Bombali to get nursing school
Reports indicate that Bombali District in the Northern Province would soon get a Nursing School. This disclosure is reported to have been made by the Bombali District Chairman, Eric Dura Sesay. According to the Chairman, the initiative is a bid to improve on the health sector in the district. Already, reports say modalities have been put in place by both the Council and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to forward the proposed project in order for it to become a reality within the shortest possible time. According to reports, the proposed school would be established at the Northern Polytechnic.
Police officer blamed for escapee suspect
A police officer, Emerson Kargbo, attached to the Central Police Station is reported to have aided and abetted the escape of a suspect, Salieu Sanu, who is reported to have been in custody after he was arrested last Saturday for allegedly stabbing one Abdul Kadri Turay for a microphone. According to reports, the suspect was expected to have appeared in Court, past Monday, but was absent. The report states that Emerson Kargbo had lied to the family of the victim that the suspect had asked him to allow him to look for food to eat when he pulled a fast-one on him. However reports reaching the victim’s family intimate that the police officer was bribed by the suspect’s mother. The police investigation however continues.
Over Convent Saga, Peter Tucker intervenes
Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, Dr. Peter Tucker is reported to have intervened into the saga involving the Principal of the St Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Freetown and the Catholic Mission. "Christ’s faithfuls, and especially the Bishops, are to strive earnestly, with due respect for justice, to ensure disputes among the people of God are as far as possible avoided, settled promptly and without rancour," Dr. Tucker quoted a paragraph from the Code of Canon Law in a letter to written to the Metropolitan Bishop, Henry Ganda. The Principal of St Joseph’s Convent, Euginia Rogers, had been asked to go on transfer. A decision, reports say, was taken by the Bishop, which however did not cut ice with Dr. Tucker.
Nurses threaten strike action
Reports have it that nurses of Class of 2003 Maternal and Child Health Aid have planned to go on a sit-down strike, come November this year. The reason fore the proposed strike action is according to report as result of non-payment of salaries. According to reports, since this set of nurses graduated in 2003 they have not been paid salaries. The nurses are reported to have also filled out the Public Service Commission (PSC) form which was expected to have ushered in their salaries. "We have channeled our complains through the Ministry of Health but to no avail, our last resort is to see the Vice President," the aggrieved nurses are reported to have stated.
Over Yenga EFSL boss speaks out!
"The conflict over the ownership of Yenga, between Guinea and Sierra Leone, is not a healthy development for a country like ours just emerging from war," the Secretary General of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL), Aiah Foday Khabenja is reported stating to the press recently. This occupation of Guinean troops, according to the EFSL boss, is considered an act of provocation and a potential source of instability to Sierra Leone. "We are concerned that Government has downplayed this matter for far too long," Khabenje said.
SLBS staff to down tools
Staff of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) are reported to have threatened strike action, should Government fail to improve their working conditions. Our source further intimates that the workers are particularly disgruntled over the management of the station, which, according to them, has greatly incapacitated them. The workers are also reported to have complained about the lack of equipment in the station.
"I did not libel anybody in my music" says Pupa Bajah
The two times consecutive proud Celtel Premier Media award winning hip-hop Sierra Leonean artist, Pupa Bajah, has strongly reacted to ‘For di People’ newspaper story, which accused him of libeling prominent politicians in the country, including the Vice President, Solomon Berewa. Pupa Bajah said since his 10 years in music, nobody has accused him of libeling anybody. "The publication is false, malicious, misleading, mischievous baseless and unfounded," the lyrical warrior said.
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