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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times News
Dec 4, 2008, 17:08
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NEWS BRIEFS ARE SUMMARIES OF REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR ONLINE READERS

SLRA Records LE.30Bn in Road User Fund

The Sierra Leone Roads Authority has reportedly recorded between twenty nine to thirty billion leones on road users fund for 2008. These are monies accumulated from payments deducted per each gallon of fuel sold to the public by marketers. It is reported that the sum of Le.3.04 is received by the parastatal per gallon. The authority says the accumulated amount is snow ready to invest in intensive road maintenance countrywide. The deduction according to reports is not static as remittance is based on the pump price of fuel. Sometimes, the report continues, government loans part of the money to offset salarypayments.

                         
                                                                WAEC Cancelled Results in Liberia

The Liberian head office of the West African Examinations Council has cancelled high school results of about 32 schools in that country, reports intimate. The WAEC head in Liberia is quoted as saying that it was as a result of collusion, which reserves the right for the body to cancel results of students found wanton. The culprits were reportedly also suspended for two years. In future, the office would recomme3nd two years imprisonment for such acts.

Councils Urged To Nurture Plant Healthy Clinics

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Mr. Augustine Sahr Sheku is said to have admonished District Councils to adopt and nurture plans that would promote quality health clinics practices, more so with the establishment of some plan health clinics in all the districts in the southern region. He explained that there is a clear cut role played in national development between the central government and the local government, while urging the local governments to take up the responsibility of supporting the programme to make it successful in their districts.


New Phone Operators Stopped

Information and Communication Minister, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo on Tuesday December 2, 2008 announced that the Government of Sierra Leone has placed a moratorium on the registration of all GSM operators in the country until the industry is properly regulated. He however assured that government would continue to support the operation of a liberal economy in the country. He also noted that government would ensure that all mobile companies operate within the set conditions. Alhaji Kargbo told GSM operators in an interactive meeting that government would take a second look at the activities of GSM operators and to set up what he called a spectrum management team to monitor the compliance of the National Telecommunication Act.


Local Authorities Urged To Stop Illicit Mining

Director in the Ministry of Local Government and Internal Affairs, Aiah Lebbie is said to have called on local authorities to help the Ministry of Mineral Resources stop illicit mining in their respective chiefdoms. He reportedly encouraged the chiefs to monitor the mining areas to ensure that those involved in illicit mining obtain licenses. He explained that the number of licenses obtained in a particular chiefdom determines the amount of money the chiefdom will receive from the Diamond Area Mining Development Fund.


ACC Act Ignites MPs Call For Salary Increment

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), Dr. Alfred Kandeh has reportedly attributed the recent outcry of Parliamentarians for salary increase to the stance of the Anti Corruption Commission Act 2008, which according to him forbade MPs from doubling as Contractors. According to reports, Dr. Kandeh recalled that during the previous Parliament that witnessed some of the MPs doubled as Contractors, "they never stood their grounds on an increment in salary, as they realized a lot from being contractors."


Donors Disappoint APC

Finance and Economic Development Minister, David Carew is reported to have registered his disappointment over the yet to be fulfilled promises made by donors towards government budget. It could be recalled that various ministries have been complaining that most of their tender bills were not adhered to by the Ministry of Finance whilst others were unable to use all the budget allocation, a development Minister Carew attributed to the non fulfillment of the donors commitments. As he expressed disappointment with the donors, the minister also used the forum as an opportunity to call on them to give the government what they have promised, as all the programmes have been based on their promises.


PC Wants Effective Communication of Govt Policy

Local tabloids have quoted the Paramount Chief of Nongowa Chiefdom in the Kenema District, Amara Bonya Vangahun to have called on government to improve on its mode of transmitting information to grassroot communities. He however pointed out that that the government information service was helping greatly in information dissemination as according to him messages could be easily transmitted from government to the citizenry across the country. He also said the provincial secretarys office was also vital in ensuring that local authorities are well informed about government policies and development plans.


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