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Sub-National Polio Immunization Exercise Concluded
Reports have it that, the Sub-National Polio Immunization Campaign, which commenced on 10th May 2012, has recently ended in Sierra Leone. According to reports, the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) was administered to children between 0-59 months in selected communities across the country. Reports say the campaign focused mainly on “hard to reach communities” that were poorly covered during previous national polio immunization campaigns.
Civil Society Demands Juvenile Detention in Kenema
Reports from Kenema City say a coalition of civil society organizations in the Justice Sector Reform Strategy with support from the Justice Sector Development Programme in Kenema; have embarked on a campaign geared towards the establishment of a juvenile detention center in Kenema City. According to reports, the government had earlier on allocated three hundred million Leones for the establishment of juvenile centers across the country. Reports say it was also revealed that, law enforcement bodies are not adequately informed on how to treat juvenile offenders.
Togo Demands Compensation from Sierra Leone
Newspaper reports have it that, the Togolese government and representatives of victims who lost their lives in a helicopter accident in Sierra Leone some few years ago, will arrive in Sierra Leone this week to engage the government of Sierra Leone on compensation issues. According to reports, the government of Sierra Leone has already commenced negotiations with the Russia Company that owns the helicopter, on the issue. It could be recalled that, in 2008, an aircraft loaded with Togolese Minister of Sport, his wife, and national team, after their encounter with Sierra Leone in a football match, crashed at the Lungi International Airport, killing passengers on board.
“MILE” Targets Poverty Reduction in Sierra Leone
Local tabloid reports say the Executive Chairman of the Micro Insurance for Low Income Earners (MILE), Mr. Vidal B. Roberts, has vowed his organization’s support in the fight against poverty in Sierra Leone. Reports say MILE is a project of industrial credit society that caters for low income in both government and private sectors. The organization, according to reports, has a membership of over 1,000 people who are currently benefiting from its micro credit and retirement facilities.
Ambassador Yambasu Debunks Bad Press
Local tabloid reports have revealed that, the Sierra Leone Ambassador to Russia, His Excellency Mr. John Sahr Yambasu, has denied allegations made against him by certain media houses in Sierra Leone. According to reports, the Ambassador was alleged to have constructed nine houses within a period of 18 months after receiving his ambassadorial appointment to Russia. He is reported to have debunked the publications, whilst further stated that they were maliciously published to discredit his hard won reputation.
MOBA on 62 Years Anniversary Celebration
Newspaper reports have revealed that, the Magburaka Old Boys Association (MOBA) has commenced celebration of its 62 years anniversary in Magburaka Town. According to reports, the school has produced several distinguished personalities in society, such as His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and ministers of government, among others. Reports say several activities including a football match, between the Kenema Old Boys Association and the Old Makeni Franciscan Association (OMFA), and both Muslim and Christian thanksgiving services are expected to climax the celebration.
Human Resource Managers to Receive Budget Training
It has been reported that, over ten human resource managers and officers drawn from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) across the country, are expected to receive training on manpower planning and budgeting. Reports say the training has been slated for 25th May 2012 at the Civil Service Training College in Freetown. According to reports, the training is to forecast the manpower needs and also minimize or eliminate validity and unpredictability of budget management in various MDAs.
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