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NEWS : Politics
Alpha Wurie Ends Nationwide Tour
One of the leading aspirants in the flagbearer race of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Dr. Alpha T. Wurie has concluded his tour of the country to acquaint himself with delegates and sell his candidature. His last trip took him to Kambia, Portloko, Kenema and Kailahun districts last week where he was heartily received mainly by teachers who pledged their unflinching support to him throughout the race.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, First Lady Commissions New Police Post
The First lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma on Sunday 11th December 2010 commissioned a newly constructed police post within the Koya Community, Wellington in the east end of Freetown. The ceremony attracted Members of Parliament, cabinet ministers and community stakeholders. The event was a sequel to a special thanks giving service to mark the 50th Anniversary celebration of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party held at the National Pentecostal Church at Palmer Street in Wellington on the theme Look forward to a better home in Heaven.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Airtel Sponsors Sierra Leone Football
The leading mobile telecommunication Company in Africa and the world 5th mobile service provider, Bharti Airtel in Sierra Leone has donated the sum of Le500, 000, plus Airtel t-shirts to the Western Area Football Referees Association (WAFRA) as part its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. WAFRA, association is planning to start a fitness programme for all referees in the western area. The sum given to them by Airtel will be used judiciously to kick start the exercise. The chairman of WAFRA, Mr. Abdul Karim Kabia, congratulated Airtel for partnering with them and the Association promises to continue to work hand-in-hand with the new brand as its comes to improve the lives of Sierra Leoneans.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Civil Society Frowns at Procurement Procedures
Director, Coalition of Civil Society and Human Rights Activists (CCHRA), Mr. Charles Mambu has said in Freetown that 70% of Sierra Leone Governments funding goes to procurement. He made this disclosure at a one-day session of national training of civil society organizations and actors on the monitoring of public procurement and service delivery in the country at the YMCA Conference Hall in Freetown on Monday 6th December, 2010. In his delivery, Mr. Mambu lamented over the lack of transparency and accountability in the award of contracts. Public procurement procedures have for years been plagued with lack of transparency and accountability.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, More Youths Graduate at PUCAFS
About six young vulnerable women on Monday 13th December, 2010 graduated in hair dressing and presented with start-up tool kits by a Non-Governmental Organization, Peri and Urban Community Action for Food Security (PUCAFS) at their No. 20 Pultney Street centre in Freetown. The six graduands underwent six months intensive training before receiving their certificates. Making a statement at the graduation ceremony, the Project Manager, Mr. Mohamed Gasama congratulated the set for having patiently gone through the training programme. He admonished them to purposefully utilize the tool-kits to develop themselves and their respective communities.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Blackout, Water Shortage Hit Wilkinson Road
Residents of Wilkinson Road and its environs are currently suffering from acute water shortage and lack of electricity supply (blackout). It all started when the Chinese Contractors commenced work on the four lane Wilkinson Road project. Prior to the commencement of the road work, it was anticipated that the National Power Authority (NPA) and the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) were going to work in collaboration with the Chinese Contractors in order to prevent damage of valuable equipments belonging to the two government parastatals.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Disability Congress Writes President Koroma
The National Disability Congress (NDC) has presented a position paper on the status of persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone to President Ernest Bai Koroma. The position paper contained a wide range of issues spanning from marginalization, discrimination to humiliation faced by people with disabilities. It is no hidden secret that thousands of people are suffering from various forms of marginalization, discrimination, humiliation, and a host of other vices as a result of their disability status.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Ecobank Feeds Preparatory School
Ecobank Sierra Leone has on Friday 10th December 2010 provided food stuff for pupils at the Kings and Queens Preparatory School at Benguema Waterloo. Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director Ecobank Sierra Leone, Mr. Clement Dodoo assured that the bank will continue to support the school through the provisions of educational materials and food stuff.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*50 Police Vehicles Missing *Gunshot Panics Worshippers *3 Remanded in Custody *Education Ministry Suspends Congress School *Rotary Club Donates to Counterpart in Sierra Leone *UPF Certifies Peace Ambassadors *Police Named Most Corrupt Institution *Criminal Procedure Bill Discussed *Education Minister Assures Kamabai.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Prison Escapees Charged to Court
Eight prison escapees appeared before Magistrate O. Wellington on Monday 13th November 2010. Emmanuel Charlie, Abdulai Jalloh, Abdul Rasta Kamara, Paul Ochukwu, Ifeanyi Chukwu, Mohamed Koroma, Mohamed Kamara and Abu Bakarr Conteh, were re-arrested by police following a manhunt that was launched to intercept and arrest prisoners who escaped from the Pademba Road prisons on Sunday 5th December 2010.
Dec 14, 2010, 17:02


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