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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times News
Sep 18, 2009, 16:43
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NEWS BRIEFS ARE REPORTS CULLED FROM OTHER LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND BROUGHT ONLINE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR READERS. THIS MEDIUM DOES NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE CONTENTS BELOW

Bumbuna is Complete?

Pro-APC tabloids have assured that the phase one of Bumbuna is complete and that Bumbuna was expected to be officially commissioned yesterday. The project of the Bumbuna light, will according to reports, provide light to Freetown and other parts of the country. If what the pro APC tabloids say is anything to go by, the Bumbuna reality coincided with the day the APC led government became two years.

3 Armed Robbers Admitted at Connaught

Reports have it that three armed robbers, Chernor Bah, Daniel Koroma and Saidu Kanu, permanently in handcuffed, are admitted at the out patient of the Connaught Hospital in Freetown. According to the police, Chernor was shot on the left foot while escaping with a bundle of suspected stolen goods in Bo. Daniel was found by police in an unconscious state after suffering severe beating and stab wound on the head. The three suspects would be charged to court immediately after their medical discharge.

Education Minister in Le 6.5B Scandal

Reports have alleged that the Minister of Education, Dr. Minkailu Bah is to account for the sum of Le 6.5b allocated to the Ministry to support Girl Child Education. According to reports, the sum was allocated to the Ministry of Education by the government to help girl child education in the country. The said money was placed in the ministrys bank account since 2008, but it intended purpose is yet to be fruitful.

Mysterious Snake Kills Four People

Reports have revealed that a mysterious snake has bitten four people to death at Bundulai village, Lokomasama Chiefdom, Port Loko District. According to reports, the snake, Green Mamba, after biting each victim immediately disappeared and victim died before rushed to the hospital. The incident has caused the hospital authority to request for more anti-venom antidotes in readiness.

Pendembu Chief in Police Net

Following the beating of two elderly women, including the widow of the late Chief Justice S.M.F Kutubu, police have reportedly invited Paramount Chief Foray Gonder of upper Bambara Chiefdom, Kailahun District for questioning. The Chief is reported to have done the action in the full view of the public; which resulted in damaging the teeth of a woman. According to reports, the malice started as a result of the last chieftaincy elections between the current chief and the Kutubu family, the rival party.

Sierra Leone to Open Embassy in Israel

Reports have disclosed that through the bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and Israel, President Koroma will soon open Sierra Leones Embassy in Israel. According to reports, the government is now working on modalities to get the building and local staff as Israel government has agreed to take care of the expenditure pertaining to the embassy for the first year.

Yormandu Health Centre on the Brink of Collapse

Reports have it that the peripheral Health Center at Yormandu, Sandor Chiefdom, Kono District is in the brink of collapse. According to reports, the health Centre is currently running without regular supply of drugs. Patients hardly go to the clinic since there is no adequate drug. The District Medical Officer in Kono, Dr. David Boome says he will urgently do something about it.


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