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.
TUESDAY MAY 7, 2013 -Two veteran journalists, now Members of Parliament representing Bo and Kailahun districts, today paid a courtesy call on the executive of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) where they formally congratulated the new President of SLAJ, Mr. Kelvin Lewis, on his victory in the Association’s last Biennial Conference and also pledged their support to the Association in its fight to have the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill passed into law and the Seditious and Criminal aspects of our laws repealed.
On 24 May last year, I went to Kailahun with the Peace Project to donate crutches to the disabled and while there the blind also requested we help them with walking canes. We promised to be back with the 500 walking canes once they arrive from the United States.
When I got back to Parliament after the trip, I bumped literally into Hon Alice Foyah and after apologising for my clumsiness I told her of my trip to her constituency. She smiled fully, her eyes like two shining buttons. She placed a hand on my shoulder and said warmly:
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.
Ambassador Foh speaks of how APC is sustained by the poor
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.
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.