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Women in Politics Capacitated
Local tabloid reports say 20 female parliamentarians and local council aspirants, recently benefited from a two-day leadership skills training, civic and political rights courses in Freetown. According to reports, the aspirants, who are expected to contest for political positions in the forthcoming general elections, were drawn from various constituencies and political parties across the country. Reports say the training was organized by ActionAid International, with the aim of raising awareness on women’s civic and political rights.
Health Ministry to Distribute Vaccines
Local tabloid reports have it that, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation will soon commence the distribution of vaccines to all Districts in Sierra Leone. Reports say the distribution is part of the ministry’s activities to observe the “Mammy en Pikin Well Body Week”. According to reports, among the distributed drugs were malaria treatment drugs and free health care drugs.
Sierra Leone’s Fisheries Ministry Boosted
Newspaper reports say the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), has donated Information Technology equipments worth millions of Leones to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Freetown.The items, according to reports, include three brand new desktop computers with accessories, three laptop computers, three HP laser jet printers and one HP colored printer. Reports say the ministry commended FAO for their timely gesture.
17 Political Parties Representatives off to Belgium
Local tabloid reports have it that, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has taken 17 representatives of registered political parties in Sierra Leone to Brussels, Belgium. Reports say the purpose of the trip is to allow political parties to be part of the D-duplication and verification exercises of the recently concluded biometric voter registration process in Sierra Leone. According to reports, the representatives were selected by their various political parties to ensure fair and credible elections, come November 17 this year. Reports say the trip was sponsored by the UNDP.
Disaster May Visit Prone Communities
A senior official of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. Edward Bendu, has reportedly disclosed that, with the commencement of the rains this year, residents in prone areas are going to be exposed to lots of disasters. According to him, reports went on, erosion, landslide and flood will occur in most of these areas. Reports say Mr. Bendu further revealed that, poor sand mining, rapid deforestation and excavation are some of the main factors that would contribute to these disasters.
15 Sierra Leoneans Set for Wrestling Course
It has been revealed that, 15 Sierra Leoneans have prepared themselves to participate in a 12 days “Level Three Coaching Course on Wrestling” to be held in Freetown. According to reports, the course will commence on 26th May at the National Stadium in Freetown and it is expected to end on 6th June 2012. Reports say the course would be organized by the Sierra Leone Wrestling Association in partnership with the National Olympic Committee Sierra Leone with Sponsorship from the Olympic Solidarity Fund.
Sand Mining Threatens Sierra Leone Beaches
Local tabloids have alleged that, unprecedented sand mining along the country’s beaches, especially in areas such as, Bawbaw, Big Water and other coastal line beaches along the Freetown Peninsula, might soon cause the country a serious disaster if not cautioned. Reports say block-making factories, construction companies and sand tippers are the main perpetrators of this ugly development. The beaches, according to reports, have almost become very destructive for tourists attraction.
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