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Fuel Shortage Hits Freetown
Reports have it that, there is a serious fuel shortage in Freetown. According to reports, this has resulted to a slow movement of people for the past few days now. Reports say dozens of vehicles are queuing up in all fuel stations within the city to buy fuel, whilst passengers are now faced with difficulties in moving from one place to another.
Father Implicates Son in Larceny
Local tabloid reports say one Munda Robert has appeared before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Court No. 2 for alleged domestic violence, threatening languages and larceny against his father, Edward Robert. According to reports, the accused intimidated his father, used threatening languages on him and stole from him. Reports say the accused has been remanded at the Pademba Road prison until the next adjourned date, 3rd May 2012.
Kenema Farmers on Increased Rice Production
Local tabloid reports say farmers in the Kenema District; have increased on the production of rice. Reports say the District now cultivates rice more than any other District in the Country. According to reports, with the Nerica L-17 rice, the farmers are now producing rice on a quarterly basis. Reports say most people in the district now relied on the Nerica rice for their daily meal.
BRU Demands Justice
Newspaper reports say members of the Bike Riders Union (BRU) in Kenema, are currently calling on authorities concern, to ensure justice is done in the fracas between them and pupils of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School recently. According to reports, the fracas resulted to the murdered of a bike rider, who was allegedly killed by the pupils. However, reports say despite the delay, the riders have expressed satisfaction in the ongoing investigation process on the matter.
Deceased of Bumbuna Protest Laid to Rest
Reports have it that, the remains of Musu Conteh, who met her untimely death during a fracas in Bumbuna recently, was on Tuesday 23rd April 2012, laid to rest at the Goderich Village Cemetery in Freetown. According to reports, family members, loved ones, friends and sympathizers witnessed the funeral service.
Free Malaria Drugs for Sierra Leone
Reports have it that, free malaria drugs will soon be distributed to all Government hospital in Sierra Leone. Reports say the drugs are intended to boost the fight against malaria in the country. Reports added that, the drugs would be distributed free of cost to patients.
Red Cross Partners with Airtel
Newspaper reports have revealed that, the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, has partnered with one of the country’s leading Telecommunications companies, Airtel, to respond to disaster. According to reports, Airtel has now introduced a new toll hotline in order to allow people from all locations across the country to dial and report any form of disaster. Reports say the new toll line is 300. This according to reports will help people, especially those in remote areas to report disaster on time.
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