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Archive for May, 2007

Africell stakes new car for grabs

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Africell, one of the leading cell phone companies in the country, has staked a brand new blue Peugeot 207 for its numerous customers to grab for the Leone Stars/ Togo encounter in Freetown next Sunday.  Africell’s new offer, ‘Predict and Win’ which commences June 3, has created an atmosphere in which subscribers can text or[...]

WFP conceives “Integrated Mother and Child Health” project

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is currently working on a programme called “Integrated Mother and Child Health” project, which aims at complimenting government’s efforts to reduce maternal, infant and under five mortality rates in the country. The project also aims at reducing both acute and chronic malnutrition among children, and the reduction of[...]

World Bank Approves New Project to Boost Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Exports, Farm Revenues and Rural Incomes

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The Board of Directors of the World Bank has today approved the Rural Private Development Project in support of Sierra Leone’s top priority pillar of the country’s poverty reduction strategy, namely, Promoting Pro-Poor Growth for Food Security and Job Creation. The US$30 million International Development Association (IDA) grant will, over the next five years, help[...]

Police receives 50 minted Officers in Kenema

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

 Receiving 50 newly recruited police officers at the Kenema Police Division, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) East, Elizabeth Turay, welcomed them to the eastern region and described them as newborn babies with no stain or dirt. She noted that as they had gone through 16 weeks of intensive training, they were back into[...]

Kenema blind launch their association

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The launching of the Chiefdom Assembly of the Sierra Leone Association for the Blind has taken place at the Kenema Training Centre for the Blind. In his statement the chairman Chiefdom Management Committee, Hanafi Sowa, said the rationale behind the launching “is to replace the chiefdom management committee so as to spearhead the affairs of[...]

The public’s perception: special court is necessary

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

 Most Sierra Leoneans believe that the inception of the Special Court for Sierra Leone is very important as peace cannot be achieved without justice, it’s being disclosed in a report launched by the court’s Outreach Section on the public’s perception of the court. On the understanding about the role of the court, many Sierra Leoneans reveal[...]

British research biologist visits Gola Forest

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

A British research biologist for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Dr Jeremy Lindsell, has paid a one day visit to the Gola Forest and its communities to familiarize himself with the guards and inhabitants. He encouraged the community people to continue protecting the forest for the benefit of all and the[...]

SCB to help in poverty alleviation

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

 Ghanaian born Albert Saltson, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the oldest banking institution in the country, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Sierra Leone has pledged to help in the eradication of poverty through the bank’s community projects. Speaking during his unveiling at the Country Lodge on Thursday evening, which was graced by dignitaries drawn[...]

As Dr Brima Kargbo becomes NAS director… Big overhaul in the secretariat

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Dr Brima Kargbo has been appointed director of the National AIDS Secretariat, (NAS), about two years after being appointed acting director. He said his appointment “is a continuation of the confidence which President [Tejan Kabbah] has in me” Dr Kargbo pointed out that as a senior medical officer and a senior specialist in the country[...]

135,000 people to benefit from WFP’s $ 14.8m programme

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The country director and representative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sierra Leone, Felix Gomez, has said that between January 2005 to June 2007 135,000 people  are  to benefit  from  a  total value of  US$14.8 under the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO). He said, “the objective of PRRO is to provide relief and recovery assistance to the[...]