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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone -13th October, 2014
By Awareness Times
Oct 13, 2014, 12:02
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IMF, World Bank Urge Sub-Saharan Africa to Manage Crises

Sub-Saharan African economies need to be better prepared for the risks of the Ebola outbreak, wider budget shortfalls and security threats from militant groups- this is according to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Risks that require enhanced preparedness include rising fiscal deficits in a number of countries, economic fallouts from the activities of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab, and most urgently, the onslaught of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, Francisco Ferreira said recently in an e-mailed statement. The Ebola outbreak will cut economic growth in the worst-affected nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia by 2.1 percentage points to 3.4 percentage points, the World Bank said. The virus has killed more than 3,400 people in those three countries since March, out of 7,470 recorded cases.

 

London Mining up for Grabs

The Marampa Iron Ore miner, London Mining is presently suffering from considerable financial strain as Iron Ore prices fall to 2009 levels, and the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continue to affect its production levels. In an 8th October statement the Company confirmed their worst fears by admitting the Board believes that there will be little or no value remaining in the equity of the Company and the other listed securities of the Group. Shares of London Mining crashed to all time lows of 0.12 pence after the statement, nearly 96% so far this year. Its stock traded above 400 pence per share in 2011 after it listed on the London Stock Exchange at about 192 pence five years ago.

 

Finance Ministry to Deduct 23% from MDAs Budget

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has said that there will be a 23% deduction of budgets for majority of the Ministries Departments and Agencies due to foreseen deficit in revenue forecasts for 2015 as a result of the Ebola outbreak. According to the Deputy Financial Secretary Matilda Williams the 23% deduction is expected to amount to Le1.8 billion on the MDAs budget of 2015. The deduction she said, will affect specific ministries, departments and agencies so as to enable the Government to provide funds for priority sectors, like health and agriculture. However, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Mr. Joseph Teckman Kanu, during the ongoing budget discussions at Finance Ministry said, his ministry is currently engages in issues relating to women and childrens welfare regarding the Ebola outbreak. He explained about the Child Protection and Gender pillar at the Emergency Operations Centre which focuses on children now affected by the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and that his ministry will have to render services to these children nationwide.

 

President Koroma Highlights Challenges in Fighting Ebola

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has recently in Freetown informed the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Sean Sherlock, that limited numbers of contact tracers, training and equipment are the challenges Government is contending with at the moment. The President said Government was busy strengthening institutions, building the economy and democracy when the outbreak occurred. I am happy that we have done a lot of sensitization around the country. We are also encouraged that the United Nations and other international institutions are coming around to help boost our efforts in the fight, he said.President Koroma also stated that contact tracing and social mobilization require lots of personnel to engage people in communities because of their peculiar knowledge of their localities.

 

SLICO Pays Le 10m to Health Insurance

As part of their dedicated and effective service to their customers, Sierra Leone Insurance Company (SLICO) together with Fitco Insurance Broker have  paid the sum of ten million Leones (le10m) each to two families as benefactors for their late relatives scheme. According Acie Jalloh, Marketing Officer of SLICO, the insurance benefit is being paid to the families of late Tigie Dankay, a former Medical Practitioner at Lumpa Community Health Centre and Joya Jones, former Matron at the Ola During Childrens Hospital. According to the agreement signed by Late Tigie Dankay, 100% benefit was to be shared between her two sons Karifala Hall and Mohamed Hall as each of them received a cheque of Le4m, as their own 40% shares of their mothers insurance benefit, while their dad, Moses Hall received a cheque of Le2m as 20% shares of the benefits.


Carpenter in Jail for Alleged Sex with 17 Year-Old Girl

A carpenter Amara Turay, 33, was on Tuesday remanded in custody on charge of sexual offense contrary to section 20 (b) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012. The victim, 17, in her testimony at the Freetown Magistrate Court said she was returning home after selling boiled eggs on August 14 at about 7:00p.m., when she met an elderly woman, Ya Kathy at Banga Farm and explained to her that she was late. She said that the elderly woman allowed her to pass the night at her house. At the said house, she said she slept in a room with the accused for four days.The victim explained that she had sex on two occasions with the accused and eventually left the house after the elder brother of the accused who was not around for the four days came and drove her out of the house.


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