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By Awareness Times News
May 12, 2010, 17:02


Lumley Youths Disowns MP and Councilor

Youths Groups in Kamayama and Pentagon in the far west of Freetown have disowned their Member of Parliament Honorable Salamatu Turay and their Councilor Mary Harding as their political representatives in Parliament and Council. Reports say the residents disowned their political head on the grounds that they are persistently neglecting those they are representing and also on the grounds that both of them have failed to bring developments to the community. Reports also states that most projects meant for the community have been hijacked by other communities. Against these backdrops, reports say, the youths have vowed to champion the course of rehabilitating roads, cleaning, and protecting the area on self help without going through their elected representatives.

2 Librarians Relegated

Reports say two senior employees of the Sierra Leone Library Board Salieu Turay and Brima Kamara have been relegated after being found guilty for misappropriating 70% of four containers of books between. This misappropriation of books donated by an international Non-Governmental Organization Children International based in the United States of America, for distribution to various schools in Sierra Leone, reports went on happened between the months May and October 2009. The first of the two employees were demoted from the positions of Deputy Chief Librarian to Senior Librarian and the second, from Senior Librarian to Librarian respectively with effect 1st July 2010, the report said.

Free Health Care Drugs Land Women in Prison

Local tabloid reports say a 31 years old women, Aminata Kamara have been sent to the maximum prison on Pademba Road in Freetown on two court charges ranging from ‘drugs suspected to be drugs meant for the free health medical care and possession of drugs without license contrary to Section 20 (1) of the Pharmacy and Drugs Act 1988. reports went on that the accused is said to have been found in possession of a bottle of Paracetamol Syrup and 11 rubbers of sulfathiazole Trimelhroprin Powder with inscriptions of UNICEF. Reports say the matter was adjourned to May 17th 2010.

Secret Society Detained Police Boss

Members of a secrete society in Sierra Leone ‘Ojeh Society’ are reported to have abducted and detained the Local Unit Commander of the Lungi Police Division Superintendent Max Kanu at Kafunkay Village, Lokomasama Chiefdom in Port Loko District for 3 hours. According to reports, Superintendent Kanu was investigating a complaint of allege harassment made against members of the society. Reports claimed that members of the society have been harassing, molesting, and looting properties belonging to innocent people of the community while on the ceremony exhibitions. Reports say nine members of the society have so far been arrested and over 50 security personnel have been dispatched to bring situation to the community.

Paramount Chief Brutalized

Local tabloids have reported that the Paramount Chief of Sittia Chiefdom in the Bonthe District PC Sherbra Thomas Kpanabom Koroma is responding to intensive medical treatment in the Bo Government Hospital after been gang mobbed by his subjects at Bissan Town. Reports say PC Koroma was attacked with sticks, machetes, and other offensive traditional weapons by hoodlums, spearheaded by one Tommy Nyandea. The alleged leader Nyandea and some others have been arrested and are presently helping the Police in their investigation.

16 Health Workers Lay Off

Newspaper reports surveillance have revealed that over 16 junior workers, including laborers, cleaners, and securities working at the Government Hospital in Kenema have been sacked illegally. Allegations states that the affected employees were sacked because of exposing some hospital authorities who allegedly chopped stipends meant for worker. However, the administration of the hospital is said to have refuted these claims and alleged that the sacked workers were only volunteers and not legally employed reports states.

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