By Princetta Williams
The Publicity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of the Government Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay has confirmed that the government is working out modalities to re-open schools in March this year.
Speaking at the Weekly press conference organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications, he informed journalists that the decision was reached during a meeting with representatives of line ministries, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other key partners. Continue reading As School Reopens In March…The Ebola Holidays Are Over
By Mariama Mansaray
The National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), is gradually scaling down operations as the cases of Ebola cases reduce dramatically. According to the National Coordinator of NERC Steven Gaujia effective March this year there will be no hazard payment /incentives to health workers, burial teams in the Ebola response. Continue reading NERC Winding Up
Pres Ernest Bai Koroma
President Ernest Bai Koroma has urged stakeholders including paramount chiefs, councilors, Members of Parliament and religious leaders in Bo district to ensure that the spread of Ebola disease in that district is stopped within 21days.
Addressing his audience at the Bo city Council Hall, President Koroma called on stakeholders to work collectively to ensure that the fight against deadly virus is won whilst urging Paramount Chiefs to ensure that the bye- laws are well enforced in their respective chiefdoms. Continue reading AS President Koroma Orders… 21 Days Ultimatum for Bo
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Ismail Ould Chiekh Ahmed, yesterday visited an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Magbenteh, Northern Sierra Leone. Ould Chiekh Ahmed inspected facilities at the 100-bed centre, which is said to have one of the highest survival rates in the country.
The Magbenteh ETC is funded by the African Union (AU) under its Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) programme. The Centre is staffed by epidemiologists, clinicians, public health and communications experts from Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. Continue reading UNMEER Chief visits African Union-funded Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone
The donated Ambulances
Member of Parliament and Team Leader of the Liberian Medical Team, Hon. Saah Hardy Joseph has described the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as a serious concern for the three countries in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
Making the presentation of the three Ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation on behalf of the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the government of Liberia at the Youyi Building compound in Freetown, Hon. Saah Hardy Joseph described the mission as the first Liberia Ebola Response Team to be deployed by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Continue reading Liberia Joins Sierra Leone in the Ebola Fight, Donates 3 Giant Ambulances and PPEs
By Abdul Hassan Fackie
When on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth 11 of the United Kingdom will honour P.J. Cole with an award in recognition of his community work and his fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leoneans all over the world paused to known who this young man was and how and why he managed to catch the attention of the British people and the grand Queen Elizabeth 11.
From a survey I have conducted and the many phone calls I have continued to receive since the announcement, it is clear that what they found out about this young man has impressed them greatly. Continue reading P.J. Cole’s award from Queen Elizabeth 11: a solid personal achievement and an inspiration to young people
The current perpetual darkness that has pervaded the city of Freetown in recent times has become a course for concern to many city dwellers that are yet to comprehend the abrupt dramatic twist in the supply of electricity much to their discomfort.
Speaking to AYV, the Legal Adviser to the National Power Authority (NPA), Tamba Keilie, attributed the inadequate supply of power supply to the city to the fact that the Bumbuna Hydro Electricity Power is currently down due to the low water content at the dam. Continue reading Blackout! City Dwellers Cry
IMC Chair Reading the IMC Code Of Conduct to Journalists
The newly appointed Chairman of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Ambassador Allieu Ibrahim Kanu (Esq) has in a meeting with Station Managers of various Radio Stations stated that he is prepared for any court action taken by the Sierra Leone Association (SLAJ) of Journalist over his appointment as the new IMC Chairman.
It could be recalled that SLAJ had earlier questioned the appointment of the IMC Commissioner by no less a person than His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. According to SLAJ, the newly appointed IMC Commissioner is a not a journalist and was appointed to that position without the approval of SLAJ. Continue reading IMC Chair Ready For Court Action