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MPs Okay civil ownership of Arms and Ammunitions
Members of Parliament (MPs) have ratified the Arms and Ammunition Bill for 2012. The Bill was ratified following heated debates between MPs. The purpose of the Bill is to serve as a regulatory instrument on the use of fire arms and ammunition by individuals or groups who request personal security for their protection and interest.
Brig. Gen. Milton is now Joint Force Commander
Brigadier General John Milton has been promoted as Joint Force Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). His promotion came as a result of his hard work, commitment and dedicated service in all his years of service in the force. Brigadier General John Milton started his active military service in 1985 and has acquired several academic and military qualifications within this period. He has also occupied different positions of trust in the army before attaining his present position .
Sierra Leone opens new Consulate in Bavaria
Sierra Leone has established a new Consulate in Munich, the capital city of South Eastern Federal state of Bavaria, Germany. This is part of Sierra Leone’s effort to explore one of the world’s strongest national economies and the largest single market in the European Union. Bavaria is a symbol of prosperity and progress, playing a crucial role in the economic and technological development of Germany.
Sight Savers donates learning materials
A charitable organization based in Freetown, Sight Savers, has donated a large consignment of learning materials to the authorities of the Koidu School for the Blind. The items which were donated in cartoons include text books, tape recorders, typewriters and batteries. The focus of the organization is not only on providing medical care for the needy but also looks into the social needs of the young and the aged in communities where they operates.
UNFPA boosts media practitioners
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has handed over computers, internet modems, cameras, tape recorders and Desktop computer battery back-ups to the Media Alliance on Population Development Issues (MAPDI). The donation was to help the media practitioners to enhance their reporting on population, development and reproductive issues.
Cholera hits Police Training School
Cholera has claimed the life of a police instructor at the Police Training School (PTS) at Hastings in the outskirt of Freetown . Sources say the outbreak has become very alarming as more cases as hospital authorities continue to receive more cases. According to reports ,personnel and recruits at the school lack access to safe and clean drinking water and quality health care facility.
SLMA to enhance Sea Safety
The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) has disclosed that five rescue boats are expected to arrive in the country in December this year. This was made known by the Acting Executive Director of SLMA, Alhaji Wuroh Jalloh while talking to a cross section of newsmen recently. He said the boats would be used to respond to distress calls at sea.
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