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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone's Kenema – Pendembu Road Project Now Kicks Off
Fleet of earth moving bull dozers and loaders on Friday, October 1 were put into action at Nyanyawama Section in Kenema City for the Kick-off of the physical earth-work of the Kenema – Pendembu road project. Inspite of the inclement weather that day residents of Kenema district and representative groups from Kailahun district including parliamentarians, paramount chiefs, council members, all defied the weather and converged at the site to watch the Minister of Works, Housing and the Infrastructure Hon. Alimamy P. Koroma operate the bulldozer in demonstration of the commencement of the earth work and grubbing exercise.
Oct 5, 2010, 13:33

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, NASSIT Board Tours Investment Sites
A high-power delegation of the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) over the weekend invited Awareness Times to embark with them on a three-day conducted tour of all the Trust’s investment project sites in Waterloo, Makeni, Bo, and Freetown respectively. The three-day tour which commenced on Thursday, 30th September and ended on Saturday, 2nd October 2010 was designed to assist the NASSIT Board Members in their assessment of the total value of the NASSIT affordable housing project in those investment sites for them to be able to determine prices to be put on these houses that in their estimation would be affordable by the targeted poor beneficiaries.
Oct 5, 2010, 13:32

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Traditional Healers Storm Hospital * Lassa Fever Claims 2 in the North *Cotton Trees to Cause Disaster *Red Cross holds Annual Meeting *7 Months Old Baby Missing *Deputy Speaker Awards 100 Scholarships.
Oct 5, 2010, 13:31

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Afsatu Kabba Entices Portee Children to Education
Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba has on Friday, 1st October 2010, lectured school-going children in the Portee Community, East of Freetown on the value of education. She was Guest Speaker at a Scholarship Awards and Prize giving Ceremony at the Belgium Spot organized by Ward 355, Constituency 99 during which 88 children of the Ward were proud recipients of scholarships and prizes. Haja Kabba referred to education as the most precious thing a parent can give to his children that will for ever be with them, noting that with education, the vices of poverty, dependency, arm robbery and other forms of anti social violent conducts will not prevail
Oct 4, 2010, 12:40

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, US Ambassador assures Support to Media & Civil Society
The newly assigned United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E. Michael S. Owen has said that his country remains committed to supporting the Sierra Leone’s media through trainings, exchange programmes and other forms of assistance. The Ambassador gave this assurance while addressing the press last Friday, 1st October 2010 at the American Embassy at Leicester, in Freetown, the first of his contact with the press since presenting his credentials to President Koroma the previous day, Thursday, 30th September instant. Ambassador Owen described Sierra Leone as beautiful, and registered his readiness to work with the government, the media and civil society to build a very strong democratic base for the country.
Oct 4, 2010, 12:38

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Mercury Int. Gives Le100M. Scholarships to Primary School Kids
As a way of further complementing its corporate social responsibility in the country, Sierra Leone leading private football betting institution, Mercury International on Friday, 1st October 2010 presented scholarships worth over Le 100 Million to some 508 primary school-going pupils across the country at the Young Men’s Sports Club (YSC) hall, Wilkinson Road in Freetown. Addressing parents and beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)-Mercury International, Samir Hassanyeh said the company feels delighted to offer such a huge sum of money by way of scholarships to primary school-going pupils in the country.
Oct 4, 2010, 12:36

NEWS : Local News
Editor of Democrat Newspaper Resigns
After over nine years at the helm of affairs (2001-2010), Abubakarr Joe Sesay resigned his post as Editor of The Democrat Newspaper over the weekend. Although he gave no reason for the decision, the move paves the way for him to take full charge of his newly established newspaper, Plain Truth, which has been in existence for about three weeks.
Oct 4, 2010, 12:34

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*NRA Sets to hit Le 236bn Target *5 RSLAF Officers Promoted *Man, 60 impregnates Girl, 10 *SLPP Supporters Caution Party Executives *Murder Suspect Remanded *Rape Suspect Escapes From Police Net * Guma Valley Exposes Government *Martin Luther King, Dr. Julius Garvey DNAs traced to Salone.
Oct 4, 2010, 12:32

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, World Vision Donation Rescues Free Health Care
World Vision-Sierra Leone a leading American based Christian non-governmental organization that works towards the improvement and promotion of health care delivery and education in impoverished communities of developing countries on Wednesday, 29th September 2010 donated 75 cartons of Albendazole a de-worming treatment for children to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at the Medical Stores at New England Ville in Freetown. The handing over of the donated items was witnessed by the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mohamed Dadis Koroma, Medical Doctors and a host of dignitaries of the health sector.
Oct 1, 2010, 17:28

NEWS : Local News
Young Men’s Christian Association-Sierra Leone (YMCA-SL) Slum Project gives Kroo Bay Slum Dwellers Life
The Young Men’s Christian Association-Sierra Leone (YMCA-SL) has since 2007 when it started implementation of the Slum Project in the Kroo Bay slum community in central Freetown, it has impacted tremendously on the live of the people singularly and generally through community development schemes or training opportunities for the majority of the youthful population. The intervention of YMCA in the Kroo Bay community started with the construction of ten water stand pipes across the community. These water pipes changed life condition in the Bay, as it ensures regular and assured water supply and availability within the community.
Oct 1, 2010, 17:26

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, ‘FOI Law will soon be passed’- Says SDI Director
The Director for Society for Democratic Initiative (SDI) Mr. Emmanuel Saffa Abdulia on Thursday 30th September 2010 said the battle for the enactment of the Freedom of Information law (FOI) was almost over. He made this statement in an exclusive interview with this reporter at his Pademba Road office in Freetown. He said as director, he has worked very vigorously to campaign for the FOI law to come into existence in Sierra Leone. “Since 2003 to now I have engaged many stakeholders and ordinary citizens to support the FOI to be part of our law.
Oct 1, 2010, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Witchcraft materials removed from Queen Elizabeth II Quay * UN lifts Sanction on Sierra Leone * SSL Releases Consumer Price Index * Three Remanded for Store Breaking * Liberian Girl arrested with thousand of US dollars * ECOWAS Hold validation workshop * New Court to try former Junta Leader * PMDC Minister to be sacked.
Oct 1, 2010, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Maritime Lecturer Demands Focus On Maritime Training
The Head of Department for Maritime Studies at the College of Business Studies, Captain Musa Saccoh has appealed to government to enhance and improve the Maritime Career to attract more students and graduates. He made this plea to mark the World Maritime Day at the British Council Hall in Freetown over the weekend. Captain Saccoh said in as much as the country is now yearning for development, the government should encourage every skilled and talented citizen to come onboard to re-enforce the battle for achievement, especially when we are preparing to exploit the fuel oil and other minerals and marine resources.
Oct 1, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
African Minerals (SL) Limited hosts more investors
African Minerals (SL) Limited has held a successful meeting with potential investors from different reputable backgrounds abroad. The team was accompanied to Sierra Leone by AML’s top executives who took them to the company’s flagship iron ore project in Tonkolili. The delegation was later received by President Ernest Bai Koroma who expressed confidence in the operations of AML and assured them of his government and people’s support to genuine investors from all over the world.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Information Ministry Ends 3 Days Sensitization on FOI Bill
The Ministry of Information and Communication has concluded a three-day nationwide pre-legislative sensitization tour from Monday 20th to 23th September 2010 on the proposed Freedom of Information Bill that will soon be laid before parliament for approval. The bill when passed into law will give the opportunity to Sierra Leoneans to access public information which in turn will enhance accountability, transparency and development in the country’s democratic process. The tour was climaxed in Kenema with a one-day workshop for stakeholders comprising of Journalists, Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Teachers and Members of the public.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Deputy Health Minister Cautions Medical Stores’ Staff
The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Hon. Mohamed Daudis Koroma on Thursday September 29th 2010 cautioned Medical Stores staff at New England Ville to be very mindful of the medical supplies meant for distribution to hospitals and other health centres across the country. He was addressing members of staff in one of his on the spot visits to inspect storage of drugs and other medical supplies and equipment at the Malaria Control Department. The Deputy Minister underscored the importance of prompt distribution of essential drugs if only to overcome the challenges within the implementation of the free health care initiative which he said are enormous. He lauded the staff for their efforts and encouraged them to forge ahead to improve on the laurels of the MDG6 award to the country on HIV/IADS and malaria curtail drive.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Zain Enhances Education In Junior Secondary Schools
In a bid to give back to the people of Sierra Leone as Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, Zain through its Build Our Nation initiative targeted Junior Secondary School (JSS) sector and donated Educational items to pupils of FAWE school in Makeni and UMC Girls JSS Kono in the North & Eastern Regions, this goodwill is yet to continue in the South and East soon. Since 2007, Zain Sierra Leone has regularly donated educational supplies to local schools all around Sierra Leone. Each year, Zain supports the progress of the education sector in Sierra Leone by providing supplies to close to in schools in different rural areas and this year is no exception.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Africa’s green revolution will founder without extra global funding
The word “hunger” connotes two d if ferent experiences: deprivation and desire. In our two African countries, and in the developing world in general, nearly 1 billion people experience a severe lack of food and yearn to l if t themselves out of poverty. For our world to be stable, it must become free of the worst forms of deprivation. For our world to be more just, the desires of the poor must be fulfilled. A decade ago, the world agreed to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 as part of the UN millennium development goals.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, ONS Cautions Against Reckless Reporting
Following what has been disclaimed as unfounded publications in a certain tabloid against the Office of National Security (ONS) that appeared in three separate editions on the 16th, 22nd and 24th September 2010 respectively, officials on Wednesday 29th instant unequivocally frowned at what they said was aimed at undermining their status throwing their integrity into disrepute. In a press conference convened at State House in Freetown, ONS Chief of Staff Mr. Larry Bassie informed pressmen that their office has maintained a high level of integrity, political neutrality as expected of them through their statutory mandate since its formation by the previous government.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* MP Hands Over VIP Toilets * President Koroma Congratulates Saudi Arabia * Parliament Goes on Recess * Islamic Institute Director Returns to Freetown * Kailahun Chief Preaches Patriotism * Global Summit Hosted for Sierra Leone’s Future Leaders * FCC Awards Councilor.
Sep 30, 2010, 17:04

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