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KDC sails through Parliament
The Kenema District Council (KDC) has successfully gone through the Transparency and Accountability Committee in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament. The process was geared towards questioning the council on its activities, documentation of funds generated and how they were utilized. The Council was also reminded of its responsibility to post its financial statements, annual income and expenditure, inventories of assets, bye-laws and notices relating to tax rates and fees, minutes of council meetings and development plans, among others, on its notice board and on notice boards of each Ward for at least 21 days.
Teachers discuss Code of Conduct
Fifty teachers drawn from ten schools across the country have undergone two-day training on the Code of Conduct for Teachers in Sierra Leone. The training was organized in Freetown by Advocacy Movement Network and Cordaid Alliance for Children’s Protection. The Code of Conduct was developed by the Government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other non-governmental organizations advocating for children’s rights.
2 arrested for ritual murder
Two suspects are currently in police custody for an alleged ritual murder of one Yeabu Bangura, aged 33 years, at Six Mile in the Western Area Rural District. The two suspects, whose names were not disclosed by the police, are both residents of Six Mile Village. The suspects are currently helping the police in their investigations.
Cholera hits Bombali District
Reports from the Northern Headquarter District of Bombali indicates that five (5) people have died in that district whilst thirty (30) others are currently hospitalized. However, authorities and officials of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in that part of the country have denied the reports.
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