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RUFP convention scheduled for 15th/18th July
The national convention for the Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP) has been scheduled for 15th and 18th July this year in Kailahun Town. RUFP’s interim leader, Mr. Eldred Collins, has said that the party’s leadership is currently on a conducted nationwide sensitization tour, aimed at meeting with its members. According to Mr. Collins, over one thousand members are expected to grace the convention.
Fishing company workers on strike
Workers of the Sierra Leone Fishing Company at Kissy Dock Yard in Freetown recently held a sit down strike after demanding for better conditions of service. The workers were claiming not to have received their salaries for several months now. Other concerns raised by the workers include poor medical facilities, poor sanitation, no safety gears for workers and poor end of service conditions.
322 disables fed in Lunsar
322 persons with disability are said to have been fed by the Disabled International Foundation of Sierra Leone. The feeding ceremony was done at a colorful occasion held in Lunsar Town. The beneficiaries were said to have commended the foundation for their good gesture towards them.
2 nurses for over 6000 inhabitants
Leicester Community Health Center in the Western Rural District of Sierra Leone is reported to have only two qualified nurses to serve a population of over 6000 people. It was alleged that the Center also lacks electricity supply and that the nurses use torchlight to attend to patients. Residents are said to have called on government through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to come to their aid.
Education for all Coalition ends training in Kenema
Education for all Coalition in collaboration with ActionAid Sierra Leone has concluded training for local councils and staff in the educational sector. The training was aimed at building the capacity of participants and also to develop the country’s educational sector.
Volleyball players to attend CAVB training
Four volleyball players, Patrick Lamboi, Momodu Samura, Josephine Sesay and Hawa Kargbo, have been selected to participate in the African Volleyball Confederation Training to be held in Lome, Togo. The aim of the workshop is to increase on the capacity and skills of the future stars. The stars will also be widening their knowledge on the rules and regulations surrounding the game.
20 schools lock horns in a debating competition
The Anti-Violence Movement of Sierra Leone recently assembled 20 secondary schools for a debating and quiz competition held at the Government Model Secondary School in Freetown. 12 pupils were selected from each participating school to represent their schools. Saint Edwards Secondary School won the competition whilst the Methodist Boys High School and Methodist Girls High School clinched the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The distribution of certificates to participants formed part of the ceremony.
Sierra Leone footballers set for Cameroon
Footballers selected from various premier league clubs in Sierra Leone are expected to take part in a friendly football march that is to be played in Cameroon. Twenty-seven players have been selected to take part in the forthcoming encounter scheduled for 28th July 2012.
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