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By Awareness Times News
Oct 16, 2008, 17:12
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NEWS BRIEFS ARE SUMMARIES OF REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR ONLINE READERS

British Experts in Town


Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair this week sent a team of advisory staff to support the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma attract private investment and work with government to further improve on governance processes and capacity building. The Tony Blair team will be working with key institutions such as state house, the investment and export promotion agency, and selected ministries for several months. The team wil
l support the government as it enters a critical second year. Mr. Blair himself will stay in close contact with both the team and president Koroma and is expected revisit the country in the coming months.

 
           Le.30 million for daily mail scraps


Reports say the National Commission for Privatization in collaboration with the Pitmawick Accounting Firm have sold the defunct printing machines of the Sierra Leone Daily Mail to the tune of Le30 million. Daily Mail is one of the oldest press houses in Sierra Leone started during the colonial period.

 
            Police in spare parts theft scandal


The owner of a DAF truck ACE 882 Edie Koroma of Wellington has alleged that parts of his vehicle were missing after police impounded and parked it at Ross Road police station a week ago. The said DAF truck driven by one Alusine Bangura reportedly hit the vehicle of a friend of another police officer named Victor Dumbuya that was parked some meters close to the Ross Road Police Station. The owner of the vehicle alleges that the vehicles parts may have been stolen by police.

 
                   Traders Blasts City Council


A recent attempt by the Freetown City Council (FCC) to collect markets dues at night has drawn the ire of the executives of the Sierra Leone Traders Union (SLTU), which has condemned the move in no uncertain terms. Vice President of the Union, Vandi Junior Lansana says the action by FCC will serve as a recipe for chaos. Lansana is quoted to have said that they are not against the new move of the council to generate revenue for development purpose but they are against the way the council is going about collecting these monies.

 

MRU to Expand of Development Programme


Reports have it that the Ambassador of the Mano River Union, Abraham Boure has pointed out that the current development programme and activities of the union are to expand the scope of cooperation among members states to include matters on security, foreign affairs and defense, and the implementation of a policy cooperation and development in the area of agriculture, animal production and lots more. The report further stated that plans are well advanced to implement programmes that will further a strong pillar of institutional revitalization, restructuring and development.

 
       First Lady presents Books to Statistics


First Lady of Sierra Leone, Sia Koroma has presented text books to the library of Statistics Sierra Leone at a ceremony held last Monday. Press Secretary to the First Lady Ayodele Lokobi Johnson explained that the presentation was to complement the effort of the office of the president stating that the First Lady is very concerned over girl child education and reducing infant mortality rates in the country.


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