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Archive for December, 2007

“We have achieved it” - Ernest Koroma

Friday, December 21st, 2007
“We have achieved it” – Ernest Koroma

Barely 93 days in office, a smiling President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday declared “it was a very ambitious date and we are glad because we have achieved it” as he fulfilled his promise to light up Freetown by Christmas by commissioning the CAT rental 15 Mega Watts generator at the Kingtom Power Station. Addressing government[...]

University Honours Adonis and Kabral

Friday, December 21st, 2007
University Honours Adonis and Kabral

The University of Sierra Leone will tomorrow confer an honorary Doctoral Degrees to the former Ghanaian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone Kabral Blay Amihere and the Serbia and Montenegro Consul Adonis A. Aboud. The conferment of such degrees is awarded to individuals who did not only distinguish themselves in the country but have contributed to[...]

APC budget exceeds SLPP’s over 1 trillion

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The budget for the fiscal year 2008 will be taken to parliament today. It is expected that the House will debate it for five days and after it would have been read by the minister of Finance David Carew.  The sum of one trillion and eighteen billion six hundred and twenty one million seven hundred[...]

Explosion kills 14

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The wreckage seemed like an aftermath of a terrorist attack. Debris flew here and there, pools of blood and human parts littered Free Street, a business centre at the commercial heart of Freetown, after an explosion that left 14 dead out of 32 causalities.  Yesterday few hours past mid-day ‘3 Z’, a used clothing store[...]

Food security is beyond agriculture - Agric Min

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security, Dr Sam Sesay, has said food security is beyond agriculture. The minister was speaking on the theme ‘Right to Food’ at this year’s World Food Day celebration when he said there had been lots of misconceptions about food security. He elucidated that some people had a narrow[...]

ACT project launched in Tonkolili District

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The Open [email protected] Institute 4 Social Action (Om!sA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN human rights commission (OHCHR), has hosted a  children’s rights awareness training and advocacy materials production workshop at the Magburaka Community Centre, Kholifa Rowalla Chiefdom, Tonkolili district. The seminar was attended by officials of the Tonkolili[...]

ECOWAS ministers restate willingness to conclude an EPA

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The Ministerial Monitoring Committee (MMC) of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between West Africa and the European Union has restated the attachment of all the countries of the region to regional integration and the conclusion of an EPA, which is capable of contributing to the economic and social development of the West African region.[...]

NACE raise concern

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The National Advocacy Coalition on Extractives (NACE) has been monitoring events in Koidu town, Kono district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone since Friday 14th December 2007. NACE as a Coalition is very concerned over the confrontation between the Affected Property Owners Association and the Kimberlite Diamond Mining company, Koidu Holdings Limited which led[...]

Bellview gives Gambia air ticket to Awoko winner

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Bellview gives Gambia air ticket to Awoko winner

The proud winner of the Awoko free Raffle return air ticket to The Gambia, Joseph B Koroma has on Tuesday received his ticket from the Country Manager of Bellview Airlines, Mr. Bankole Adetukasi. The presentation was done at the Lightfoot Boston street headquarters of Bellview Airlines in Freetown. “I feel so so happy for this[...]

Crowds welcome Koroma Generators

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Crowds welcome Koroma Generators

Score of people lined the streets of Freetown to watch as the containers carrying the promised 15 megawatt electricity generating machines were paraded through the streets. Supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party dressed in specially printed T-Shirts with “Welcome Koroma electricity” emblazoned in red in the front and “Bye Bye Kabbah tiger”[...]