Following the violent behaviour of students of the University of Sierra Leone (USL), particularly those of Fourah Bay College (FBC), leading to the Suspension of the Student Union elections, patriotic Sierra Leoneans are wondering if the future of Sierra Leone is safe.
This question is as a result of the fact that University Students represent the literate in the community of young people, but sadly though, their elections are now fully presided by violence and academic misconducts.
As the educational reporter for AYV group of companies, I closely followed the events of the students union elections of the University of Sierra Leone, right at its wake, and I observed relatively some semblances of calm at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAS), but unfortunately Fourah Bay College degenerated into a war zone of stones, bottles and motherly invectives. Continue reading Is the future safe in the hands of students?
By Abu S. Tarawalie
In a bid to meet the health needs of disabled people in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, the Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Women of Hope International, has provided medical facilities for people in Makeni.
The organization also carried out free screening and treatment of complicated medical cases at the Women of Hope International, Cooperative Workshop and Training Centre, Moyamba road in Makeni.
The Executive Director, Mrs. Kim Kargbo, recently arrived in Sierra Leone with a medical team from the United State of America (USA), Continue reading WHI Gives Free Medical to the Needy in Makeni
By Ahmed Fonike
As electricity is the centre of development, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) has attracted German investors on a big solar and other renewable energy project of about 200 MWts in Sierra Leone. The Deputy Minister, Martin Bash-Kamara, over the weekend toured with representatives of BC Bangert solar energy project up country to spot potential areas in Sierra Leone for the construction of centres for the project.
According to Dr. BC Bangert, who discussed with the Ministry, State House SPU, NPA and other stakeholders, the company is one of Germany’s reliable sources of energy with an output of more than 20,000 Mwts. He continued that coming to Sierra Leone is a way of expanding their business and good relations between the two countries. He furthered that with the green light from government through the ministry, the company will begin to build its centres around the country with 10Mwts in each centre until the goal of 200 Mwts is achieved. Dr. Bangert stressed on the training and employment of Sierra Leoneans in the 25 years project. Continue reading Energy Ministry poised to achieve A4P
The Day of the African Child as a call on government and other stakeholders to address social and cultural practices that have a negative impact on the life and development of children in Sierra Leone.
On 16 June 1976 hundreds of pupils protested in Soweto against the South African Education System. Their peaceful demonstration was brutally put down by the police who shot hundreds of children. In memory of this sad and violent example of a government ignoring the needs and demands of children, the 16th June has become the Day of the African Child (DAC) and is used as a platform to address the challenges children in African countries are facing in their respective environment. This year’s theme of the DAC is “Eliminating harmful social and cultural practices affecting children: our collective responsibility.” The objective is to draw attention to social and cultural practices that are harmful for children and their development. Continue reading No Prosperity without Eliminating Harmful Social and Cultural Practices Affecting Children
St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School, Makeni emerged as winner of a symposium organized by the Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for Integrity Clubs in Makeni in observance of this year’s Day of the African Child -June 16th.
The competition which involved contestants from Benevolent Islamic Secondary School, Birch Memorial Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School was based on the topic: ‘The negative impact of corruption on the educational system in Sierra Leone’. Continue reading St. Joseph’s Convent wins ACC Symposium on Corruption
By Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk)
The Brigade Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade, Gondama Barracks, Col. SET Marrah, has revealed to AYV that their main priority need right now is beddings for the Brigade Battle School.
“We have many areas that need acute and urgent assistance. But if you ask me today what is our priority need, I’ll say it’s beddings. If you ask me tomorrow, it’s beddings. And if you ask me next tomorrow, I’ll again say it’s beddings,” said Col. Marrah.
According to Col. Marrah, about 200 military recruits currently undergoing training at the Brigade Battle School at Gondama sleep on bare concrete floor. Continue reading Soldiers Cry for Beddings! ‘If you ask me today what we need most, I’ll say beddings. Tomorrow, I’ll say beddings. Next tomorrow I’ll say beddings’
By John Baimba Sesay-IA, China
Sierra Leone’s envoy to the People’s Republic of China, with accreditation to several other countries in south-east Asia has spoken of his determination to not only effectively represent and protect the interests of the sending (Sierra Leone) and the receiving (China) states, but that he is fully prepared to work towards supporting Sierra Leone’s quest for development.
Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh spoke these words on Friday, 14th June, ahead of him, taking formal leave of absence of His Excellency the President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, an event slated for Monday, 17th June and thereafter. He assured of working towards adequately representing the interest of his country, especially given the current drive for prosperity. This is also against the backdrop of China’s continued growth in world affairs, especially from the viewpoint the country today being the world’s second largest economy. Continue reading Sierra Leone’s China envoy braces for task ahead
By Dominic J J Tucker (J-Tell Critic)
The United States Embassy in Sierra Leone is reported to have called for the Passports of the two kids whose father was recently killed by OSD personnel at the Golf Club, Lumley.
The former US Marine, Abdul Karime Kamara, was in Sierra Leone with his two kids to expose them to life in the country and the ways of their people when he met his demise on Wednesday 22nd May, 2013. Continue reading As circumstances surrounding death of US Marine remain a puzzle… US Embassy calls for children’s passports
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