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NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP’s Maigore Kallon Passes Away at 89
Another sudden death on Thursday 5th March 2015 hit the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), when veteran politician and statesman, Hon. Maigore Kallon passed away at his Byrne Lane residence in Freetown. According to a Press Release from the SLPP, Hon Maigore Kallon died at age 89 after a protracted illness.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Tribute to Musa Tamba Sam (Former MP for Kailahun’s Constituency 03)
On Tuesday, 3rd March 2015, the claws of death snatched away a father, a husband, a colleague, a friend, a brother and an audacious politician. The late Hon. Musa Tamba Sam was an effective debater, a persuasive communicator and a passionate politician.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 5th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,389 as follows:
Mar 6, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Boss to Keynote International Women’s Day Event
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) will be the keynote speaker at an event organized by Salone Business Women’s Hub and Playhouse Foundation in celebration of International Women’s Day over the weekend in Kono. International Women’s Day is marked on March 8th each year to celebrate women’s accomplishments and advocate for effective actions for the advancement and empowerment of women.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Post-Ebola Health Recovery District Health Plans Workshop Kicks off in Freetown
Freetown, Mar 5, 015 (MOHS) - A four day workshop on the development of Post Ebola Health Recovery District Health Plans has started at the Bank of Sierra Leone Bank’s Complex at Kingtom in Freetown. Cross section of participants Organized by the Ministry of Health Directorate of Health Systems Strengthening, Planning and Information, the workshop aims at validating strategies and interventions proposed from the central level, and to develop district and hospital specific components of the Health sector Recovery Plan.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 79 Quarantine Households Benefit From BBN Donation
A faith based organization; Believers Broadcasting Network (BBN) has on Thursday 5th March 2015 donated food and non-food items to 78 quarantine households at Crab town and Samura Drive at Aberdeen community in Freetown respectively.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : What Does The Commemoration Of The International Women’s Day Hold For Dignity Of African Women?
Young Girls and women in the 21st century are likely the most decisive drivers for development and global prosperity. But as a group they are-still –subjected to tremendous human rights violations, inequalities, health threats and extreme poverty especially in Sub Saharan Africa.
Mar 6, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 4 Missing Ebola Ambulances To Be Imported
At the ongoing hearing on Ebola funds Audit Report, the Public Account Committee (PAC) continued its squeeze on Wednesday 4th March, 2015. The Committee yesterday ordered the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Kingdom Security Logistics to import four missing Ebola Ambulances that were bought in August last year in Dubai. Summoned by PAC were Bombali District medical personnel, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Kingdom Security Logistics.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CSOs Engage MPs on Poverty & Climate Change
A number of civil society organizations including Campaign for Good Governance, Youth Partnership for Peace and Development and WASH-Net Communication have urged Members of Parliament to join in the fight against poverty and climate change. The CSOs met with a cross section of parliamentarians at the Kingharman Road Conference Hall of Council of Churches in Sierra Leone.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Opening Address By His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the EU Ebola Conference Brussels 3 March 2015
Brussels, Mar. 4, 015 (SLENA) - We are honoured to be here to chart ways forward on the current Ebola Outbreak in our countries. The EU has always been a great promoter of its core value of social solidarity and human advancement. Ebola tested the durability of these values, but the EU and its member states, including the United Kingdom showed great commitment to these values by supporting our countries to tackle this virus. We deeply appreciate your commitments.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 4th March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,374 as follows:
Mar 5, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Holland Shipyards Takes Over Marine Slipway
The Sierra Leone Ports Authority Shipyard, Marine Slipway has officially been handed over last Monday to Holland Shipyards, a Dutch company. The ceremony which was hosted in the Marine Slipway compound attracted the Chairman of the National Commission for Privatization, representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration, local and political representatives.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Smac Urges Safe And Dignified Burial To End Ebola
In order to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease and get to zero new infection in the country, people must stop washing dead bodies and refrain from performing traditional burial rites that have been the underlying factors for the pockets of new cases still recorded across the country.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Child Welfare Society Launched First Read Aloud world Day
“The World Read Aloud Day was set aside by the United Nations to motivate children and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world the right to literacy belongs to all people” Said Carina Palmer programme support office. She made this statement on Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 at CWS-SL country office at circular road in Freetown.
Mar 5, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Advocacy Network Commemorates International Children’s Day
One of the leading child led organizations, Kids Advocacy Network in collaboration with Coalition of Young Intelligent Quotient with support from Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC) and Splash Money Transfer on Sunday 1st March 2015 joined other children across the world to commemorate the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (I C D B).
Mar 5, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP, Hon. Musa Tamba Sam Passes Away
The Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Hon. Musa Tamba Sam passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning at the 34 Military Hospital at Wilberforce in Freetown after losing battle to a sudden illness.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ebola: President Koroma Intensifies Social Mobilization, Introduces New UNMEER Boss
President, Ernest Bai Koroma last Friday visited some of those quarantined in Aberdeen, Central Freetown and Tombo fishing village on the outskirts of the city to mobilize inhabitants for the Ebola fight. The President was accompanied by the newly appointed UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Sierra Leone’s Crisis Manager, Ms Bintou Keita, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response Centre, Paolo Conteh, and other top government officials.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : PAC Orders MOHS and Contractor to Pay Back Le160Million
The Public Account Committee (PAC) in Parliament on Tuesday 3rd March, 2015 ordered the Director of Financial Resources in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Festus Kuyembeh and the C.L. Group Contractor, Patrick Cole to refund withholding tax and contingency fund that were provided by the Ministry during the construction of the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 3rd March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,374 as follows:
Mar 4, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lost Woman Appears in Segbwema
The Assistant Inspector General of Police East, AIG Alfred Karrow Kamara has confirmed to Awareness Times last evening that the 43 year old woman, Jinnah Musa whose disappearance led to burning down of 5 houses on Monday 2nd March 2015 had appeared alive and active. According to the AIG four people have been arrested so far. The woman got missed from Gbaima Kubuihun in the Njalunhun Chiefdom, Kailahun District some twelve days ago.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOHS Collaborates with IRC and Partners to Build Capacity on Infection Prevention Control
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Saran Kamara, has reiterated the need for sustainable training on Infection Prevention Control ahead of the Post Ebola era.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY : ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE PUBLIC NOTICE
THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OF THE SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE THE SUDDEN DEATH OF ITS NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY HON. MUSA TAMBA SAM WHO DIED ON THE MORNING OF TUESDAY 3RD MARCH 2015.
Mar 4, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Orders the Detention of NERC Coordinator
The Public Account Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Monday 2nd March, 2015 ordered the arrest and detention of the Coordinator of the National Ebola Response Center (NERC), Steven Ngaojia in Freetown. The dramatic situation occurred during the course of the ongoing Parliamentary hearing on the findings of the Ebola Audit Reports.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 2nd March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,370 as follows:
Mar 3, 2015, 17:12

NEWS
Sylvia Blyden Sends Warm Regards from New York
CULLED FROM A SALONE WHATSAPP GROUP: Sylvia Blyden sends warm greetings from New York City to all my buddies in this wonderful Group! I flew out Sierra Leone last night on SN Brussels, transiting through Brussels.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over the mysterious Disappearance of a middle age woman… 5 Houses Set Ablaze in Segbwema
At least five dwelling structures have been set ablaze in Sebgwema, Njaluahun Chiefdom in the Kailahun District following an unprecedented riot by some aggrieved residents for the disappearance of a female relative, reports say. The incident which occurred yesterday 2nd March, 2015 broke the relative peace enjoyed by locals after the Ebola turmoil.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Western Area Targets Mid-March for Zero Case Reports
The Western Area Quarantine Data Manage for Ebola, Mr. Evans Baines-Johnson has intimated that it will take them to mid March before proper reckoning in the fight against Ebola in the Western Area. He said this is because of the unpredictable nature of case occurrences, with the daily number of cases fluctuating.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Oxfam In Collaboration With Ministry Of Social Welfare Gender And Children’s Affairs, UN Women and Statistics Sierra Leone Identify Gender Lapses In The Ebola Response
A study report assessing the gender dimensions of Ebola Virus Disease has found that issues relating to women need to be at the forefront of the emergency response. This report was launched on Tuesday, 24th of February at the Family Kingdom attracted about 50 stakeholders including Donor Agencies, UN, INGOs, NGOs and the members of the Media.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AFDB confirms Dr. Samara Kamara’s candidature
The Government of Sierra Leone wish to inform the general public that the African Development Bank has officially confirmed his nomination the candidacy of Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the Presidency of the Bank.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Students form Solidarity Group for Alpha Timbo
The Student Wing of the Timbo Campaign Team (TCT) comprising of students from various educational institutions that came together to form a student solidarity group in support of Hon. Alpha Osman Timbo’s flag bearer bid for the SLPP last week Friday 27th February, 2015 elected an executive to form part of the wider national campaign team.
Mar 3, 2015, 17:00

NEWS
UN Hosts Ebola Concert to Araise Awareness
A special and unprecedented musical event is to be held tonight Monday, March 2nd 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States. With the distinguished presence of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and his beautiful wife, the American Ambassador to the UN, Madam Samantha Powers and a host of other UN Ambassadors.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESIDENT KOROMA ASSURES SUPPORT FOR ENHANCEMENT OF ECOWAS PARLIAMENT
His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has assured Sierra Leone’s ECOWAS Parliamentarians of his government’s utmost support for the transformative process of the ECOWAS Parliament. Recently, a five-man delegation led by Deputy Speaker, Chernor R.M. Bah left the shores of Sierra Leone to attend the Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja, Nigeria.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 1st March Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,353 as follows:
Mar 2, 2015, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Daru Demands for Safe Drinking Water
Nearly twenty thousand residents of Daru Town in the Jawie Chiefdom Kailahun District are living without pure drinking water in that part of the country. Daru is one of the communities that was badly hit by the Ebola scourge and nearly 100 people including health workers died of the disease at the early stage of the outbreak.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Team & Team to Construct Boreholes at Health Facilities
A non- international governmental organization, Team & Team Sierra Leone Chapter will soon commence the rehabilitation and construction of safe drinking borehole water at medical facilities across Sierra Leone. The construction project is not unconnected with the response to the fight against the deadly Ebola.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Claudius Production Donates to Freetown Cheshire Home
One of the leading social and cultural Show Promoters in Sierra Leone, Big Bother Claudius Production (BBCP) has on Thursday 26th February, 2015 donated food condiment to the Freetown Cheshire Home.The items which worth ten million leones will reduce the starvation and hunger faced by disable residents living at Cheshire Home.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Augustine Torto galvanized support of 1.5 million Dollars drugs for Sierra Leone in the fight against Ebola
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Augustine B Torto had on Thursday the 26th, February 2015 reported in the Well of Parliament that a forty feet container full of assorted drugs worth 1.5 million USD was donated by Sierra Leoneans in Chicago through the Sageant Pharmaceuticals of Schaumberg at the start of this year to assist the Government in the fight against the deadly scourge.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ICASL Train Young Accounts on Professional Accounting Standards
The Institute of Chartered Accountant in Sierra Leone (ICASL), has trained its 3rd set of young accountants from different background at the Africell Conference Hall at Bathurst Street in Freetown.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: UK Secretary of State Reassures Sierra Leonean Private Sector
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development, Hon. Justine Greening has assured the Private Sector development and other investors of her government supports in the post war Ebola era. The dynamic woman made this pronouncement at a roundtable engagement organized by Standard Chartered Bank in collaboration with DFID on Friday 27th February 2015 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:00

EDITORIALS
Ernest Koroma is Constantly Inspiring; The Ebola Audit is Latest Example
One aspect of the tenure of Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma’s leadership has been his unique ability to inspire the world to have unprecedented perspectives; This has been to extent of Koroma charting paths that other leaders subsequently identify as worth emulating.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Moyamba District Optimistic to Defeat Ebola
Moyamba District which is located in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone has been struggling vehemently to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The District initially had gone fifteen days (15) without a new register case until February 21st, 2015 when a deceased’s swab indicated that he died of Ebola in Kori Village.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 26th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,320 as follows:
Feb 27, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MPs Approve SLBC Board & Nominees for JLSC, NTB & NYC
Sierra Leone Parliament on Thursday 26th February, 2015 approved another set of nine (9) presidential nominees to various public positions after going through a successful interview process by the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Clowns without Borders thrills Ebola affected Sierra Leone
Clowns without Borders a Spanish based comedy group are on tour in Sierra Leone to put smiles on the faces of traumatic people that are severely affected by the Ebola Virus Disease directly and indirectly in the country.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Traditional and Religious Leaders to Champion New Ebola Vaccine Study in Sierra Leone
Freetown, 20, 015 (MOHS) -Tribal Heads, Religious Leaders and Ward Councillors in the Western Area have been briefed about the new Ebola Prevention Vaccine (marklate) to be introduce in Sierra Leone in March this year.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Unveils New Rates on Redundancy Payments
The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has announced a reduction on taxes paid on redundancy payments. The Deputy Commissioner of the Domestic Taxes Department, Alfred Akibo-Betts explained that under the Income Tax Act 2000 as amended, redundancy and retirement payments which are made to employees when their employment are terminated have special tax treatment where an amount paid up to a limit is tax free. As such, he added, redundancy and retirement payments are usually divided into two components for tax purposes namely the tax free amount and the assessable amount.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun To Open Private School
With growing number of school going children in the provinces, public schools have increasingly have the burden to cater for more school enrollment, paving way for the need for private run schools to complement government’s efforts in improving education in the country.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
As Sierra Leone Is Assured of International Assistance; There Is Light At The End of Tunnel
The Co-Chair meeting held at Radisson Blu on the 19th February, 2015, was an opportunity for Minister Isabella Lovin (Swedish Minister of Finance and chair of INCAF) and Dr. Kaifala Marah (Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development and chair of the g7+) to establish personal objective contact. For further clarification, let me give the straight meaning to the acronym INCAF – which means International Network on Conflict and Fragility. The g7+ is a voluntary association of twenty countries that are or have been affected by conflict and are now in transition to the next stage of development. The main objective of the g7+ is to share experiences and learn from each other, and to advocate for reforms to the international community engaged in conflict affected states.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Falsified anti-malarial medicine circulating in West Africa
The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone as part of its legal mandate to ensure that only good quality, safe and efficacious medicines and other regulated products are on the Sierra Leone market, hereby informs the general public that a falsified anti-malarial medicine has been circulating in West Africa and the Board wishes to inform the general public that the under mentioned batches of Arthemether/Lumefantrine are fake and contains none of the correct active pharmaceutical ingredients. The World Health Organization has also confirmed this product to be fake.
Feb 27, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Thanks Audit Service; Probes Ebola Audit to Live Audience
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has commended the Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) and the Auditor General Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce for the good work they have been doing in pursuance of an accountable culture in Sierra Leone.
Feb 26, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Norwegian Health Minister Assures Sierra Leone
The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Hoie on Wednesday 25th February, 2015 assured the Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation11, Madina Rahman of his government’s support in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease. At a press conference held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown, the Norwegian Minister told newsmen that his government was determined and committed to ending the current situation in Sierra Leone.
Feb 26, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 25th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,308 as follows:
Feb 26, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP Young Generation Extolls Honesty and Loyalty to SLPP
National Young Generation (YG) Leader of opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Mr. Peter Musa Moigua has appealed to party youths through District and Regional YG leaders to always be peaceful, honest, loyal and law abiding with maturity and good leadership exhibited at party functions in particular and the country as a whole. Referring to youths as ‘the hope and future of the SLPP,’ the YG leader who was addressing colleagues in a recent engagement in Bo City said YG wing of SLPP ‘is the life blood of the party.’
Feb 26, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AYV Interviews Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden Tonight
Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, a youths-appointed National Goodwill Ambassador for the Youths of Sierra Leone, will tonight Thursday 26th February 2015 at 10pm prompt, be the sole guest on the popular ‘The Hot Seat’ programme of journalist Abdul Fonti at the African Young Voices (AYV) Radio 101.6FM.
Feb 26, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: As Ebola Fight Continues..... Unimak Provides Logistical Support To Quarantined Homes
In a bid to continue complementing government’s efforts in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone, the Good Governance Department of the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) recently gave logistical support of food and non-food items to quarantined homes in some affected communities in Bombali, Kambia and Port Loko districts in the Northern Province.
Feb 26, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bo District Scores 42 Days No-Ebola Infection
Bo District which hosts the second largest city in the country yesterday 24th February 2015 graduated as the 4th District for the 42days no-Ebola infection. Pujehun and Bonthe as well as Kailahun District where the Ebola disease left many untold stories had gone for over two months without an Ebola case. The success stories in Kailahun and other districts merely indicate that Sierra Leone is on the verge of defeating the deadly Ebola Disease.
Feb 25, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kenema Denies Ebola Case
The District Medical Officer (DMO) for Kenema, Dr. Mohamed Vandy had on 23rd February 2015 told the Awareness Times that they are still doubtful about the single Ebola case that surfaced on the daily Ebola update on the 21st February 2015 for their district.
Feb 25, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 24th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,301 as follows:
Feb 25, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLCAA Host National Air Transport Facilitation for Two Days
Its ongoing mission to meet and exceed the social economic development of Air Transport without unnecessary adverse impact on safety, efficiency, convenience and on the environment, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has established comprehensive strategic objectives for 2014-2016, said the Director General SLCAA, Mr. Abubakarr Kamara. He made this statement when hosting the National Air Transport Facilitation on Tuesday, 24th, February, 2015 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown.
Feb 25, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kids Advocacy Network Awards Airtel
As part of their annual work plan, Kids Advocacy Network usually organize their yearly national child Development Award (NaCDA) on behalf of the children of Sierra Leone to recognize, reward and celebrate individuals and institutions that have contributed immensely towards the Development of Sierra Leone. The award committee approved to award Airtel as Best Telecommunications company of the year 2014 due to their outstanding effort in promoting children through education and sport. In his statement the founder Edmond A.B Fonah stated that Kid's Advocacy Network has previously awarded the company as Best telecommunications company of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012 due to tireless effort in bringing development to children and youths in nation.
Feb 25, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bringing Ebola to an end is one of my Top Priorities... Said Dr. Moeti
WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti has concluded first leg of visit to the Ebola affected countries. “Since I took office earlier this month, bringing the Ebola outbreak to an end is one of my top priorities”, Dr. Moeti says. She made this statement when addressing the press at Radisson Blu on Tuesday, 24th, February 2015.
Feb 25, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kailahun People Beg MSF to Stay
The people of Kailahun have expressed great gratitude to Medicin Sans Frontieres (MSF) for their contribution to eradicating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the district, but are extremely sad that the international medical organization is packing to leave.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Oregon University Students Donate to Jawei Chiefdom Ebola Orphans
Over three hundred orphans in the Jawei Chiefdom, Kailahun District on Friday 20th February, 2015 benefitted from donations made by a group of students from Oregon University in the United States of America.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO Touches the Lives of Rural Poor
As part of its mandate to address water problems in communities and as part of the post-Ebola reconstruction moves, the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has embarked on the revitalization of water projects in both rural and urban areas across the country.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 23rd February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,289 as follows:
Feb 24, 2015, 17:08

NEWS
Business Leaders And Gosl Reps Meet In London To Discuss Private Sector Role In Sierra Leone’s Post Ebola Economy
The Sierra Leonean and international business community will meet with Government representatives, in London’s House of Commons today (24 February 2015) to discuss the role that the private sector can play in reinvigorating Sierra Leone’s economy post Ebola, and how Sierra Leone can win back the confidence of foreign investors.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Commissioner Warns Contractors
In a bid to vigorously reposition the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in order to effectively deliver the much needed services to the people of Sierra Leone, the Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Alie Badara Mansaray on Friday 20th February 2015 urged private companies and individual contractors working for the commission to ensure that they improve on the quality of services delivered. He delivered this strong warning at a meeting held at NaCSA Head Office in Freetown.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Trade Exhibition brings local businesses and humanitarian agencies together to boost the private sector
A special one day trade exhibition, intended to make it easier for the humanitarian agencies engaged in the Ebola response to procure goods and services locally and to boost the local private sector, was held at Radisson Blu on 11 February 2015 and showcased the goods and services of 50 Sierra Leone based businesses.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Police Popularizes New Recruitment & Promotion Policies
The Sierra Leone Police Human Resource Management supported by UNDP has successfully completed sensitization moves to popularize the revised Recruitment and Promotion Policies in various regions across the country. Having successfully completed in December, 2014 the sensitization move in the Western Area Police Divisional headquarters, Management launched the second phase of sensitization at divisional levels in the provincial regions.
Feb 24, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Allegation of Le1,670,000,000 of 'Bounced Cheques' in Appendix A-12 is False
Following the startling revelations of Bishop Abu Koroma of Flaming Evangelical Mission in defence of his good name, this paper embarked on further investigations which ended last Saturday 21st February 2015. We can now confirm that based on solid evidence in our possession and exclusive investigations within Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, the Opinion of the Auditor-General that Le1,670,000,000 (One Billion, Six Hundred and Seventy Million Leones) worth of cash donations handed over to President Koroma, has no evidence of ever being honoured, is absolutely untrue.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “I was the first to call for an Audit” - EBK tells Mile 91
Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has told people of Mile 91 township in Tonkolili district that he was the very first person who called for an independent Audit into the management of funds meant to counter the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK Defence Secretary Visits Sierra Leone
Monday February 22nd 2015: UK DEFENCE Secretary, Michael Fallon, has visited Sierra Leone last week during which he said that UK personnel have made a vital contribution to tackle Ebola, during a visit to Sierra Leone. Mr Fallon on his arrival, met with His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma, at the State House in Freetown. Their meeting began with an ‘Ebola handshake’, a greeting now widespread in Sierra Leone where elbows are offered instead of the palms, to avoid any potential transmission of the disease through body contact.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 22nd February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,275 as follows:
Feb 23, 2015, 12:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Misunderstanding the Majority Leader
I have carefully read and re-read the Statement of Hon. Ibrahim Bundu that has gotten him being tongue lashed. I can understand the limited grasp of English makes it difficult for some to understand what the honourable gentleman said.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:06

NEWS
House of Lords’ Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman Advocates for Long Term Donor Support to Sierra Leone
Freetown, Feb. 20, 015 (MOHS) - The visiting Rt. Hon. Baroness Hayman of the House of Lords London in the United Kingdom has expressed interest in the country’s post Ebola Recovery Phase on maternal and newborn health. Accompanied by the Senior Technical Officer, Centre for Maternal Newborn, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Madam Betty Sam, the Rt. Honourable Hayman said she has a programme with the Sierra Leone Parliament and the Health Committee Women Caucus, OXFAM, Save the Children, Christian Aid among others for which part of her visit was to meet with them on matters relating to development programmes.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACTB Launches SME Product
“A Call To Business (ACTB) is a growing community of business people who believe that God has called them into business not only to work but to create resources and influence the sphere of the authority around them and see many people coming to faith and being disciples in the context of their everyday working lives,” said the Chief Executive Officer, Joe Abass Bangura.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : P/ment Ratifies CLSG Interconnection On-Lending Agreement
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Tuesday17th February, 2015 ratified the CLSG Interconnection on lending agreement between Sierra Leone and CLSG Regional Transmission Company. The first phase of the signing of the agreement was in Freetown on the 20th January, 2015; while in Abidjan on the 29th January, 2015 the second process was done.
Feb 23, 2015, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : Promising Speedy Investigation Of Ebola Audit : APC MPs' Leader & Anti Corruption To Collaborate
Please see below for a Joint Release issued by Hon. Ibrahim R. Bundu, the Majority Leader in Parliament and Joseph F. Kamara, the Commissioner of the Anti Corruption Commission. It indicates that the two entities will now collaborate peacefully in matter of the Audit on Management of Ebola Funds. Meanwhile, Awareness Times can inform that the Summons of 39 persons by Anti Corruption Commission Boss has been immediately put on hold until our esteemed House of Parliament concludes its Constitutional duties into said Audit Report submitted to MPs by the Auditor-General.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NERC’s Chief of Staff Assesses Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom
It appears there is hardly any rest for hardworking personnel in the fight against Ebola and this is particularly so for the Chief of Staff of the National Ebola Response Centre [NERC] - Brigadier General D. T. O. Taluva who has virtually relocated to the Provinces to give top priority to coordinating the response up therein. He has been in the District Headquarter town of Port Loko- one of the Districts with leading Ebola recorded cases for nearly a week now so as to ensure effective monitoring mechanism. Apart from the series of joint sensitisation visits he has made to almost all the Ebola hotspots in Kambia and Port Loko Districts, Brigadier General Tarluva has also led many more trips to Tigbonor, Bailor, Rotifunk, Taintefor Targrin and Lungi Police Barracks.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 19th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,239 as follows:
Feb 20, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Siera Leone News : Youth Coalition Frowns at Auditor General’s Report
The Executive Director of the National Youth Coalition, Morlai Conteh has expressed serious concern over the Auditor General's report on the Ebola Funds and also urged the Honorable House of Parliament to speedily execute its constitutional mandate to investigate the matter.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP Flag bearer Hopeful Commends APC Govt in Ebola Fight
An intending aspirant for the position of flagbearer for the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has commended the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone for their efforts in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:06

NEWS
Ban Ki Moon calls for surge efforts to support Guinea and Sierra Leone
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called on the world to redouble efforts for constant vigilance and active surveillance in the fight against Ebola even in unaffected areas in the three worst affected countries in the Mano River Basin.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ‘Baboons’ Kill Town Chief in Kono
Threats of attacks by wild chimpanzees, locally known as ‘baboons’ have put residents of the Nimikoro Chiefdom in Kono District, Eastern Sierra Leone under perpetual fear, reports say. The situation attracted alarm when the ‘baboons’ reportedly attacked 35 years’ old Chief Komba Koagbonda of Yaobu Village and killed him on Saturday 14th February, 2015.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Standards Bureau Embarks On Operation Kick Out Expired Products In Freetown
The Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB) has concluded a month long operation against the sale of expired/substandard and shoddy goods/products in the Freetown Municipality. The operation was led by scientific officers, representatives from the Sierra Leone police and the President of Consumer Protection Agency with the aim of ensuring that food products are fit for human consumption while expired goods are disposed off from the stalls.
Feb 20, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Flaming Bible Church Debunks Rumour of Fake Cheque
Contrary to allegations that Flaming Evangelical Ministries issued fake or bounced cheque to President Koroma in the fight against Ebola, the Founder and Overseer of the church, Bishop Abu Koroma has vehemently denounced such information as unfounded. Rather, he eloquently laid the blame for the mishap on the doorsteps of Sierra Leone's new banking regulations.
Feb 19, 2015, 15:40

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Apologizes To Chief Medical Officer
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has tendered an unreserved apology to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Brima Kargbo for wrongly including his name among those invited by the Commission with regards the Auditor General’s report on the Ebola funds utilization.
Feb 19, 2015, 15:38

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Threatens Public over Ebola Audit Reports
The Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu has issued a strong warning that any premature reporting backed with public opinion on the Auditor's General Report on the Ebola Funds which was laid on the table of Parliament on 12th February 2015 will be tantamount to contempt of Parliament.
Feb 19, 2015, 15:36

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 17th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,230 as follows:
Feb 19, 2015, 15:34

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Reassures Private Sector on Post Ebola
Sierra Leone President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 16th February, 2015 made strong reassurance to members of the private sectors and public/Private partnership as well as local and international investors on the Post Ebola economic recovery.
Feb 19, 2015, 15:32

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Welt Hunger Empowers Banana Island in the Ebola Fight
One of the few remote fishing communities within the Western Area Peninsular that has not recorded any report of suspected Ebola case since the outbreak of the disease last year has been empowered to continue their vigilance against the spread of the virus in the island.
Feb 19, 2015, 15:30

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics : SLPP Leader Talks Tough on Ebola Money
The Minority Leader in Parliament from the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai, has promised that Members of Parliament (MPs) from the SLPP will leave no stone unturned in investigating the persons and institutions named in the Auditor General’s “Report on the audit of the Management of the Ebola Funds”.
Feb 17, 2015, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Heal Initiative Donates Ebola Gears to Social Welfare Ministry
A Non-Governmental Organization with focus on community charity activities, Heal Initiative Programme with support from Arcodia University in the United States of America over the weekend donated some essential anti-Ebola materials to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in New England, Freetown.
Feb 17, 2015, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLeWFF-Port Loko Chapter Gets New Chair
The Sierra Leone Women Farmers’ Forum ( SLeWFF), the umbrella organization for all women farmers’ groups in the country over the weekend converged in Port Loko Town, northern Sierra Leone to elect the forum’s Port Loko District Chapter chairperson.
Feb 17, 2015, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Sierra Leone - 16th February Ebola STATISTICS:
Total Laboratory-confirmed Ebola Cases = 8,226 as follows:
Feb 17, 2015, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
EBK First Raised Alarm Over “Shameless Crooks” !
Report by the Auditor-General is interesting. I applaud her courage and bravery in laying things bare for us. Thanks Madam! [ SMILE ]. However, I will reserve my comments against those indicted until they are put through due constitutional process. On a different note, I just wonder why people are rushing to blame our beloved President over findings of the Auditor-General? Yes, President Koroma has a lot of human faults BUT who was it who first alerted us all about activities of "shameless crooks" in the fight against Ebola?
Feb 17, 2015, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Content Unit to Introduce Local Content Policy
The Director of the Local Content Unit (LCU) Mr. Emmanuel Konjoh has said that his unit is a component within the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) working on the Local Content Policy that was approved by the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and implemented by Adam Smith International (ASI).
Feb 17, 2015, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Diaspora Focus Awards Ports GM
Diaspora Focus is an organization formed in the United Kingdom to advance the cause and welfare of Africans living abroad and returning home to better integrate and contribute meaningfully to their communities and societies as a whole. The organization has started awarding institutions and individuals for their effort in the fight against Ebola across the country.
Feb 17, 2015, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sharp Rise in Ebola for the Western Area
The Quarantine Data Manager for Western Area, Mr. Evans Baines-Johnson confirmed last evening, 15th February 2015 told the Awareness Times that Western Area, the capital city has taken an upward trend, producing a high proportional number of new Ebola cases. Western Area alone has recorded a total of 62 new Ebola cases of out the 87new Ebola cases recorded nationwide from the 8th-15th February.
Feb 16, 2015, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : No Youth was Arrested in VP’s Kono Residence – Says CID’s Sizeman
The Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police, Mr. Ibrahim ‘Sizeman’ Koroma has vehemently debunked allegations floated on social media that youths wanted for detention on an Executive Order signed by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma, were discovered right inside the private residence of the Honourable Vice President Chief Alhaji Sam-Sumana.
Feb 16, 2015, 12:12


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