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NEWS : Politics
SLPP Activities Banned in Kailahun’s Kissi Tongi
The electoral filling of the vacancy left behind in Kailahun Constituency 4 following the appointment of Hon. Borbor Sawyer by President Koroma might produce one of the greatest upsets ever in the History of Sierra Leone politics as there are indications that following surreptitious actions by Tom Nyuma & Borbor Sawyer, that particular Constituency 4 has swung its support totally from SLPP to APC.
Dec 23, 2010, 18:02

NEWS
NPRC Junta Style is back!! Maada Bio’s Thugs Beat up Journalist right inside Law Court!
Julius Maada Bio, one of the 23 aspirants vying for the position of Sierra Leone's main opposition party's flagbearer for 2012 Elections, is a retired military officer who once was part of an NPRC Military Junta regime period that a democratic Sierra Leone will prefer not to return to. It was a period of junta soldiers taking it upon themselves to beat up citizens who were not in support of some of the violent excesses of the military regime. It will appear as if despite the years of interregnum in between the NPRC Junta days and contemporary democratic Sierra Leone, the retired military officer, Maada Bio is keen to return this country back to those NPRC days as he is now threatening journalists over the Phone whilst his thugs have viciously beat up a Journalist right inside Law Courts premises yesterday!! The two letters speak for themselves!
Dec 23, 2010, 18:00

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Standard Chartered Bank Holds Extraordinary AGM
Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone Lim­ited has held an Extraordinary General Meet­ing of shareholders at the British Council Hall, Tower Hill over the weekend. During the meeting, the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Bank, Mr. Alex B. Kamara reminded the audience of his advise last year, that the Central Bank has advised a second phase capital back-up with all Commercial Banks being required to increase minimum paid-up capital from Le15 billion to Le30 billion over a five year period. He said that it will commence from 31s’ December, 2010 to 31st December, 2014 with annual increase of Le 3 billion.
Dec 23, 2010, 17:58

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Parliament Approves Sheka Tarawalie, three others
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Wednesday 22nd December, 2010 endorsed Sheka Tarawarlie and three others who were recently nominated by President Koroma for ministerial positions. The motion on appointment of the nominees was brought before the House by the Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Sheku BB Dumbuya of the All People’s Congress (APC).
Dec 23, 2010, 17:56

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Agriculture Minister Outlines his 2010 Achievements
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay on Wednesday 22nd December, 2010 said that that since 2008, his ministry has been making tremendous progress in both economic growth and food self sufficiency through productivity with government’s effort. He made this statement at the Ministry’s Youyi Building Conference Room in Freetown. Dr. Sam Sesay disclosed that this year alone the Ministry of Agriculture through strategic plans has gained support from the EU, World Bank, ADB and other partners to have made the ministry accumulate the sum of 165 Million United States Dollar to enhance productivity and economic growth.
Dec 23, 2010, 17:54

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Ministry of Finance Ends Workshop on Budget Process*New Christian TV Station for Sierra Leone *NP to Extend to Liberia *Women for World Health International Boost Makeni * President Koroma Graces Alpha Conde’s Inauguration *Boat Owners to Meet President Koroma *Koinadugu Peace Mothers Trained *Police Assures Bo Residents of Security.
Dec 23, 2010, 17:52

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, DIP ends ODF Celebrations in Port Loko District
A local Non-Governmental Organization, Development Initiative Programme (DIP), in collaboration with UNICEF and the government of Sierra Leone, has on Saturday 18th December 2010 ended a five-day celebration of a successful Open Defecation Free programme of activities in target communities in the Port Loko District. Open Defecation Free is a Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Programme, one of the methods used in Sierra Leone to rapidly increase sustainable Sanitation Coverage nationwide.
Dec 23, 2010, 17:50

NEWS : Politics
After invading SLPP HQs last week with Rude Placards... Maada’s Gang Threatens to ‘Scatter SLPP’
Marijuana Djamba smoking lawless supporters of SLPP Flagbearer aspirant and dictator Julius Maada Bio who last week took placards to the SLPP Offices whilst singing nasty insults against John Benjamin’s mother, have yesterday December 22nd 2010 threatened within the Law Courts grounds that they will “scatter the SLPP”. The notorious Maada Bio supporters were at the courts to try to bail out one Mohamed Kanneh, a Maada Bio’s thuggish supporter who faced Magistrate Bankole Shyllon yesterday after he was arrested on Arrest Warrant for Wounding Alusine M. Kamara, a fellow SLPP member.
Dec 22, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
Greedy APC to Chop Soldiers Money?
Some APC Government saboteurs are still bent on taking this country aback if we are to believe some of the claims being made by sections of the citizenry. It could be noted that President Koroma on 27th May 2010 together with Parliament, approved a pension scheme for all Wounded in Action (WIA) who fought during the ten year rebel war as military personnel of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). After several agitation and consultation by the WIA personnel, the Minister of Defence Hon. Paolo Conteh pleaded to the government to make an additional pension and the least private wounded soldier is supposed to get a handsome amount per month.
Dec 22, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
APC Shadow Cabinet: Culled online from Sierra Leone Web
The opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has named a Shadow Cabinet to better communicate the party’s positions on issues coming before Parliament, the Concord Times newspaper reported. APC Parliamentary Leader Ernest Bai Koroma told the newspaper that while his party’s shadow cabinet was modeled after the British system, it differed because Sierra Leonean cabinet members are not members of parliament. Shadow ministers are:
Dec 22, 2010, 17:04


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