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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 15th August 2013
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Aug 15, 2013, 17:02
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Religious Leaders Frown at Addax Thieving

Religious leaders in Sierra Leone have expressed disappointment over the rampart act of thieving at the Addax Mining Company. In a meeting held in Makeni city recently, the religious leaders advised residents to deviate from such act which according to them has the tendency to scare away potential investors from investing in the country. Reports say the company has lost properties worth millions of leones to thieves in the recent past.

 

Hon Ibrahim Sorie Takes Leave of Parliament

One of the longest serving Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Hon. Ibrahim Sorie of the All People’s Congress (APC) party, has taken leave of Parliament to take up his new appointment as Sierra Leone’s Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union. The honorable has assured that he will give his best in representing the country whilst in Europe and that he will also take advantage of any opportunity in Europe to develop Sierra Leone.

 

IFF Engages Youth on Skills Training

The International Freight Forwarder (IFF) that has employed dozens of youth to work at its company site at Kissy Dockyard in Freetown, is currently undertaking skills training programs for youth in that part of the country. The training according to reports was aimed to help make the youth become self-reliant and contribute to national development.

 

MPs Commend NRA

Following the presidential award to the National Revenue Authority (NRA) as the best government agency, members of the Parliamentary Public Account Committee in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament recently commended the institution. The MPs commended NRA for meeting most of its targets amidst several difficulties. The Committee further applauded NRA for efforts applied by its staff to generate revenue for government projects across the country.

 

Students Schooled on Budget Preparation

54 final year students of the Economics Department at Fourah Bay College have been schooled by Parliament on several modules including parliamentary and political governance and budgetary processing. Lecturer, Dr. Denis Sandy who facilitated the lectures told the students that the process was aimed to broaden the horizon of students on the practical aspect of the various concepts.

 

Good Shepherd Constructs 500 Toilets

The Good Shepherd Ministry in Freetown has constructed 500 toilets in 30 communities in the Bombali district. The communities have now been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). The project was supported by UNICEF.

 

DIF-SL Feeds Dozens of Disable Persons

Disabled International Federation–Sierra Leone (DIF-SL) recently fed dozens of homeless persons living with disability at Waterloo, Grafton, Wilberforce, and Fourah Bay communities in Western Area respectively. The aim of the gesture was to provide the day’s meal for the disabled persons.

 

Girlfriend Allegedly Kills Boyfriend

Police in Waterloo are currently investigating the death of Timothy Moses, a Nigeria national residing in that part of the country. According to reports, the deceased was found dead last Tuesday at his resident at Waterloo where he was alleged to have been abandoned by his girlfriend. Reports say the girlfriend was found with wounds shortly after the incident and was immediately put in police custody whilst the corpse is awaiting postmortem at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown.


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