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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times News
Feb 2, 2009, 00:18
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Quality Food for Kenema Government Hospital

Reports say patients at the Kenema Government Hospital are presently receiving decent food diet from the hospital. Patients now scramble for food because of its quality, reports suggest. A steward at the hospital is quoted to have said that the quality of the food served to patients nowadays is difficult to be found in most homes in the community.

SLAJ Mourns Oldest Member

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) last week joined hundreds of relatives and sympathizers, to mourn the death of its oldest member, Samuel Jocelyn Augustine Short, who passed away on 10th January 2009. His funeral service was graced and blessed by many active Journalists at the St. Georges Cathedral in Freetown. Mr. Short is reported to have worked with various local and international media houses either as Editor or as Senior Staff, and is reputed as being one of the bravest journalists Sierra Leone has ever produced. He was 85.

SPW Meets in Kenema to Review Operation

The Student Partnership Worldwide (SPW) Sierra Leone Chapter has ended its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Pastoral Centre in Kenema. Moinina Kenneh, SPW’s Field Officer in charge of the eastern region, said "SPW is now operating in 8 districts and has volunteers in many communities in Sierra Leone". He also stated that SPW is undertaking activities such as HIV/AIDS sensitization, youth mobilization, youth education, and prevention of teenage pregnancy in the society. SPW is funding a sustainable change of attitude and community development projects in the country.

President Koroma Gives Kids Audience

The National President of Kids Advocacy Network (KAN), Edmond Alim B. Fornah has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. During the visit, the President of KAN highlighted some of the problems and challenges affecting kids, and called on President Koroma to swiftly intervene to save their situation. President Koroma is reported to have assured his guests that children are close to his heart and will therefore do everything in his power to prepare them well enough for the future.

8 Arrested for Smuggling

An official of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) at Gbalamuya Customs and Excise Department, Alhassan Kamara, has arrested 8 motor-bikes at Bamoi International Market, for evading custom duties. Reports say a group of smugglers entered the village with the said motor bikes via bush road from Guinea. Customs officials say smuggling is on the increase in the country and they need more manpower to curb it. Some accounts say smuggling has become rampant in the country due to high customs dues.

Quack Doctor Kills Girl, 17

Adama Kamara aged 17, is reported to have met her untimely death when a quack doctor also known as pepper doctor, performed a genealogical operation on her to get rid of a five-month old pregnancy. The sad incident is said to have taken place at Tintafor, Lungi, in the Kaffu Bullom chiefdom. Reports say before the unsuccessful operation, Adama, on noticing the pregnancy, absconded from home and stayed with a friend named Agnes Kamara. Accordingly, her boy friend, Abu Bakarr, denied ever having affairs with her, thereby making her look dejected and utterly frustrated. After a while, she managed to secure the amount needed for an abortion and headed straight for the place of the pepper doctor. She is said to have collapsed and died on her way home after the operation, apparently due to internal bleeding. The pepper is currently helping the police in their investigations.

GWP West Africa Meets In Abidjan

The West African branch of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) has held its 3rd General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Reports say the theme of the event was ‘Integrated Water Resources Management’ (IWRM). The meeting marks the tenth anniversary of GWP operations in West Africa. Representatives discussed relevant issues including GWP operational levels and implementation strategy for 2009.

Police Arrest 2 Armed Robbers

Assistance Superintendent of Police (ASP) Samuel Sanie Sesay, who happens to be the Regional Crime Officer East, has disclosed that two notorious robbers, Vandi Koroma and Bockarie Fofanah, have been nabbed following a successful police raid in the township of Kenema. According to reports, a good number of armed robbers invaded Kenema City during the festive season to create mischief. Sources say the two men were arrested after a tip-off from members of the public. They are now in police custody waiting to the charged and tried in court.

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