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Cholera outbreak threatens Tombo residents
A cholera outbreak recently threatened residents of Tombo Village in the Western Rural District. The disease was contracted from some pure water currently being sold at the village by a certain water company. Many residents of the village were hospitalized as a result of the disease, whilst others struggled with it at their homes.
Mamba Bridge community school robbed
Armed robbers recently attacked teachers and pupils of the Mamba Bridge Community Islamic Secondary School and robbed off valuables including physical cash, mobile phones, building materials and other items worth millions of Leones. The attack is said to have taken place at about midday and that the robbers put the victims on gun point. Police are investigating the matter.
Labour Congress schools micro-credit stakeholders
Sierra Leone Labour Congress recently held training for micro-credit stakeholders at the National Stadium in Freetown. The training was focused on how to enhance access to micro-credit for informed sector workers. It was also aimed at transforming the lives of people through micro-financing for economic development. The training was organised with support from LO-FTF Council in Denmark.
NCPAD calls for the review of drugs act
The National Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Dependency (NCPAD) has called on government to review the National Drugs Act of 2008. According to the Council, illicit drug trafficking has created negative impact on the society and its young people.
CARITAS Makeni opens Orthopaedic Centre
CARITAS Makeni with support from CARITAS Italy recently opened an Orthopaedic Centre in Makeni Town. The centre is to help vulnerable people especially those living with leprosy and disability. It is also aimed at complementing government’s effort to improve the country’s health sector.
Cape Lambert boosts education in Port Loko
Cape Lambert Mining Company in Lunsar has handed over a newly constructed six classrooms and administrative building to the people of Kerefay Village in the Port Loko District. The village has been in dire need of a school prior to the company’s intervention. The school is part of the numerous projects undertaken by the company, in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility.
24 people narrowly escapes death
Twenty-four passengers have narrowly escaped death from a commercial vehicle with registration number AGW 439. The vehicle was travelling from Bumpe Perri in the Pujehun District to Bandajuma when the driver lost control of it whilst climbing a step hill and somersaulted. However, none of the passengers were reported dead but most of them sustained injuries. Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
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