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Kabbah To Attend Peace Conference In London
Former President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has reportedly been invited by the Universal Peace Federation to attend this year’s International Leadership Conference to be held in London on November 20-23. this year’s theme is "Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance: For Peace and Development in Europe, Africa and the Middle East". Dr. Kabbah is reported as saying that he was considering the possibility of attending the conference in London.
Gruesome Road Accident Claims 4 Lives
Reports have it that a gruesome road accident along the Waterloo Highway, involving two trucks left 4 people dead and 10 seriously injured during the early hours of Wednesday 8th October 2008. According to reports, a stationary Bedford Truck loaded with firewood was parked at the sidewalk of Jui Junction to refill the fuel tank when a Lilian Draft Truck that was approaching the junction at a high speed crashed on the stationary vehicle and dragged it for about 10 meters.
USD 10 Million For Salone
Reports monitored from local tabloids have intimated of an approval of the sum of USD 10 Million by the World Bank for the Government of Sierra Leone as part of the bank’s Second Governance Reform and Growth Credit. The money is to help implement the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy in the context of a multi donor budget support framework. Reports say this is the second in a series of development policy lending by the Word Bank in support of Sierra Leone’s transition from post conflict recovery to sustainable development.
First Lady Urges Nurses
First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma is said to have called on Nurses to change their attitudes towards patients in their care. She is reported as saying that Nurses owe patients care, thus the need for a change of negative attitudes by Nurses on patients. She is said to have intimated that her focus on health is borne out of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of children and women, adding that her office wants to examine the role of people who are entrusted with tasks to perform do so in the interest of the citizenry.
Kenema Records An Alarming Death Rate
Local tabloids have disclosed that the death rate in Kenema, Eastern Sierra Leone has increased at an alarming figure especially between June and September this year. Reports say the Births and Deaths office in the eastern province has recorded about a hundred death cases while only twenty five birth cases were reported to the office during this period. According to reports, even this figure does not reflect the correct data because most people in the district are reluctant to report births and deaths cases to the office.
German Envoy Lauds Salone’s Religious Tolerance
The German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E Rolf Saligmann is said to have disclosed that Sierra Leone is a model for religious tolerance which can serve as a positive example for many other countries in the world. He is reported as saying that there is a high degree of respect for individual human beings, regardless of their economic, social religious, ethnic or political status.
Audit Workers Down Tool
Employees of the Audit Service Commission Technical office on Wednesday 8th October 2008 staged a strike protest demanding that the Deputy Auditor General proceed on leave to retirement. Reports say the Deputy Auditor General has deliberately refused to proceed on leave even when he has allegedly exceeded retirement age.
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