By John Sorsor Samura
Street traders around Kissy Road, Clock Tower, Goderich Street, Petterson and Elk Streets yesterday condemned the manner in which the Freetown City Council is executing Operation WID.
Street trading has been a common thing in the capital of Freetown over the years, but for the purpose of clearing traders from the streets, the Freetown City Council introduced Operation WID.
At the above locations yesterday during the ongoing operation, traders were so furious, complaining they were not informed by Council. Continue reading Traders cry over Operation WID: What so special about Abacha Traders?
By John Sorsor Samura
The life of Haja Kadiatu Bah, a form two pupil of the Loma Secondary School in Kabala, is in peril with a severe heart condition that may lead to her untimely death.
In an exclusive interview with AYV, Bah said her ordeal started with a diagnosis of ulcer, adding that after several treatments failed, she came to Freetown in December 2012 to seek cure.
It was in 2013 that she met Dr. James B. Russel, medical doctor at the Connaught Hospital for checkup. Continue reading Girl, suffering from heart ailment, needs help!
President Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the Fullah Community not to hesitate in carrying out their commercial activities, stating Sierra Leone is owned by every citizen of the country.
The President made this assurance to a cross section of the Fullah community during their visit to thank him for the recent conferment of the award of the Order of the Rokel on Alhaji Borbor Bah.
According to the President, Alhaji Bah was recognized for “his singular efforts in actualizing government’s aspirations in promoting the private sector”. Continue reading President Koroma assures Fullah Community not to hesitate in carrying out commercial activities
By Elkass I.L. Sannoh
The National Coordinator of the Freedom of Information Coalition, also Executive Director of the Society for Democratic Initiative (SDI), Lawyer Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, said as citizens of any independent country, access to information is a right and must be free so that the ordinary people can understand government activities and decide issues for themselves.
Lawyer Abdulai was speaking during the national conference to re-launch the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill campaign organized by the Freedom of information Coalition at the British Council Hall, Tower Hill, Freetown. Continue reading ‘Access to Information is a Right and is Free’ -says Lawyer Saffa Abdulai
By Prince C. Kamara just back from Kambia
The atmosphere at Constituency 37 Kambia District on Saturday 18th – 20th May was an unforgettable occasion for residents, during the three-day visit of their APC Member of Parliament, Hon. Patricia Humu Brown.
The occasion was colorful as hundreds of supporters of the APC party, including traders, bike riders, youths, women organizations, constituency executives, farmers and hosts of other people were in full attendance to receive Hon Patricia Humu Brown.
She visited the following towns in her constituency; Fonkara, Kontha, Gbonko Maria, Robompeh, Makati, Royanka and Rokupr. Continue reading Rousing Welcome for Hon. Patricia Brown of Constituency 37 in Kambia
By Abubakarr Turay (ABT)
According to Joe Magee‘s ‘Personal History of Corruption’, corrupt practices started from the period of Adam and Eve, the first human beings on earth. Magee traced this in Genesis, the first chapter of the Holy Bible when Adam and Eve defied God who had earlier asked them not to touch the “Tree of Knowledge” in the Garden of Eden. For Magee, “God’s human prototypes were created inherently corrupt and placed in a landscape primed to be corrupted.”
Giving an Islamic account of corruption, Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi, Deputy Director General of the Institute of Islamic Understanding in Malaysia, writes in his article, “Definition of Bribery According to Islam” that the Holy Prophet of Islam was once very upset and even rebuked one of his followers who committed a corrupt practice by saying to him, “What right have you to put aside something that does not belong to you”. Continue reading The Fight against Corruption is a Divine Work
By Abdulai Gbla
Sadly, the APC government even though after its first term of office can boast of having succeeded in numerous developmental strides, it would not shout louder when it comes to the issue of education, would it? Although it had started dwindling from the past decades, education standards in Sierra Leone witnessed one of the worst declines during the past five years of the APC stewardship.
One would not hold the Koroma administration to ransom for this unfortunate development, but as it has happened that the APC government has reemerged as the runner of the country’s affairs for yet another five years, I think it’s high time we raise this issue vociferously and pile pressure robustly to see that the education sector is on a better direction, if not the best. Continue reading We need more goals from the ‘World Best’ to win the match against falling education standards in Sierra Leone!
Slim Q is a Sierra Leonean songwriter and R&B artist who now leaves in New York City. Slim is known for his melodies and unique sound.
Born in Sierra Leone, Slim spent his childhood years in Freetown going to school and playing soccer as a young boy. He lived through the decade long civil war which began in 1991 and ended in 2001. His Father left him and his siblings to escape prosecution from the rebels during the war. Slim spent the early years of his life listening to Reggae, Hip-Hop, R&B and other sounds across the world. He listened to artists like Bob Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tupac, R. Kelly, Usher, and Boyz II Men etc… When he was 11, Slim left Sierra Leone for The Gambia where he spent three years. Continue reading Slim Q: a Diamond in the rough child
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