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By Awareness Times News
Jun 8, 2010, 17:02

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UN Supports Tree Planting in Lungi


Local tabloids say, the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone on Saturday 5th June 2010, presented Neem trees to the people of Lungi, Kafu Bullom Chiefdom in the Port Loko District as a sign of appreciation and support to the forestration of Sierra Leone. reports furthered that according to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone Michael Schulenburg, tree represents life and life represents peace for the people of Lungi. Reports say, Lungi is a community well known for its warm hospitality, accommodation, and productivity in terms of agriculture.

 

Fresh Blood Splashed at FBC Campus


Reports have alleged that fresh blood was spattered all over the Fourah Bay College campus on Friday 4th June 2010. According to reports, the blood was believed to have been brought from an abattoir in Freetown, specifically from cow yard. Reports further say, this evil act was done in order to intimidate one of the female presidential candidates Frances Marke who is believed to be an ardent Born-Again Christian.


Chiefdom Police ends Professional Training

 

Eighty-eight chiefdoms police officers attached to the Moyamba District have reportedly graduated from their training on Friday 4th June 2010 at the Moyamba Mini Stadium, Moyamba Town. According to the Program Manager for Justice Sector Coordinator Office in Moyamba Peter Viner, the training will help the officers to be professional in discharging their duties especially when dealing with court matter or other justice issues. The Inspector General of Police, Brima Acha Kamara is reported to have said the training was a manifestation of the SLPs desire to deploy chiefdoms police officers in every area in the country.

 

86 Sierra Leoneans Deported from Iraq


Reports have it that, eighty-six Sierra Leoneans who were serving as contract workers in various fields in Iraq had been deported to Sierra Leone. According to reports, the workers were deported as a result of a strike action they staged, theft and the women engaging in unwanted pregnancy. Reports furthered that most of the workers who were part of the strike said they were demanding an increment in their monthly salary from the initially agreed amount $250 before their departure from Sierra Leone in December 2009 to $900 Dollars.

 

NaCSA Boosts 38 Amputees


Local tabloid reports say the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has given financial grants to thirty-eight Amputees in the Western Area. Reports went on that all the girl child amputees received the cash sum of Le.300, 000 on the 4th of June 2010 during a ceremony held at the NaCSA Headquarters on Gloucester Street in Freetown. The aim of the grant, reports went on, is to support the Amputees educational career. The Deputy Commissioner, Charles Rogers reportedly warned the beneficiaries to utilize the money for it intended purposes and not to misuse it.


Crown International College opens link


Reports have revealed that a British owned institution Crown International College, has established its college programme to a cross section of Sierra Leonean students at the British Council Hall in Freetown. According to reports, the college is know for its wealth of experience in providing management and performance transformation training to talented and ambitious people all over the world. The purpose of opening the link in Sierra Leone is to run courses for small groups of executive with the aim of optimizing their learning opportunities in achieving a better goal in a very short period.


Security Commits Suicide in Bo


Newspaper reports has disclosed that 35 years old Samuel Amara, a security guard formerly attached to the SOS Hermann Gmeimer center in Bo allegedly committed suicide on Monday 24th May 2010. According to reports, Samuel was bored for being in service without being permanent for over three years. The deceased is reported to have performed several functions including overtime and other related function but was still serving under probation.



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