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Police receives rice supply
Personnel of the Sierra Leone Police have started taking home a bag of rice each at the end of every month. The personnel at the end of July took home their bags of rice as was earlier on promised by President Koroma. The personnel expressed thanks and appreciation to President Koroma and his government for what they referred to as a very wonderful gesture, whilst further hoping for continuity.
Minister blames artisanal fishermen for fish shortage
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Dr. Soccoh Kabia has said in Freetown that the current shortage of fish in the Sierra Leone market is as a result of the inability of many artisanal fishermen to go to sea regularly because of its rough state. Dr. Kabia made this statement contrary to claims by some fish vessel agents that the implementation of various reforms by the ministry to curb illegal fishing in Sierra Leone is responsible for the shortage of fish.
Breastfeeding Week ends in Sierra Leone
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has on 7th August 2012 ended the Breastfeeding Week programme in Sierra Leone. The week commenced on 1st August this year, on the theme; “Understanding the past, planning the future”. The week is commemorated annually from 1st to 7th August in more than 170 countries across the world. It was aimed at encouraging breastfeeding and improving the health of babies around the world.
FWMC, FCC, SLRA wash Freetown
The Freetown Waste Management Company (FWMC) in collaboration with the Freetown City Council (FCC) and the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA), has conducted a cleaning exercise in the East end of Freetown. The exercise was borne out of concerns over the current pandemic of cholera outbreak across the country. This was to a very large extent blamed on unhygienic environmental condition. Areas such as Cline Town, Guard Street, Bai Burreh Road and other main dumping sites, benefited from the exercise.
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