By Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk)
The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Miatta Kargbo, says the fire incident at the Medical Stores at New England Ville on Friday 7th March 2013 doesn’t in anyway affect the free health care medicines and programme.
She says the building that got burnt contained expired drugs and less quantity of cost recovery drugs, and there is no cause for alarm.
She said the fire was as a result of electrical failure.
Sources say fire sparked at Store No. 1 but it was Store No. 3 that eventually got burnt down. Continue reading Fire @ Medical Stores: ‘Free Health Care Not Affected’
By Samuel Ibrahim Koroma
The Director of the Sierra Leone Prisons Services, Mr. Sanpha B. Kamara, while addressing journalists at the Prisons Junior Canteen at Pyke Street, Brookfields in Freetown, revealed that there are only seventy six female inmates in the country.
Mr. Kamara disclosed that the Central Maximum Prison, Pademba Prisons, which was built in 1914 for about three hundred intimates, today accommodates 1,605. Continue reading 76 Female Prisoners in Salone!
Rachel Horner is a poster child for Sierra Leone’s now 30-something war generation–shaped by the events, developments and trends of her time. Sewa News caught up with her on Facebook and over a series of inbox messages and e-mails, Rachel reflected on progress made since she graduated from high school in 2000. She also called for change.
This International Women’s Day, Sewa News celebrates Rachel’s determination and the extraordinary role she has played in the history of her country and her community. Continue reading A Sierra Leonean Life
By Samuel Ibrahim Koroma
The Independent Media Commission (IMC) has revealed that the commission is set to honour deserving journalists who have practiced the profession ethically and professionally to clinch one of the awards slated for 25th April 2014.
The annual National Media Awards ceremony, according to the IMC, has been designed as a strategy to encourage professionalism in the Sierra Leone media industry. Continue reading IMC to Honour deserving Journalists
His Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Franklyn Bode Gibson, has informed councilors and residents of Murray Town Community that under his administration, he is trying to ensure transparency and accountability by bringing the Council closer to the people, especially those who are paying taxes regularly.
The Freetown City Council held its monthly rotational meetings at the Ebeneza Methodist Church Murray Town.
The Mayor commended Murray Town, Lumley and Aberdeen communities, for their adherence to their taxes without been chased. Continue reading “Am working towards transparency and accountability|” -says city Mayor
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara
Kenya Airways had the most punctual flights that flew in and out of London Heathrow International Airport in the United Kingdom during the month of February 2014, latest statistics from the facility have indicated.
The airline emerged top in the ranking of punctuality of flights. All Kenya Airways’ flights departing from the airport were 100 per cent punctual, while 75 per cent of those arriving were on time.
Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, welcomed the achievement, stating that: “At Kenya Airways, we are committed to ensuring that we deliver a world class experience to our guests and all our flights depart and arrive on time.” Continue reading Kenya Airways tops Heathrow’s punctuality rankings
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) in collaboration with its partners in November 2013 launched it Road Safety Policy, Strategy and Trust Fund in the country’s capital, Freetown. This collaborative effort is seen by many policy experts as a very important step in promoting an accident free Sierra Leone with a special focus on child safety.
The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Alpha Kanu who also doubles as the official Spokesman for the Government did the official launching on behalf of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. Minister Kanu is among government officials who believe that road safety is a public health concern and must be treated like any other health issues. “Road fatalities in Sierra Leone are on the increasing and we must do something about it by reducing the loss of lives and the drain it causes on our economy,” The minister said. Continue reading From Riyadh to Freetown…SLRTA Boss Speaks Out
Shooting Stars – Sierra Leone U20
Ahead of the U-20 qualification stage, the technical staff of the FA has invited 34 players for training at the Sierra Leone Football Academy Kingtom.
The training commences today, Monday 10 March, 2014. Continue reading 34 players called to camp for U-20 Training