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Two Soldiers Arrested over Missing Ammunition
Newspaper reports say following the disappearance of some arms and ammunition meant for recruits at the Benguema Army Training Center recently, two officers have been arrested as suspects. According to reports, the two suspects are currently detained at the Cockerill Military Headquarters on Wilkinson Road in Freetown pending investigations.
NaCSA Establishes Self-Help Groups
Reports have it that, the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has started establishing self-help groups in poor communities across the country. Reports say the purpose of forming these groups is to enhance the socio-economic development and improve the livelihood of community residents.
318 Killed in Road Accidents
Local tabloid reports have it that, three hundred and eighteen (318) people have so far been killed in a number of road accidents in Sierra Leone from January 2011 to April 2012. According to reports, 268 died in 2011 and over fifty died from January to April 2012. Reports say lawlessness among drivers, especially with regards obeying road signs and traffic rule, is a key factor responsible for almost all the accidents.
$30M for Koidu Water Project
Newspaper reports have revealed that, President Koroma recently approved US$30 million for the completion of the Koidu Water Project. Reports say President Koroma also assured that construction work for the provision of electricity in that part of the country will soon commence.
Minister Admonishes Child Abusers
Newspaper reports have revealed that, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Madam Rosaline Oya Sankoh, has warned citizens that are involved in abusing the rights of children and women. According to reports, she alleged that, men are highly notable for perpetrating abuses on women and children. The deputy minister was also reported to have further used that forum to warn those who have engaged themselves in trafficking children and perpetrate abuses on them.
Africell Readjusts Network Problem
Reports have revealed that, Africell mobile company has readjusted its network system in order to provide the entire Freetown municipality with an uninterrupted network service. The Company has reportedly launched additional sites in key areas within the city and other parts of the country.
FAO Boosts Agriculture in Kono and Kailahun Districts
Reports have it that, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently handed over agricultural equipments and pad rehabilitation machines, worth over Le40 billion, to the Kono and Kailahun District Councils respectively. Reports say the items were received by the chairpersons of the two councils.
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