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Monthly Archives: July 2015

AS OUR GOVERNMENT STRUGGLES TO BRING ABOUT ZERO CASES- EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES

—JULY 31, 2015 DISCHARGED CASES Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,043 NEW CASES New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows: Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0 Hot Spots: District Chiefdom Community CUMULATIVE CASES Cumulative confirmed cases = 8,695 as follows: 455 Kailahun = 565, Kenema = 503, Kono = 253 Bombali = 1,049, Kambia = 253, …continue reading

“Throw SLPP, PMDC Matter Out” -Lawyer Berthan Macaulay, Ordered

By Arrthur Ben Tucker A total of nine lawyers on Friday July 17th 2015, urged the three Supreme Court judges to ‘struck out of court’ the joint petition instituted against the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and seven others by two of the leading opposition political parties, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC). Lawyer Berthan Macaulay Jr. aided by LahaiMomoh Farmer and Madam Joan Macaulay represented the 1st and 2nd defendants, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Franklyn BaiKargbo and the Deputy Minister of Justice, Arrow John Bockarie. Lawyer Macaulay in his …continue reading

SPEECH BY THE HON LEONARD KOROMA, MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION TO PARLIAMENT ON WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY 2015 ON THE PROCUREMENT OF 100 NEW BUSES BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE THROUGH THE M INISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND AVIATION

By State House Communication Team In late 2013, His Excellency the President raised concern over the long lines of people waiting to board transport to and from work on a daily basis and instructed me to address the problem within the shortest possible time. Following this instruction, I held discussions with the Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development requesting for provisions of funds for procurement of 100 buses to help solve the acute transportation problem in the country. Unfortunately there were no provisions in the 2014 budget to accommodate the procurement of 100 buses; in short we did not …continue reading

N.U.S.S. Executives Meets Hon. Logus Koroma, Minister of Transportation on Student’s Transportation Plights

By Michael Mitchell Conteh The president of the National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS) on Thursday 16th July, 2015 led a delegation of his executive to the offices of the Minister of Transport and Aviation to pay a courtesy call following the arrival of the buses allocated to Fourah Bay College, and the promise of H.E. the President to restore the school Bus service system. In his statement, Mr. Mohamed Sheridan Kamara recognized the fact that the move to ease the transportation challenges faced by majority of the students in the country is a step in the right direction. …continue reading

President Beatrice Conteh, a Force to Reckon with

By Mary Adoga Koroma July 15, 2015 Beatrice Conteh, President, Washington Metropolitan Chapter President, Beatrice Conteh, President of the largest APC-USA Chapter, is a leader to reckon with. Beatrice conteh was born in Makeni, Bombali District in Sierra Leone. She came to the United States to further her education and she is quite successful in achieving her goals. She is a very positive and private woman. When she took over the mantle of leadership of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter, from her predecessor, who raised the bar higher for others to follow her leadership style, many doubted her capacity to lead …continue reading

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Two Days Conference on Ebola at the United Nation’s

by William M. Reilly UNITED NATIONS New York (Xinhua) – A two-day conference on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has wound up at UN Headquarters in New York with pledges of financial commitments to support national and regional recovery efforts for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone where more than 20,000 people died from the disease. The conference, aiming to aid the trio of nations “get to zero cases, stay at zero and recover,” was organized by the United Nations in partnership with the African Union (AU), European Union (EU), the World Bank (WB) and the African Development Bank (ADB). …continue reading

Who Says Sierra Leoneans are not Patriotic: How 100 new Buses Inspired a Sense of Nationhood

By Sheriff Mahmud Ismail I felt a shiver down my spine, my hair stood on end and I was motionless like a canoe stranded on the mud; but I was savouring the moment of history being made – the country’s national anthem accompanying the delivery of 100 new buses. It started with APC party victory song, then it caught on; with electrifying spontaneity, nationalism took the better part of everyone! “High We Exalt Thee, Realm Of The Free. Great Is The Love We Have For Thee…” An emotional, involuntary rendition of the first stanza of the country’s national anthem by …continue reading

ABC Secretariat Ends a Four Day Training for SLRTC Staff

By: ABC Communications Unit The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat has on Friday 26th June, 2015 ended a four day intensive training programme for staff of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) on attitude, behaviour and change rebranding at their headquarters in Freetown. Addressing the participants, the National Coordinator and Second-in-Command of the ABC Secretariat, Madam Nanette Thomas spoke on key areas such as the attitude and behaviour change concept, nationalism and patriotism, staff retention, organisational problems, work ethics, basic facts of life and the basic principles of management. Madam Thomas said these areas would help the corporation …continue reading