The last days of December month of every year is always strategic for everyone because they are the days of rounding up the old and looking forward for a brand new year. It is a period we access our gains and losses for the year, and look forward to fulfilling our great dreams for the coming year. It is therefore wise for us to meaningfully spend such days in God’s presence to seek His Face with all our hearts.
Join us in the Annual December Camp Meeting of Life Channel Ministry at 47 Fort Street, Off Circular Road, Freetown from 24th to 29th December 2013 with the Theme: ‘Ruling Over your Oppressors’. Expect life transforming encounters with God’s lasting solution to long standing problems; outpouring of God’s power to do exploits and adequate spiritual equipment for the coming year with eternity in view. Continue reading Time to Rule Over Your Oppressors!
By John Koroma
With over 1800 female sex workers and over 2000 men reported to be homosexuals, the windows of Gomora seems to be opening in Sierra Leone, but the Network of Christian Response to HIV and AIDS in Sierra Leone has called for concerted efforts to promote condom use to prevent HIV/AIDs.
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bo, J.S. Tucker, said HIV and AIDS is very important to every denomination in the world and that the fight against the diseases is a positive response to save lives.
Bishop Tucker made this statement at a press conference held on Friday at the British Council Hall organized by the Network of Christian Response to HIV and AIDS in Sierra Leone. Continue reading As Gomora Attitudes taking over…Religious Leaders Promote Use Of Condom
HIV and Aids have claimed many lives in the country and many more people are being infected with the disease, with a staggering figure of 1.5% of the population infected with the disease, youths are becoming enthusiastic to discuss the issue of HIV and Aids and stigmatisation within communities.
So as a responsible company, Milla Group Sierra Leone Limited has organised a one day HIV/Aids sensitisation for staff of the company and members of the Fisher Lane Community at the Door Christian Church Conference Hall, by Ferry Junction East of Freetown. Continue reading Milla Group School Kissy Community on HIV & Aids
By John Koroma
In view of the challenges faced by children throughout the country, especially through child labour, the Defense for Children in Sierra Leone (DCSL) has said the level of protection for children in the country has dropped considerably.
The Report on ‘children challenges in the country’ was made known to journalists during DCSL’s community conference held at the Hill Valley Hotel on Friday.
The consultant for Defence for Children, David Lamin, said the Government of Sierra Leone should develop a strong programme for social change that can embrace the welfare of children. Continue reading Poor Protection For Children In Sierra Leone -says DCSL
By Sulaiman Bah
Prior to the tendering of the Abortion Bill in Parliament, IPAS engaged parliamentary committee members on Health, Social Services and the Legislative, and discussed with them issues of safe abortion at a workshop held on Thursday 5th December 2013 at Parliament.
The Bill, when enacted will permit abortion ‘if the pregnancy was caused by rape, incest, or the woman’s life will be endangered by the pregnancy’. The workshop discussion was geared towards the understanding of the future bill and for the topic to be well understood by the law makers. Continue reading IPAS Engages MPs On Safe Abortion Law
By Suliaman Bah
Journalists from various media detailed in Parliament were on Friday informed to leave Parliamentary Committee sittings after the Parliamentary Finance Chairman, Hon. Hassan Sheriff of the APC, and of Constituency 53, announced that Parliament has evoked SO 75 (Standing Order 75) for reporters to leave their presence.
Following the reading and debating of the country’s 2014 Budget at the House of Parliament that ended on Wednesday 4th December, the Appropriation Sub-committee on Supply was scheduled to start its hearings on MDAs for their 2014 budget allocations to be approved on Friday 6th December, and process that continues today ( Tuesday 10th December 2013). Continue reading As the media prepare to listen to Budget…Parliament evokes SO 75 on Journalists
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that he will not be a dining and wining diplomat, but an envoy that would explore all the fields of endeavour to take laurels to his country.
Alhaji M.S Kargbo made the remarks at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport whilst addressing some Saudi investors shortly before he left for Sierra Leone over the weekend. He expressed Sierra Leone’s desire for Saudi investors to engage in various sectors in his country. He described Sierra Leone as Africa’s new investment destination, assuring that the country has a stable economy and a conducive environment that is attractive. Continue reading Ambassador Designate Assures Saudi Investors
IT IS WITH DEEP SADNESS THAT WE HAVE LEARNT ABOUT THE DEMISE OF FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA WHOSE PASSING AWAY IS AN IRREPARABLE LOSS TO HIS FAMILY, THE NATION OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE ENTIRE AFRICAN CONTINENT.
AS A TRUE NATIONALIST, VISIONARY LEADER, GREAT PAN AFRICANIST AND AMBASSADOR OF PEACE, NELSON MANDELA TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS A LARGER THAN LIFE POLITICAL FIGURE WHO THROUGH HIS TENACIOUS STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY AND FREEDOM HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. Continue reading Gov’t honors Mandela: All flags to fly at half mast for three days!