By David Jabati
The decade long senseless war in Sierra Leone left a good number of people rich and wealthy as they made fortunes out of evil. The few who made kismet out of the predicaments of the many, selfishly wanted the war to thrive on out of self aggrandizement as they would have never made those fortunes in a peaceful atmosphere.
When the war finally ended in 2002, UN and war related NGO workers were left crestfallen as the fund tap was closed. Oh how they wished the war would have continued unabated or un-combated. Continue reading CORRUPTION… ‘So So Chop-Chop’
The women’s wing of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) have in a press conference held yesterday extend their condolences to their former presidential flagbearer Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio and wife, Fatima Bio for the sad loss of their son in the UK. Continue reading SLPP Women Cry For Bio
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has acknowledged receipt of thirteen Tricycle Ambulances donated to the Government of Sierra Leone by UAE (United Arab Emirates). The Tricycle Ambulances were received by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in March this year, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Barba B. Fortune.
The donation of the consignment was facilitated by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the UAE, Ambassador Siray Alpha Timbo. According to a senior official in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, ten of the Tricycle Ambulances have been distributed nationwide. He did not provide details of how those distributions were done. Continue reading As Ebola Fight Intensifies… UAE Donates 13 Tricycle Ambulances
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara
The news of one of ours, Dr. Sheku Khan, Sierra Leonean’s only Lassar specialist and head of the Ebola Unit in Kenema, of being infected and suffering from Ebola is a disturbing moment for every Sierra Leonean and causing many to wonder about the prospect of containing this contagious virus in the country.
Since the outbreak of the virus, Dr. Khan has proven to be a medical doctor with a difference, sacrificing his time, energy, family and pleasure to save the lives of people reported with Ebola. Continue reading We Salute you brother Khan: There is still hope
The Bill entitled The Public Private Partnership Act, 2014, which was laid before Parliament yesterday by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Arrow John Bockarie for enactment was eventually referred to the Legislative Committee for preliminary amendments.
The decision to refer the proposed bill to the Legislative Committee was as a result of the important nature of the bill which hinges on the national assets of the country. Government has thought it wise that certain national assets should not be privatised but enter into partnership with the private sector since the former is not good at managing businesses. Continue reading MPs To Debate PPP Bill
By: – Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh
In keeping with the teaching of the Holy Quran and traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him, as stated in Sura Bagara verse 155-157 “We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits of your toil. But give good news to the steadfast: Those who, when disaster strikes them, say, “We belong to Allah and to Him we will return”. Those are the people who will have blessings and mercy from their Lord; they are the ones who are guided. Continue reading Muslims fight Ebola spiritually
By sulaiman bah
In line of it constitutional mandate to oversee the activities of Ministries, Department and Agencies, the Transparency and Accountability Committee in Parliament on Tuesday this week probe in to the finances and operations of the western Area Rural District Council in which various sector heads operating under the district council was on parliamentary contempt for failing to produce document in time of the committee investigations in to their devolved activities.
In the hearing at waterloo district council hall, the parliamentary committee in it deliberation with council officials found out that even the Chief administrator Tamba Alieu and the finance officer who have far knowledge on parliament activities and operations was unable to submit full documents to Transparency committee for an investigation. Continue reading Western area rural district council on parliamentary contempt
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia
The recent speech delivered by His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on the deadly Ebola disease was one of solemnity. The speech clearly demonstrated his humanistic tendencies, political and religious tolerance, and love for fellow Sierra Leoneans.
The speech of President Koroma demonstrated high level of religious tolerance with Islamic Phrases like ‘Ramadan Kareem’ and ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ which impressed the Muslims who are in the majority in Sierra Leone. President Koroma is no doubt a devout Christian from birth but his religious tolerance especially when it comes to helping his Muslim brothers and sisters in performing their annual pilgrimage here in Saudi Arabia has earned him serious respect among the Muslim populace. Continue reading Fight against Ebola Unites Salone Politicians