UNICEF Reiterates - Allow All Pregnant Girls to Take Exams
Freetown 3 May2013 –UNICEF calls on everyone, parents, exam officials and head teachers in Sierra Leone to ensure pregnant girls are allowed and supported to take their exams. “It has come to our attention that last year a number of girls were either not entered for the exams or turned away from the exam hall by invigilators because they were pregnant”, said UNICEF Country Representative Roeland Monasch. “UNICEF would like to point out that this practice is highly discriminative.
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fight to have the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill passed into law and the Seditious and Criminal aspects of our laws repealed.
National security is a crucial element in sustaining good governance. A nation that effectively sustains her national security stands the chances of making gains in terms of socio-economic development. For instance, when you have dozens of foreign and national investment opportunities, it is only when national security is guaranteed that such investments can flourish. Countries like China, Japan and even the world power, the United States, have all tend to reach their apex of development due to a number of reasons, amongst them their ability to maintain their internal security. But sustaining and maintaining state security involves the collective role of citizens. And it is only when we respect the law by abiding to what law enforcement agencies say that we can achieve what we wish to. I would prefer a country without a participatory form of democracy that one with a force police.
BOYS SCHOOL CAMPUS, Magburaka Town, 17 May, 2013/--His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has confidently told the people of Magburaka that their township is on the rise. "Magburaka is rising again with paved roads, solar-lit streets. Magburaka is rising again, with employment opportunities opening up for its inhabitants; Magburaka is rising again, with renewed zeal, faith and action. And with the rise of this town, our school, the Government Secondary School Magburaka, will continue to sustain its heritage of producing sterling leaders for all fields of endeavours in our country", he said
Kurubonla town, or call it what you like, is the chiefdom headquarter of Neya Chiefdom located in the south/east of Koinadugu District. It is one of the Sierra Leone’s largest chiefdoms giving its amalgamation in about 1952 by the British colonialists. It is an amalgamation of four original chiefdoms, Kulor, Saradu, Neya and Neidu, and these are now referred to as Sections, headed by Section Chiefs hailing from their original chieftain houses in those Sections. In the 1970s, the then All People’s Congress (APC) government under Siaka Probyn Stevens split up Neya Section into two, Neya I, with headquarter being Kurobonla and Neya II with headquarter being Porpon. Neya II was carved to create room for its then Youth Leader in that area, the late Gbondo Madusu Lahai II, who was later to become Paramount Chief of the Chiefdom on two separate occasions. He died in office in 2011.
Sierra Leoneans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week held a one-day meeting of all their nationals in the commercial city of Dubai .At the end of the meeting, they officially formed what they called ‘The Sierra Leone Nationals' Association in the Emirates," (SLNAE) with Ibrahim Bah as their Acting Chairman