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Archive for October, 2007

Police officers caught stealing NPA fuel

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Police officers caught stealing NPA fuel

Though President Ernest Bai Koroma and the Minister of Energy and Power Haja Afsatu Kabba are making relentless efforts to restore constant electricity supply back to the country, there are some factions of the public who are against that. Two Police Constables (PC)  7639  Nabieu  S. J deployed  at  the Transport Headquarter and  PC 9172[...]

Another side of the Halimatu story

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The death of eighteen years old Halimatu Kamara of 34 Fudia Terrace, Spur Loop in Freetown, has spurn lots of conspiracy theories by many people in Kenema city and its environs.  To get at the root of the matter, Awoko paid a visit to the Humble Cottage Guesthouse at 15 Kandeh Street. Speaking to the[...]

World Bank approves N43.7bn for ECOWAS power plan

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The World Bank has approved the sum of N43.75 billion ($350 million) for the phased implementation of the ECOWAS master plan for the development of power  plants.    The master plan was deliberated upon and approved in 1999 by ECOWAS heads of state and ministers of energy for the development of power plants and the[...]

Grammar school gets $3000 computer accessories

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

As the world improves in terms of technology, students of the Sierra Leone Grammar School will also move with this trend of technology through a donation made yesterday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The computer and accessories worth $ 3000 is in fulfillment of the essay writing competition which is traditionally organized by[...]

…of election rigging and “Kailahun Court Barray”

Monday, October 29th, 2007
…of election rigging and “Kailahun Court Barray”

“Kailahun Court Barry” has become the new buzz word to symbolise election malpractice and corruption. The name became very popular when the results of the September 8 presidential run off elections were read out over the Independent Radio Network. Located in the traditional stronghold (Kailahun) of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) the then opposition[...]

Over Halimatu’s death… No physical assaults, no sexual intercourse

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Over Halimatu’s death… No physical assaults, no sexual intercourse

Chief Government Forensic Pathologist, Dr Owizz Koroma, Friday told journalists that there were no signs of “physical assault,” or “sexual intercourse” when he performed an autopsy on 18year old Halimatu Kamara who died in Kenema last week. Dr Owiss Koroma who disclosed that he had seen more dead bodies than any other pathologist in the[...]

3 Members of Parliament resign

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Three Members of Parliament, who were appointed by President Ernest Bai Koroma to serve as ministers, have resigned as parliamentarians. The three ministers Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay, Transport and Aviation, Minkailu Mansaray, Employment and social security and Alimamy P .Koroma, Trade and Industry, sent in their resignation letters immediately they were approved by parliament. The Clerk[...]

Sierra Leone soon to become arms-free

Monday, October 29th, 2007

The national chairman of the ECOWAS Small Arms Control Programme (ECOSAP), Larry Bassie, announced Friday that strides were underway to make Sierra Leone an arms-free zone. He made this statement when he announced that ECOSAP together with the UNDP would be holding a national consultative conference  this Wednesday  on the theme “Affirmative action for an[...]

As energy minister says… No More Kabbah Tigers but Koroma Light in July 2008

Monday, October 29th, 2007

New energy minister, Haja Afsatu Kabbah, has announced that the completion date for Bumbuna Hydro electric dam will be in July 2008. Explaining the holistic approach undertaken by President Koroma in ensuring that electricity was restored, she said “the President had visited the NPA stations, the Bumbuna dam and also the sealing of the envelope[...]

The Role of The Ombudsman in the Protection of Human Rights

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Access to the ombudsman also varies from country to country. In some countries, individuals may lodge a complaint directly with the ombudsman’s office. In other countries, complaints may be submitted through an intermediary, such as a local member of parliament. Complaints made to the ombudsman are usually confidential, and the identity of the complainant is[...]