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Archive for November, 2007

Government and UNFPA sign CPAP

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Government and UNFPA sign CPAP

 The deputy minister of finance, development and economic planning, Dr Richard Conteh, has on behalf of government signed a Country Programme Action Plan Document (CPAP) 2008-2010 of the United Nations Fund for Populations Activities (UNFPA) assistance to Sierra Leone. Addressing workers and ministers at the ministry’s conference room yesterday, Dr Richard Conteh said the signing[...]

300 doctors depart Salone during war

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
300 doctors depart Salone during war

The deputy minister of health and sanitation, Sheku Tejan Koroma, has said 150 doctors are now in the public service compared to more than 450 prior to the escalation of the war. Explaining about the constraints the health ministry is facing at the opening of a five-day annual health review at the Bintumani Hotel yesterday,[...]

Post Office staff demands - Change of management

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
Post Office staff demands – Change of management

Staff of the Sierra Leone Postal Service commonly known as “Post Office” yesterday demonstrated and locked the entrance of the building as they demanded a change of management and board members. Speaking to a staff member at the scene, she said some workers had not received salaries for nine months while others had gone for[...]

1.5% people living with HIV/AIDS – VP Sam Sumana

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

In his keynote address at the opening ceremony of a three-day  national children’s conference at the Miatta conference hall in Freetown, Vice President Sam Sumana disclosed that in 2002 about 1% of Sierra Leoneans were living with HIV. Now, he said, “1.5 % of our compatriots have acquired the virus”. The Veep stated that that[...]

Storm destroys 22 houses in Kailahun

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The town chief of Nyandehun village, Luawa chiefdom in the Kailahun district, is at present lamenting the destruction of 22 houses by storm on Saturday. According to the councillor of that ward, Gibrila Sannoh, a heavy storm started around 7:15 pm followed by heavy rain which subsequently resulted in the destruction of the houses of[...]

Waterloo defeats Fourah bay

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

As the Guinness Community league reached crucial stage, the Waterloo community defeated Fourah Bay at the Waterloo playing field by two goals to one.  Most of the fans who witnessed the match commended both teams for their superb performances. Donald Smith, one of the strong supporters of the Waterloo community, said “we have come back[...]

Diamond Stars hold Lions goalless

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

As the premier league continued Diamond Stars of Kono and East End Lions played to a goalless draw at the National Stadium in Freetown. In the first half East End Lions who were the hosts were looking for an early goal but that never materialized as the entire Diamond Stars were highly committed to the[...]

Augustine wins Lunsar tour

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

One of Sierra Leone’s elite cyclists, Augustine Sesay, has won the cycling tour to Lunsar organised by the Cycling Association over the weekend. The tour is the final trial to select cyclists that will represent Sierra Leone in this year’s ECOWAS peace cycling tour to be hosted by Liberia on December 2. During the tour[...]

St Edwards’ teachers baranta: ‘No Salary No Work’

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The afternoon shift teachers of the St Edwards Primary School at Fort Street, whose salaries were allegedly, squandered by Patrick Tucker a senior teacher of the school, yesterday demonstrated with placards on the school’s grounds screaming “No Salary, No Work, No Learning.” Mr Tucker, who is at present under police custody at the Central Police[...]

Sierra Leone’s President plans infrastructure revamp

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

“Our priority in terms of development is energy” – President Koroma Sierra Leone plans major development of its infrastructure and will pursue reconciliation and deepen the peace process in an effort to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), President Ernest Bai Koroma said. President Koroma told the Eastern Africa Journalism Programme in Uganda on 22 November[...]