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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 5th February, 2014
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Feb 5, 2014, 17:04
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3 Detained for Alleged Murder

Denis Andrea, Manager of SSGI, a security agency attached to Sierra Rutile Company, and two other South African workers of the Company, Abraham Collins Zuin and Wayne Truster have been detained at the Criminal Investigations Department following the mysterious death of one Fuad Kallon. The senior pathologist in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma and a police superintendent have already left Freetown for Moriba town for further investigation, exhumation and autopsy examination on the remains of the decease.

 

Builder Wins Airtel Le100M

A local builder residing in Bo Southern Sierra Leone, Francis Marah, has been the proud winner of Airtel’s Jentri Promotion Le100million star prize. The draw was held at the Wusum Mini Stadium in Makeni.

 

2 Nigerians Jailed in Sierra Leone

2 Nigerian nationals, Paul Evechukun and Prince Duru Kenneth have been sent on remand at the Pademba Road Prisons in Freetown for unlawful possession of arms and ammunition. The two accused persons were recently arraigned before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No. 2on two counts of Possession of Small Arms without Licenses contrary to Section 19(2A) of the Arms and Ammunition Act and House Breaking contrary to Section 8(2) of the Larceny Act.

 

Deaf Association Gets New Prezy

The Sierra Leone National Association for the Deaf has appointed Alhaji Mohamed Rahman to serve as acting President for the Association. Outgoing President of the Association, Mrs. Ramatu Sesay said she enjoyed working with the entire membership of the Association, adding that it a unique experience that was characterized by enormous challenges.

 

Lungi to Transform to an industrial Development Zone

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Leonard Balogun Koroma recently stated that the construction of the new International Airport at Mamama Village in Koya, Port Loko district will pave the way for Lungi to be transformed to an Industrial Development Zone. He made this statement during a news conference held at the Metrological Station of the New Mamama Airport in Mamama after completing a conducted tour in assessing the facilities of the Mets Station.

 

Stakeholders Discuss World Report on Midwives  

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Association of Midwifery (SLAM), has organized a day’s workshop for SLAM to discuss the State of the World Report on Midwives at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium, Brookfields in Freetown. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the chairperson of the program, who is also the Chief Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Mrs. Hussianatu Kanu, described the event as a milestone in the history of midwifery. She pointed out that UNFPA has given them the opportunity to discuss the State of the World Report on Midwives that looks at issues affecting midwifery across the world.

 

Trade Ministry receives Cooperatives National Policy

A National Policy and Strategies for the Cooperatives Sector was formally handed over to the Ministry of Trade and Industry at the Ministry’s Conference hall. The presentation of the document to the Deputy Minister of Trade, Alie Badara Mansaray is part of many processes that will resurrect the national cooperates sector. Michael M. Lavalie, Principal Assistant Registrar at the Cooperatives Department said the presentation of the policy is in line with the present government declaration policy of establishing, promoting and developing Cooperatives of obvious kinds.


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