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Archive for January, 2008

Dr Patrick Coker hits 3 decades in private practice

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Dr Patrick Coker hits 3 decades in private practice

Renowned Medical practitioner, Dr Patrick Coker today marks 30 years in full time private practice. In an interview with Awoko at his Percival Street surgery, Dr Patrick Coker explained that, “I came out [from medical school] in 1973. I worked for the government service and then left government service in 1978,” he said. Relaxed on[...]

Vertical pit mining entails less blasting-Koidu Holdings’ CEO testifies

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Vertical pit mining entails less blasting-Koidu Holdings’ CEO testifies

The chief executive officer of Koidu Holdings, Jan Joubert, has started testifying before the Jenkins Johnston commission of inquiry stating that the vertical pit mining undertaken by his company entails less blasting. The CEO testified that he had been in that capacity since the operations of the company and was aware of the mining lease[...]

Fire engulfs Kenema police barracks

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Fire engulfs Kenema police barracks

Hundreds of residents in Kenema city on Tuesday afternoon rushed to the police barracks to put out a fire that was engulfing one of the buildings, Block 9 and10. The fire reportedly started around 4pm. Speaking to one of the occupants Amadu Kamara,  from whose room the fire started, he explained that he was boiling[...]

Marginalization gradually ends in Makeni

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

In Sierra Leone’s northern city of Makeni women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but councillor Rosalyn Kamara has however disclosed that women marginalization is gradually coming to end [in Makeni city]. Addressing nine Norwegians youth politicians, who paid a courtesy call on the city’s new hall, councillor Kamara said, “for marginalization to[...]

Le 86.3 billion district health projects launched

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The ministry of Health and Sanitation has launched the strengthening district health services project funded by the government of Sierra Leone and a grant from the African Development Bank. The grant is meant for Bonthe, Bo, Kenema, Port Loko and Tonkolili, aimed at providing improved access to quality essential health care and to enhance the[...]

DHMT, IRC organise stakeholders’ meet in Kenema

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The District Health Management Team (DHMT) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have organized a stakeholders’ meeting on blood transfusion and obstetric practices outside hospital environment. The meeting took place at the under five-clinic hall at the government hospital compound along Combema Road in kenema city. In her remarks the chairperson of the meeting, District[...]

NDI commences workshop for parliamentarians

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) yesterday started a two-day workshop on understanding the budget process of the government for parliamentarians at the parliament building. In her welcome remarks, Hon. Elizabeth Alpha Lavalie who was the chairperson of the occasion, said the workshop was important because 80% of parliamentarians were new and that it was their[...]

Survey recommends interim blasting of Kimberlite

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The managing director of CEMMAT, Andrew Keili whose company was engaged by Branch Energy to undertake an environmental impact assessment, has said their survey recommended interim blasting of Kimberlite by Koidu Holdings. Led in evidence by Koidu Holdings’ lawyer Berthan Macauley yesterday at the Jenkins-Johnston commission of inquiry, Andrew Keili read the base line assessment[...]

Water supply, sanitation study for Bo, Kenema & Makeni

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

To meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) and Sari International in association with Edward Davies and Associates have concluded a feasibility study on water supply and sanitation study in Bo, Kenema and Makeni. The project is funded by African Development Bank. In her keynote address at a[...]

61% of our population are illiterates -says SLADEA boss

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The executive secretary of the Sierra Leone Adult Education Association (SLADEA), Shecku Kawusu Mansaray, has intimated that 61% of this country’s population are illiterates and called on the government to embark on massive educational campaign. In an interview with this press at his SLADEA office, Mr Mansaray disclosed that in 2002 it was reported that[...]