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Lumpa Lorry Park commissioned
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) on Tuesday 7th August 2012 commissioned a multi-purpose Lorry Park at Lumpa in Waterloo. The project was implemented by the Pro-Growth for Peace Consolidation (GPC) programme to enhance service delivery in the transport sector. The project was concluded with financial support from the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Development Bank.
EPA-SL doles Refrigerants
The Ozone Unit at the Environmental Protection Agency of Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) has dished out Refrigerants Identifier to key institutions in Sierra Leone. Institutions that benefited from the gesture include the Refrigerants Engineers Technical Association (RETA), the Sierra Leone Port Authority (SLPA) and the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB). The equipments were given by the Agency through the multilateral funds of the United Nations.
IRN trains 25 radio journalists on election matters
Prior to Sierra Leone’s national elections slated for November 17 this year, the Independent Radio Network (IRN) has trained 25 Radio Journalists on issues relating to covering the electioneering process. The training brought together experienced Media Practitioners and Lecturers. At the end of the training, participants are expected to have gained sufficient knowledge on issues pertaining elections reporting and key other issues.
Koroma family thanks sympathizers
His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the entire Koroma family at home and in the Diaspora have expressed thanks and appreciation to all and non-Sierra Leoneans in the country and abroad who in their diverse ways sympathized and mourned with them during their grief over the death of their beloved mother and grand mother Mrs. Alice Rosaline Koroma. The family further expressed appreciation to the Diplomatic and Consular Corp for their show of sympathy.
Police chief assures peaceful elections
The Inspector General (IG) of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Mr. Alieu Francis Munu has assured Sierra Leoneans of the SLP’s readiness to adequately police the November 17, 2012 national elections. The police chief revealed that the SLP have designed an election policing plan for the November pools, adding that they are fully prepared and equipped to police the whole process.
Youth Ministry popularizes African Youth charter
The Ministry of Youth, Employment and Sport (MYES) has popularized the African Youth Charter in Kono and Kailahun Districts in the East of the country. The ministry, in collaboration with the UNFPA, undertook the popularization of the African Youth Charter in the two districts and it was graced by one hundred youths including students and traders. The popularization of the Charter in each of the two districts was climaxed by group work in which youths were divided into groups to discuss issues pertaining the Charter.
The Sierra Leone Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has dismissed its Consul-General in the Netherlands, Madam Sabainya Lamboi-Bandemoi with immediate effect. A letter from the Foreign Affairs Ministry dated, 2nd August 2012 stated that, after the thorough perusal of documents and investigations pertaining to the transactions between the Chamber of Commerce and Mrs. Lamboi-Bandemoi, she has been found wanting beyond all reasonable doubts of an alleged fraud.
Ritual murder in Mile 4
The mortal remains of a house wife, Mrs. Musu Kamara was on Wednesday 8th August 2012, found in the bush at Mile 4 on the Freetown Masiaka Highway where she went to search for fire-wood. Eyewitness say the private parts, breast and nose of Musu were removed by unknown persons. Three suspects have been arrested by the police so far and the mortal remains of the late women has been buried.