne wants the Board to hold outreach events in the village to educate the people on issues of law relating to domestic violence, gender, women’s rights, redress mechanisms and support services for victims.

‘We want to benefit from the Legal Aid Board’s Legal Empowerment Programme because there is an urgent need for one in the community,’ Ms. Browne told the Executive Director of the Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles on the phone. ‘The situation is desperate. I am afraid if you do not come in now the situation could spiral out of control.’

The call follows series of referral of victims of domestic violence to the Legal Aid Board office in Freetown. The latest victim sent to the Board is one Baindu who was battered by her boyfriend Borbor Abu in the presence of their one year old son.

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Society -Local News

China-Aid Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project hand over Agriculture Materials to the Ministry of Agriculture

On  21st July ,2017 at a handing over ceremony held at Ogoo Farm in Freetown, China-Aid Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project Team handed agricultural materials to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS). 

The items include seed rice, maize, agro chemicals, fertilizer, pesticides and power tillers for farmers within the western area district. Dignitaries present included The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food security Prof. Monty Jones and his entourage ,  Mr Shen Xiaokai, the Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, the District agricultural officer, the Chinese technical team, National federation of farmers Sierra Leone representative and lot of farmers in the western Area.

During his statement, Mr Shen said for over 40 years China has been fulfilling its commitment to Sierra Leone with regard the agricultural technical cooperation project.

He said China will continue to assist Sierra Leone in its developmental strides by providing technical support and assistance and by also providing training to help develop the human resource capacity of the workforce.

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Development

30 Staff of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development will go China for Seminar on Economic Planning

Thirty (30) staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development will depart the shore of Freetown to China on 14th August 2017. The purpose of their trip is to attend a seminar on Medium and Long-Term Economic planning for Sierra Leone. The National Development and Reform Commission of China will organize the seminar from 16th August to 7th September 2017 in the capital city of Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

The Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Freetown, Mr. Shen Xiaokai met with the 30 participants at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) on 2rd August 2017. In his remarks he told the participants that in December 2016, His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Momodu Kargbo visited China, where they had high level bilateral meetings with Chinese Government Officials. 

He said this seminar is as a result of those meetings. “When China makes a commitment, China will fulfil it” he reiterated. He said The Ministry of Finance is one of the most important ministries in this country, therefore this seminar was designed specifically to meet the needs of the ministry.

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Politics

News from China, June 28th: Youth Affairs Minister addresses 2017 Ministerial Workshop on International Cooperation in Capacity Development in Beijing, China
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Youth Affairs has said, the 2017 Ministerial Workshop on International Cooperation in Capacity Development hosted by the Chinese government should help enhance the ties of friendship and foster the wheels of bilateral cooperation between the two nations and particularly strengthen cooperation in the field of human resource development.
 
Hon. Bai Mamoud Bangura spoke on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017, at the start of the week long Ministerial Workshop on International Cooperation, which has brought together participants from various countries, including eight (8) from Sierra Leone.
 
According to minister Bangura, in line with the spirit of friendship and cooperation, the event could serve as an opportunity to jointly define new strategic directions in Sierra Leone’s ties with China and in opening up another episode of friendship and cooperation between the two.
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